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Suite of Six Photographic Prints by Naiza Khan are exhibited at The Seatle Art Museum

01 March, 2022

Installation of a suite of six photographic prints by Naiza Khan at the Seattle Art Museum. These works are also in the AAN Collection. The AAN Collection has a large body of works by Naiza Khan! #art #contemporaryart #naizakhan

Bodily Experience: South Asian Art Across Time at the Seattle Art Museum.

Photo Credit: Seattle Art Museum

Three Works from the AAN Collection Are In The Exhibition 'I Am I Am And Not' - A Retrospective Exhibition of Aisha Khalid

28 November 2021 - 21 January 2022

One of Aisha Khalid’s most important works will be shown in this exhibition after almost twenty years. This work is titled ‘Realm of Another God’ 1996. This work was created in 1996 and the National College of Arts where Khalid had competed her Bachelor in Fine Arts. This work was Khalid’s thesis painting and was exhibited at Chawkandi Galleries in 1999. Khalid’s skill and narrative ability is as usual masterful and for a student of miniature painting to attempt to paint such a large work as it is almost three feet x five feet is an act of complete confidence in her ability at miniature painting. Khalid comments on power, exploitation and imperialism in this work as she takes figures of authority and juxtaposes them with the public. One of the most unique aspects of this work is how heavily figurative it is.

This work is in the AAN Collection and was acquired as a cornerstone work in the collection of Aisha Khalid’s repository of artworks. The AAN Collection has the largest number of Aisha Khalid’s works in a private or institutional collection. It is unique as there are works from almost all eras of Khalid’s art practice in various media including paintings, textiles and video installations. Works from the collection have been shown at the Belvedere Museum Vienna, Aga Khan Museum Toronto, Pump House Galleries, London, SMK Copenhagen, Hong Kong University Art Gallery and Rijksaksdemie, Amsterdam.

We at the AAN Collection are pleased to lend this seminal artwork for Aisha Khalid’s retrospective exhibition ‘I Am, I Am Not’ which opens at Frere Hall, Chawkandi Galleries and AAN Art Space & Museum on the 28th of November. The exhibition will be showing seventy artworks over Khalid’s twenty-eight year art practice.

Realm Of Another God, 1996

Gouache and Gold Leaf on Wasli (Hand Prepared Paper)

30 X 54 Inches

AAN Collection

 

 

Academic Programmes at Fine Art Asia and Hong Kong Spotlight by Art Basel

29 October, 2020

Amna Naqvi spoke at the Academic Programmes at Fine Art Asia and Hong Kong Spotlight by Art Basel at the Hong Kong Convention Centre. The lecture series was titled 'Living with the Old and the New-Collecting Contemporary and Historic Art.
The talk focused on on cross collecting from various eras. These insightful Academic Programmes presented by: The Hong Kong Palace Museum, Fine Art Asia and Hong Kong Spotlight by Art Basel.

Collector Spotlight: Amna Naqvi - Lecture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

19 November, 2019

Hong Kong-based collector, philanthropist, and gallerist Amna Naqvi sees herself as an enabler and a storyteller. Through the AAN Foundation, which she co-founded, Naqvi creates platforms for contemporary artists from Pakistan to launch ambitious projects in Asia and globally. Join us for a private reception and take part in an intimate conversation about Naqvi’s unique view of collecting and its impact. Following the reception, enjoy reserved seating at Naqvi’s public lecture.

- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Return to the Arts: Contemporary Art in Pakistan Today - Public Lecture at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

13 November, 2019

Join Amna Naqvi to hear about her unique perspective on collecting the arts of Pakistan today. Pakistan’s art scene has changed significantly in the past half-century. Today it is home to an ever-widening array of artist collectives and schools, public art projects, galleries, and a newly minted biennale. Naqvi is an integral player in this changing landscape. She nurtures talent through the AAN Foundation, building platforms for new work and supporting artists trying to show their work on a global stage. - Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Amna Naqvi is a Member of the Jury for the Karachi Biennale Art Prize 2019 - Awardee is Rashid Rana

28 October, 2019

Our founder Amna Naqvi was on that three-person jury of the Karachi Biennale Juried Award.

“It was an honor to be on the three-person jury of the Juried Award at Karachi Biennale 2019 along with Ingo Arend, a cultural writer from Germany and Stephen Welsh a director from Manchester Museum! We were privileged to select Rashid Rana as the winner of the Jury Prize for Karachi Biennale 2019! For me personally it was wonderful being in my home town Karachi and see the Biennale as it flourishes

COBO Social Conversation - Series on Art, Art-Making and Collection

March 26 - March 29, 2019

Our founder Amna Naqvi speaking at the COBO Social Conversation Series focusing on Art, Art-Making and Collecting over Art Basel Week.

