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About the Exhibition


Dates: September 10, 2009–January 3, 2010

Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 11:00 am–6:00 pm, with extended evening hours Fridays until 9:00 pm (except July 4 through Labor Day). Closed on Mondays and major holidays.
Location: Asia Society Museum, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York, NY
Cost: $10; $7 for seniors and $5 for students with ID; free for members and persons under 16. Admission is free to all Friday 6:00 pm–9:00 pm (free Fridays suspended July 4 through Labor Day).

A full color, 160-page publication, Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, accompanies the exhibition. Available at AsiaStore.


Exhibition Curator: Salima Hashmi

Critical support for this project comes from our lead corporate sponsor Pakistan International Airlines.

Major support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Additional support is provided by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, Dewan Mushtaq Group, The W.L.S. Spencer Foundation, City District Government Karachi, Harold and Ruth Newman, H.E. Shaukat Aziz, Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee, Hashwani Sadruddin, The Isambard Kingdom Brunel Society of North America, Iqbal Z. Ahmed, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and VM Art Gallery of the ZVMG Rangoonwala Trust.

Support for Asia Society Museum provided by the Friends of Asian Art, Asia Society Contemporary Art Council, Arthur Ross Foundation, Sheryl and Charles R. Kaye Endowment for Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, National Endowment for the Humanities, Hazen Polsky Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

Asia Society Museum Staff

Melissa Chiu, Museum Director and Vice President, Global Arts Programs
Marion Kocot, Associate Director
Miwako Tezuka, Associate Curator
Elizabeth Bell, Museum Associate
Nancy Blume, Head of Museum Education Programs
Jacqueline Ganem, Asia Society Museum Getty Fellow
Clare McGowan, Collections Manager and Registrar
Hannah Pritchard, Executive Assistant
Jacob M. Reynolds, Associate Registrar
Davis Thompson-Moss, Installation Manager
Daisy Yiyou Wang, Asia Society Museum Fellow

Web Site Production Credits
Catherine Colman, Senior Technical Producer

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