The Imran Mir Art Foundation is pleased to present ‘Wallflower’, a solo exhibition by the winner of the second cycle of the Imran Mir Art Prize, Jovita Alvares. The Imran Mir Art Foundation encourages and promotes young artists of Pakistan, true to the legacy of the late artist Imran Mir.
Jovita’s current body of work, developed over the past year, explores the bougainvillea as a metaphor to investigate urban aspirations of beauty, growth and mortality. The bougaenvilla as a foreign plant thrives particularly well in the desert climate of Karachi and adds colour and cover to the militarized and brown landscape. Thus, contrasting with other local flora which are erased in an ever-expanding metropolis, this flower becomes an apt symbol through which to parse the truths of a rapidly shifting metropolis and our place as citizens of it.
The jury for the Imran Mir Art Prize 2016-17 was Iftikhar Dadi, Simone Wille and Saira Ansari. Aziz Sohail served as the Curatorial Advisor.
The exhibition opens on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 5.30 to 7.30 PM at the Imran Mir House and Studio. It continues until Saturday, January 6 and is open daily from 4 PM – 7 PM.