Mr.Abdul Musavir Mir, UMISAA Scholar ( Batch of 2019-23) with a passion for art, has recently achieved a remarkable milestone in his academic journey. Graduating with distinction from the renowned UNESCO Madanjeet Institute of South Asia Art (UMISAA), Beaconhouse National University. Mr. Mir's dedication and talent have earned him well-deserved recognition duing his gradutaion at UMISAA. His dedication, skill, and ability to provoke meaningful conversations through his art mark him as an artist to watch. SAF family wishes him all the best for future endeavours.
In our visually saturated world, desensitization and ambiguity arise from constant exposure to images. As a result, we are left with a fragmented and often contradictory view of the world around us.
Non-spaces, beyond public and private realms, restrict self-expression, connection, and engagement. Oppressive materials in these spaces reinforce power imbalances, causing isolation and powerlessness.
Challenging and rethinking these ideas is crucial for creating inclusive and equitable spaces that foster connection and belonging.
Thesis work of Mr Abdul Musavir Mir
He worked on four projects: drawings, wire installations, and a Cube.
Left to right: Prof Ali Raza with Prof Salima Hashmi assessing Mr Mir's Thesis display.
Untiled, conveyor belt, motor, bwrbed wire, 8ft by 12inch,
Lastly, the wall installation explores materials the same material barbed wire and I've transformed it into a readable text. It is inspired by my travel experiences, specifically the notice displays I encountered while waiting in stations.
The 6x6 feet charcoal cube symbolizes violence, with its sharp boundaries representing confinement and restriction along with other The charcoal visual represents.
The 6x6 feet charcoal cube symbolizes violence, with its sharp boundaries representing confinement and restriction.
Murmuration, barbed wire, fishwire, wooden box, 8ft by 11ft.
The suspended barbed units in the installation form a murmuration, reminiscent of birds flying together. However, they are confined, challenging our notion of freedom.
The charcoal visual represents our excessive media consumption, causing confusion and conflicting perceptions of our world.
Left to right: Mr.Abdul Musavir Mir, UMISAA Scholar; Prof Salima Hashmi, Dean UMISAA and Chairperson SAF-Pakistan; and Prof Ali Raza