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Jhaveri Contemporary presents a new body of work by the Pakistani artist Ali Kazim at Art Basel Hong Kong. Best known for his enigmatic portraits and explorations of the human body, Kazim’s exhibition draws a primary inspiration from the landscape outside his home town of Lahore. Once part of the flourishing Indus Valley Civilization (circa 3,000 BCE to 1,500 BCE), the now desolate landscape is …

Jhaveri Contemporary presents a new body of work by the Pakistani artist Ali Kazim at Art Basel Hong Kong. Best known for his enigmatic portraits and explorations of the human body, Kazim’s exhibition draws a primary inspiration from the landscape outside his home town of Lahore. Once part of the flourishing Indus Valley Civilization (circa 3,000 BCE to 1,500 BCE), the now desolate landscape is dotted with ancient mounds and strewn with terracotta shards from a distant past. Today it serves as a burial site for local communities.

Kazim engages the techniques of miniature painting as practised …

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Discoveries, Booth 1C46