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Pakistan, Russia to boost co-op in art, culture: Pervaiz

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ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said Monday that Pakistan and Russia would coordinate their efforts to enhance collaboration in the fields of art and culture. He said this while talking to Russian Minister for Culture, Vladimir Medinsky, who inaugurated the exhibition “Territory of Culture” in Sain Petersburg. […]

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Defining the fine line

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KARACHI: A three-person show titled The Fine Line opened at the Canvas Gallery on Tuesday evening. Two of the three young participating artists — Cyra Ali and Fatima Munir — are graduates of the Indus Valley School, whereas Umar Nawaz is a National College of Arts (NCA) graduate. And the three of them have interpreted […]

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Pakistan is cradle of art, culture: president

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ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Wednesday has said that Pakistan is a cradle of art and culture adding that artists and calligraphers are our valuable asset. Addressing the launching ceremony of a calligraphy book ‘Allama bil Qalam’, at Foreign Office in Islamabad, that president commended the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for taking the initiative of publishing […]

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An exhibition of artistic innovation

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Karachi: This is a highly innovative exhibition; the paintings depict the past in a manner that preserves the cultural and historical heritage and, yet, gives us a window on the future. Pakistani artists are, indeed, a highly talented and innovative lot. So said Emyl Weiss, Consul-General of Switzerland in Karachi, while speaking to The News […]

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Deconstructing a city through film

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KARACHI: “Never a fishing village, Karachi was in fact a fortified trading settlement established in 1729,” said urban planner and architect Arif Hasan at the soft launch of the I Am Karachi film festival held at a local hotel on Saturday. This was announced as part of the many initiatives of the I Am Karachi […]

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Far from the galleries: Cinema artists keep the art of hand-painting alive

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KARACHI: Amid a few tailors’ shops in a shopping mall that has seen better days, sit two men who have dedicated themselves to keeping the art of hand-painting alive. A stone’s throw away from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, their surroundings are still a far cry from the flash and glitter of […]

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Artists use ‘alternative methods’ to create social context

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Karachi: Narratives depend on memories, and memories encoded into social practices cannot be suppressed or entirely erased, despite all attempts to do just that. Manizhe Ali, an artist, expressed these views at an exhibition titled ‘Alternative Methods’, which opened at Full Circle Gallery on Wednesday. Artworks of seven artists are on display at the show. […]

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International children’s films festival opens in Jamshoro

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HYDERABAD: The 1st Jam­shoro International Chil­d­ren’s Films Festival 2015 was opened at a ceremony held in the Pir Has­samuddin Rashdi Audito­rium of the Institute of Sindhology at the University of Sindh, Jamshoro campus, on Monday. The six-day festival has been organised by the institute in collaboration with The Little Art, a Lahore-based group. The ceremony […]

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Art for humanity’s sake

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KARACHI: To show solidarity with the victims of the gruesome Peshawar tragedy of Dec 16, 2014 and to protest against religious extremism, a young group of artists got together at the Karachi Press Club on Saturday afternoon for an interactive art activity. More than half a dozen art enthusiasts led by senior artist and cartoonist […]

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Poignant messages through many faces of art

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Karachi: The Grandeur Art Gallery was host to a group exhibition of seven artists and sculptors representing various forms and schools of art, ranging from realism to semi-abstract art and the abstract. It was a collage of colours and paintings. Some of these works deserve special mention. For instance, ‘Female Faces’ by Azra Wahab. The […]

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Aslam Kamal to paint mural for Pilac

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LAHORE: The Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) has commissioned a project to Aslam Kamal under which he will paint a mural to project the message of Sufi poets of Punjab. Officials say Pilac has a mandate to project Punjab and its people and to spread the message of love, peace and tolerance […]

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Gallery where exhibitions don’t cost a penny

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LAHORE: In the era of heightened commercialisation in every field of life, including art, the Punjab Art Gallery at the Punjab Institute of Language, Art and Culture (Pilac) offers artists of the city to hold their exhibitions free of cost. Lahore, the hub of cultural activities, has many commercial art galleries but they charge the […]

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Artists enthral visitors at Art and Culture Festival

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ISLAMABAD: A number of folk artists enthralled the visitors with their performances at the Art and Culture Festival here on Sunday. Folk dancers ‘Dharees’ from Multan, attired in beautiful regional costumes, presented their exotic performances and received applause from the audience. Due to a holiday, a large number of residents of the twin cities, particularly […]

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3-day spring festival starts at Lok Virsa today

* WWF, Indus Motor hold carnival at Fatima Jinnah Park ISLAMABAD: A three-day spring festival organised by the Ministry of National Heritage and Integration in collaboration with Lok Virsa and the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) will start today (Sunday). National Heritage and Integration Federal Minister Samina Khalid Ghurki will be the chief […]

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