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ISSUE 08TALK OF THE TOWN

Imran Qureshi’s Medal of Arts

Photo © Tony Powell. 2017 AIE International Medal of Arts. January 12, 2017

Internationally acclaimed Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi was honoured with a Medal of Arts Award by the US State Department for 2017, making him the first Pakistani ever to receive this honour. The awardees for this year also include Nick Cave, Jenny Holzer, Wolf Kahn and Rachel Whiteread. Qureshi was honoured in a ceremony hosted by Deputy US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington D.C. on 12th January 2017 at the State Department’s historic Benjamin Franklin Room.

Photo © Tony Powell. 2017 AIE International Medal of Arts. January 12, 2017
Photo © Tony Powell. 2017 AIE International Medal of Arts. January 12, 2017
Photo © Tony Powell. 2017 AIE International Medal of Arts. January 12, 2017
Photo © Tony Powell. 2017 AIE International Medal of Arts. January 12, 2017
Xenia Geroulanos, Imran Qureshi, Aisha Khalid and guests Photo © Tony Powell. 2017 AIE International Medal of Arts. January 12, 2017

Photo © Tony Powell. 2017 AIE International Medal of Arts. January 12, 2017
Imran Qureshi in conversation with Amelia Meyer,
Julian Raby , Director Freer and Sackler Galleries and some guests
Massumeh Farhad

Photo © Tony Powell. 2017 AIE International Medal of Arts. January 12, 2017
Photo © Tony Powell. 2017 AIE International Medal of Arts. January 12, 2017

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