Rashid Rana’s mid-career retrospective, titled Labyrinth of Reflections: The Art of Rashid Rana 1992-2012, opens at the Mohatta Palace Museum later this month. This ambitious show has been co-curated by Hameed Haroon and Naazish Ata-Ullah and includes some 70 works, some of them massive in structure and form, others more compact and denser.
Ata-Ullah, an artist, art educator, curator, writer and human rights activist, lives and works in Lahore. She retired from government service in 2010 as the principal of the National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore. The same year, she was awarded the title of Knight in the Order of Arts and Literature for her services to arts and culture. At present, as a senior fellow at the School of Visual Art and Design, Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore, she is undertaking research and teaching courses in art history and studio practice. She has also been instrumental in the development of Pakistan’s first Masters’ programme in art education at BNU.