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Published: 12 January 2012

350 Pages | Fully illustrated

9.5 x 7.1 inches

ISBN: 9780195474725

Bookseller Code (06)


The Rest is Silence

Zahoor ul Akhlaq -- Art and Society in Pakistan

Roger Connah

This book will not only serve as an introduction to this extraordinary artist but will also locate Akhlaq within a wider art practice which must debate many of the issues facing a young contemporary audience now living under the 'siege of Islam' and the demonisation of Muslims everywhere. Zahoor ul Akhlaq was clearly enigmatic, warm and intimate but his labyrinthine search for a visual philosophy-an iconography of being-remained relatively misunderstood. He died tragically producing some of his best works. At the time of his death at almost 60, Akhlaq was not only one of the leading painters and experimental artists in Pakistani art circles, he pioneered the role of art as a seriously engaged critical practice.