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Pointing to amorous yearning of the human spirit

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Karachi: A really interesting and unique art exhibition, curated by Amra Ali and featuring works by Marium Agha, opened at the Chawkandi Art gallery on Thursday evening. The exhibition is based on 12 of Agha’s works about thoughts centering around sensuality. It is a show based on the random — and remote — association of […]

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Walk the line: Three artists endeavour to uncover society’s complexities

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KARACHI: ‘Line and length’ as a phrase seems simple but, the exhibition at Chawkandi Art Gallery under the same title brings out the complexity of society. The exhibition features the works of three artists, including Arif Hussain Khokhar, Arif Ahmed Ali Manganhar and Munawar Ali Syed. Syed’s straight lines crossing each other in a meshwork […]

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Itwaar Ka Din opens

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KARACHI: An exhibition titled Itwaar Ka Din opened at the Sanat Art Gallery on Tuesday. According to the curatorial note, the show is the result of the six participating artists’ response to its curator Azanat Mansoor’s letters written to them based on Sufi Tabassum’s poems for children (from Jhoolney). Does this mean that the subjects […]

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Retrospective exhibition: A journey through Lubna Agha’s life and work

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KARACHI: If one wants a comprehensive glimpse into the work of late American-Pakistani artist Lubna Agha, a visit to the VM Art Gallery would be a promising revelation. The entire work life of Lubna as an artist, graphic designer and social commentator (1949-2012) has been encapsulated in the exhibition, titled ‘A Path All My Own’. […]

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Half truths, half pictures

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KARACHI: An exhibition of paintings by distinguished artist Ayaz Jokhio opened at Canvas Art Gallery on Tuesday. Jokhio is one of those artists who do not like to be pigeonholed. Fair enough. Most artists don’t like to be put into boxes, unless they claim to have created a box for themselves. But it wouldn’t be […]

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Artistic depiction: Prepare to feel blue at Syed Ali Wasif’s latest exhibition

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KARACHI: Artist and psychiatrist Dr Syed Ali Wasif depicts the gloom and apathy that surrounds us in his latest exhibition of oil on canvas paintings at Citi Art Gallery, which opened last week. The show is titled ‘Melancholia Blues’. According to the artist, the whole system around us is ‘unwell’. “It is suffering from an […]

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Growing interest witnessed in monochrome photography encouraging for the art

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LAHORE: Black and white photography is hard to master. Over time, people have overtime become accustomed to colour photography, photographer Umair Ghani said on Sunday. He was speaking to The Express Tribune at the photo exhibition, My World in Monochrome, which commenced at the Alhamra Art Gallery on Saturday. Ghani said it was difficult to […]

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Artist carves out niche by reconnecting with innocence of childhood

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KARACHI: Wood has a language of its own. I have a distinctive friendship with this material. We understand one another. With wood, I feel one can start from the very point you had stopped. Artist Tariq Usman Luni described his unique relationship with wood at his latest exhibition, titled ‘Roots of Innocence’ at VM Art […]

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‘Beauty is in imperfection’

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KARACHI: An exhibition of artworks made by intellectually challenged children to coincide with the United Nations International Day for Persons with Disabilities (Dec 3) opened at the Grandeur Art Gallery on Wednesday. According to Saima Haq, principal of Special Children’s Educational Institute, the exhibition titled Art & Function has on display an interesting collection of […]

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Art scene: An explosion of colour

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KARACHI: Fresh talent and experienced hands came together under one roof as Grandeur Art Gallery opened its doors to eleven artists on Tuesday evening. Both the seasoned and emerging artists’ paintings and sculptures were on exhibit, ranging in colour, imagery and concept. Nature remained a consistent feature in the work of the majority of the […]

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Yousuf Bashir Qureshi displays his ‘Recollections’

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KARACHI: Artists, fashion designers, models, celebrities and art enthusiasts flocked to the Canvas Art Gallery as renowned artist and designer Yousuf Bashir Qureshi exhibited a variety of works titled ‘Recollections’. It was Qureshi’s debut in Pakistan and he offered a range of mediums including installations, painting, photography and sculpture. There was a diversity of its […]

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In the name of faith

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KARACHI: It is always fascinating to try and get into the mind of an artist, a young artist at that, despite the fact that these days a majority of Pakistani artists tend to highlight issues that are largely socio-political in nature. Waseem Ahmed’s latest work titled In the Name of Faith, which went on display […]

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World beyond the world opens at Chawkandi

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By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Examining artworks of a select group of artists gives us the indication that the difference between the palpable and the intangible, the perceived and the experiential, sometimes can be understood (read: measured, if you like) if we consider it as the ‘distance’ between them. By diminishing the distance, artists try and […]

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Kamal exhibition on Monday

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LAHORE: Kaal Hyat’s exhibition will open on Monday at the Alhamra Art Gallery. His work can be described as a tapestry of varying moods and emotions. Kamal seems to be unaffected by the stereotypes of the art scene and contemporary fashions and has chosen his own path in terms of style. The paintings offer a […]

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