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Art work: Bringing life to fear, expressions and beauty

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KARACHI: The themes that have been explored by three artists in a recent show titled ‘Thick Thin Skin’ exhibition at VM Art Gallery, are different. Yet the common thread that joins them together is the exposed and open mannerism with which ideas have been presented, not failing to baffle an onlooker. The three artists have […]

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In praise of art

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Last week, at an art exhibition, a reporter covering the event asked me what the use of art was, given our current political climate. The art at the exhibition was fresh, fun, vibrant. Most of it was abstract, colours exploding onto the canvases in swirls and whirls and geometric squares unfurling inside their frames. Some […]

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‘After’ at Canvas

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By: PEERZADA SALMAN KARACHI: There’s something weirdly attractive about art that has shades of glumness about it. It’s a force that eggs on artists to investigate, to probe, to decode. They do not propagate hopelessness; the idea is to explore those aspects of life that can make life look like an uneasy exercise. Irfan Hasan […]

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Taseer Art Gallery explores young and aspiring artists

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LAHORE: Mina Arham Arham’s art pieces made using graphite on paper are three separate entities per se, however, they come together in entirety as one landscape; a triptych. Her work is an overview of a city, not any particular city but the idea of a city in general. “Unconciously I come back to the places […]

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Piecing it together at the Satrang Gallery

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ISLAMABAD: Just as seemingly unrelated pieces come together to form a puzzle, eclectic elements of design combine into an art exhibition that opened at the Satrang Gallery on Friday. Titled Piecing It Together, the exhibition marked the gallery’s second anniversary, showcasing the critically-acclaimed artists Ayaz Jokhio, Ghulam Muhammad, Hassan Mujtaba and Muzammil Ruheel. Asma Rashid […]

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Artists with different styles find common ground in their work

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KARACHI: What was most visible at the art exhibit, ‘Under Cover’, were the stark differences as well as the subtle similarities between the two artists featured at the gallery. The two-person show featuring Annem Zaidi and Emaan Mahmud opened at Full Circle Gallery on Friday and will continue till March 14. “The artists don’t know […]

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Sentence structures

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KARACHI: Pakistan’s young artists are markedly different from their seniors in one respect: they’re pushing boundaries without giving a hoot about ‘boundaries’. This is easy to understand. In the past, if artists pushed the envelope, they knew what they were trying to accomplish consciously. The young artists of today perhaps lack a bit of direction […]

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Theses with a difference

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KARACHI: One doesn’t know about the rest of the fields, but as far as the subject of art is concerned there is tremendous talent in Pakistan. This could be seen at a two-day exhibition of theses works put up by final-year students of the Arts Council Institute of Arts and Crafts (ACIAC) at the council’s […]

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Representing languages, recreating the past, expressing fears

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Karachi: Not to be left behind in the race for art exhibitions that seem to have gripped the city, the Spaces Art Gallery in Clifton has also put up a compact show. Comprising 15 works in colour and black-and-white, covering all art forms from the most modern to the most classical, it is a show […]

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Assorted ideas

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KARACHI: History, gender and culture are three subjects that have always influenced the artist community. But influence alone doesn’t become the reason for producing quality art. There has to be a sense of perturbation, a strong urge to scratch beneath the surface, which invariably results in the creation of paintings and sculptures worth looking at […]

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An art exhibition from an altruistic perspective

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Karachi: The city is dotted with art galleries and two or three exhibitions are always running concurrently; however, sometimes these stand out for the nature of works they exhibit that are always altruistically oriented. One such show opened at the VM Art Gallery recently. Unlike most art exhibitions, this one aims not at lucrative sales […]

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Appreciating art calls for unending imagination

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Karachi: Like a host of art galleries in town, the Canvas Art Gallery in Clifton also hosted an exhibition based on the works of nine artists on Friday. This came close at the heels of the exhibition of British artist Howard Hodgkin’s works. Also, like all other exhibitions, this one also comprised works where the […]

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Setting ideas free: Stories of being trapped told through a parrot

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By Hifza Jillani KARACHI: For some, a parrot might just be a bird but in the recent works of artist Hidayatullah Mirani, it represents the apathy of men towards animals and for painter Amir Raza, it is symbolic of how societies have become a slave to their own pre-conceived notions. The two undergraduates of miniature […]

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News of cocooned dreams and drones

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By: Ahtesham Azhar KARACHI: Canvas Gallery has organised a group exhibition titled ‘Connections’ by Madiha Hyder, Sabina Haque and Samina Jose Islam. Around 19 works on varied themes are on display. The work of Samina Jose Islam is the most inspiring among all. Her art pieces revolve around the lives of common people. One of […]

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