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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.

The AAN Collection and its founders are featured as 'The Power House Of Asia' - Top 100 Collectors in Cobo Social

01 June, 2018

The AAN Collection is most pleased and honoured that its founders Amna amd Ali Naqvi are on this august list yet again. 'The Power House of Asia' - Top 100 Collectors in Asia' has just been published. Pleased to be representing art from Pakistan on this list..

"Twenty two years of passionate and focused collecting has led to this. So happy to be the custodian of historic and seminal works in the AAN Collection which has been exhibited in over 45 museums and public institutions worldwide" - Amna Naqvi

Works from the AAN Collection Exhibited at the Lahore Biennial

March 15 - March 31, 2018

Works from the AAN Collection on loan to the Lahore Biennial '01 included two works 'Veil' and Unveiled by Aisha Khalid, Parallax by Shahzia Sikander and 'Interzar Farmayaie' by Atif Khan

'Unveiled', 2007 by Aisha Khalid was exhibited at the Lahore Biennale 01 alongside her book 'Page To Page' and Veil, 2007 (AAN Collection). This work which is in the AAN Collection is from Aisha's work where she uses pages of a notebook to comment on social, political and cultural issues. This work was one of the two works from the AAN Collection which were exhibited at the Mubarak Haveli one of the sites for the Lahore Biennale.The AAN Collection has the largest repository of Aisha Khalid's work and has many historic works in its collection

AAN Collection at LUMS - A Collaboration between the Lahore University of Management Sciences and the AAN Foundation

11 November, 2017

The AAN Collection at LUMS

AAN Foundation is pleased to announce ‘AAN Collection at LUMS’ which is a collaboration between the AAN Foundation and the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Under this initiative a number of Pakistani modern and contemporary artworks including the works of modernists Sadequain and Gulgee and works by contemporary artists such as Imran Qureshi, Aisha Khalid and Naiza Khan from the AAN Collection will be exhibited at Suleman Dawood Scho...ol of Business at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Under this project, 22 works from the AAN collection will be on loan to LUMS for public display for a period of 12 months. The works include works from modern masters like Sadequain, Gulgee, Jamil Naqsh . The project also includes works of contemporary artists Imran Qureshi, Aisha Khalid, Naiza Khan, Faiza Butt and Muhammad Zeeshan

Parallax by Shahzia Sikander at the Weitz Centre for Creativity at the Carleton College, St Paul

01 October, 2017

Risham Syed – Solo Exhibition at Manchester Art Galleries

30 September 2017 - 25 February 2018

In exquisite postcard sized paintings, Risham Syed shows the ever changing urban landscape in Lahore, Pakistan. Instead of idealised postcard images for tourists, Syed depicts the construction work which transforms her home city. The recently built houses in Lahore’s new residential quarters have perfectly finished facades but unfinished back walls. She reveals these darker, neglected areas which are not for public view. – Manchester Art Galleries

Parallax – Shahzia Sikander at the Honolulu Museum of Art

16 March, 2017

The Honolulu Museum of Art presents internationally recognized artist Shahzia Sikander’s immersive 15-minute, 45-foot-wide video animation melding her signature contemporary take on Indo-Persian miniature painting with 21st-century digital technology that she created for the Sharjah Biennial in 2013.

The multichannel installation, composed of hundreds of digitally animated images taken from Sikander’swatercolor, gouache and ink paintings, and featuring atmospheric music and sound by Du Yun, will fill the entire Henry R. Luce Gallery. Visitors can take a seat in front of the wide, arced screen and let mesmerizing imagery flow over them, as it builds in intensity

An Interview with Amna Naqvi in Orientations Magazine

01 March, 2017

Amna Naqvi’s lifelong love of art, literature and learning has come together in the AAN Foundation, an effort to provide support and platforms for cultural projects related to Asia. Born in Pakistan, Amna and her family now call Hong Kong home, having also lived previously in Indonesia and Singapore. Although contemporary art is a major passion—the AAN Collection is the largest such private assemblage of Pakistani contemporary art—history figures prominently in her interests and in her development as a collector and arts patron. Alexandra Seno talks with Amna about her connection with art.

A Journey Into The Great Unknown – Shahzia Sikander at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

February 28 - October 28, 2017

Energy sparked by creativity is full of potential.” So begins Shahzia Sikander’s account describing the sense of exploration and excitement sparked by her recent collaboration with the Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, novelist and screenwriter Ayad Akhtar. – Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Roaring Guardians – With Asian Traditional & Contemporary Art at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre

January 20 - February 19, 2017

Untitled from the Transition/Evacuation Series by Khadim Ali & Sher Ali, 2015 which are in the AANCollection is being shown at the Asia Society Hong Kong Centres exhibition Roaring Guardians

In commemorating ASHKs 5th anniversary at The Hong Kong Jockey Club Former Explosives Magazine in Admiralty, the center is proud to present Roaring Guardians: The Mari-Cha Lion with Asian Traditional and Contemporary Art, featuring the remarkable Mari-Cha Lion, a rare mid-11th to mid-12th century South Italian bronze sculpture with multicultural styling, which will be on public view for the first time in Hong Kong.

The Mari-Cha Lion is astonishing for its scale and quality,” says Dominique Chan, ASHK’s head of gallery and exhibition. “It is one of the most important examples of medieval sculpture to have come to light in the last quarter of the 20th Century as declared by many experts.” - Asia Society Hong Kong

The Mar-Cha Lion will be juxtaposed with works of contemporary art from Asia. Three works from the AAN Collection which features the lion as a motif will be included in this exhibition.

Paracosm – Faiza Butt, Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester

October 15 - December 18, 2016

Works from the AAN Collection are part of Faiza Butt’s mid-career retrospective, Paracosm, at the Nottingham Art Exchange.

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