Exclusively for Members

With Professor Mallica Kumbera Landrus, Keeper of Eastern Art

Gallery 8, Lower Ground Floor

This is the second of two exclusive Member gallery tours; the first is on 1 April.

On this special after-hours guided tour, Curator Professor Mallica Kumbera Landrus will give members a unique opportunity to absorb Ali Kazim's dramatic exhibition, Suspended in Time, in the gallery space. 

Ali Kazim is one of the most exciting artists working in Pakistan today. He was the Ashmolean artist-in-residence during 2019 and we shall hear how objects in the Museum’s South Asian collection inspired his work.

The 40 small clay and terracotta sculptures in his ‘Votive Offering’ series evolved after Kazim’s close engagement with some of the Museum’s collection of Buddhist items. His ‘Man of Faith’ portraits are a tour-de-force of emotion, and it's breathtaking to enter the Gallery and encounter his huge but delicate five-panel watercolour, the ‘Conference of Birds’ in flight. We shall hear how the exhibition came about.


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