The list of speakers including Kim Camacho, Jeffrey Deitch, David Elliott, Marta Gnyp, Julia Halperin, Huang Rui, Richard Koh, Liu Heung Shing, Amna Tirmizi Naqvi, Christopher Phillips, Arjuna Rajasingham, Magnus Renfrew, Alain Servais, Karen Smith, Tom Tandio, Zhang Jian-jun. #art#collecting #artmaking #contemporaryart #aanideas @amnatnaqvi#AANFoundation #AANCollection Photo Credits: COBO Social

Portrait of An Artist by Shahzia Sikander - Is exhibited at Pace Prints in New York

08 February, 2019

Portrait of An Artist by Shahzia Sikander is currently being exhibited at the Pace Galleries in New York City. An edition of this work is also in the AAN Collection. This work is also in the collection of the Smithsonian Museums, Washington DC. 

Featured Collector - Amna Naqvi in Artomity Magazine Winter 2018/2019 Issue

31 January, 2019

Our Founder and Director Amna Naqvi featured in Artomity magazine Winter 2018/2019 issue. Amna Naqvi has been featured in their Collectors Series! Works featured in the article are by Tsang Kin Wah and Wilson Sheih! 

Portrait of the Artist Series by Shahzia Sikander is exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Museums, Washington DC

12 November, 2018

‘Portrait of The Artist’ by Shahzia Sikander has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Museums, Washington DC. This series is also being exhibited at the exhibition ‘I To Eye’ at the National Portrait Gallery. This series ‘Portrait of an Artist’ is also in the AAN Collection.

Amna Naqvi gave a TED Talk at TEDx Lahore 2018

28 August, 2018

Amna is the founder of AAN Foundation and AAN Collection. She is an avid art collector, philanthropist, publisher, supporter and collaborator of art projects and initiatives. These projects have led to the development of the contemporary Pakistani art space both locally as well as globally over the last fifteen years. The AAN Collection co...mprises of over 800 works of art ranging from 3rd Century Gandhara sculptures, 17th Century Mughal miniatures and contemporary art.

Works from the collection have been part of major exhibitions at institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York, The Venice Biennial and The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. The collection is complimented by the AAN Foundation which supports art exhibitions and projects in Asia as well as globally.

A significant part of the AAN Foundation’s aim is to provide support at the very initial stages to projects which could become platforms for further strengthening the artistic space in their own areas and geographies.

Along with her art projects and initiatives, Amna Naqvi also owns the cricket team, Islamabad United. The team is the winner of the Pakistan Super League Championship in 2018 as well as the winner of the inaugural Pakistan Super League Championship in 2016. Having completed her MBA from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), she previously worked as a banker and describes herself as an avid reader and an intrepid traveler.

To view the TEDx Talk - Click on the image above!

The Dead Tigers of British India by Fazal Rizvi, which is in the AAN Collection was exhibited at the Lahore Biennale

22 July, 2018

'The Dead Tigers of British India-in full colour' is a work by Fazal Rizvi which was shown at the Lahore Fort at the Lahore Biennale. This work is in the AAN Collection!

Title: The Dead Tigers of British India - in full colour
Artits: Fazal Rizvi
2018...
Seven 3d printed tiger paw foot from the throne of Tipu Sultan, Publication

Fazal Rizvi graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore. He is an interdisciplinary artist exploring notions of memory, loss, erasures, and migration. For LB01 the artist sifted through the archival material from the British Raj era, specifically from images of tiger hunts that display and celebrate the subjugation of one at the hands of another.
- Text & Image Credits: LB01 & LBF

Cosmic Ninja by Samya Arif which is in the AAN Collection - Featured on the cover of Women's Club.

05 July, 2018

‘Cosmic Ninja’ by Samya Arif has been featured on the cover of the publication ‘Women’s Club’ which has been published by @monsapublications Barcelona. This work is in the AAN Collection. This work was shown at the exhibition titled Microcosm which was curated at AAN Gandhara Art Space by Adeel Uz Zafar.

AAN Website Launch - Collection, Foundation, Art Space & Publications

06 June, 2018

AAN is pleased to launch its website which will feature all its aspects including Collection, Foundation, Art Space and Publications. This will cover all aspects since the collection began in 1994 and morphed into an eco system which which features art making, exhibition making, art research and writing, collaborations and patronage of visual art.

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