“24 Carat Ghazal” extends the narrative of Ahsan Jamal’s previous exhibition, “Export Quality Made in Pakistan,” by further exploring the ideas of up cycling imported waste. The term “24 Carat” represents the highest purity of gold and other jewels. The “Ghazal,” a poetic form with deep roots in South Asian culture, traditionally addresses themes of spiritual and romantic love, the pain of loss, and the beauty that emerges parallel with pain. 24 Carat Ghazal is used as metaphor to paint the response of waste recipients to affluent waste-generators. Whether the waste is physical, emotional or intellectual, the process of up cycling touches all the nerves, creating a dialogue that suggests the elevation of global consciousness.

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Ahsan Jamal




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