The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi

When 14 May 2013 - 13 Nov 2013
1000 5th Ave at 82nd St
New York, NY 10028
United States

Imran Qureshi, Threatened, 2010. Courtesy the artist and Corvi-Mora, London. Collection of Amna and Ali Naqvi

May 14 – November 13 2013

Press Release:

Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi will create a site-specific work atop The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden this summer, the Museum announced today. Considered one of the leading figures in developing a “contemporary miniature” aesthetic, integrating motifs and techniques of traditional miniature painting with contemporary themes, Qureshi is the first artist to create a work that will be painted directly onto the surfaces of the Roof Garden. The work will relate to elements from his earlier works while responding to the broad vistas of nature in Central Park that can be viewed from the Roof Garden, as well as to the area’s architectural and historical contexts. The installation, The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi, will be on view from May 14 through November 3, 2013 (weather permitting).

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