Drones & Cultural Aesthetic

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Mahwish Chishty


Initially trained as a miniature painter at the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan, the author has aggressively combined new media and conceptual work with her traditional practice. The work is intended to shed light on the complexity of acculturation, politics, and power.

This visual essay documents and describes Chishty’s projects such as Drone Art Series and other works specifically related to Pakistan’s border relations with countries like India, China, and Afghanistan. The artist will share her inspiration and motivation behind the projects developed since 2011, including paintings, installations, and collaborative projects.

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