SCRIPTING A NEW WORLD
Anant Art Gallery, 2006
Catalogue essay: Ella Dutta
Waseem Ahmed belongs to a new generation of Pakistani miniature artists who are reinventing the traditional visual language to address contemporary reality. Ahmed uses the language of miniatures to take a subversive look at present day society. In his show, not only does he continue with his perennial obsession with the veil, but he is also adopting a new way of negotiating space by using fine Arabic calligraphy. He is scripting a new world. His images explore the possibilities of metaphors used in the past and seek to master new idioms.
(excerpt from catalogue essay ’Scripting a new world’, by Ella Dutta )