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Pak-China friendship opens doors for local artists

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With the new democratic government, the Pak-China friendship continues to pick up pace. Cultural exchanges have always played a big part between the two countries. According to a new cultural agreement signed between the governments of Pakistan and China, for the years 2013 to 2015, the Chinese government has invited five Pakistani visual artists to […]

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The seven deadly sins

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KARACHI: Perhaps the most challenging part of an art installation is to make the aesthetics of an artwork involved in its construction commensurate with the concept that stirred the artist into creating it. Installations are a tricky art form. They often dupe the viewer by their sheer size or by talking more and saying less. […]

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Pakistani artists’ works vandalised in India

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KARACHI: Art became the latest victim of tensions along the Line of Control on Saturday when an exhibition organised by the Mumbai-based International Creative Art Centre (Icac) and Islamabad’s Gallery-6 in Ahmedabad was vandalised by members of an extremist Hindu group. One Indian newspaper reported that members of the Vishva Hindu Parishad had attacked the […]

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Drawn Attack opens at Canvas

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KARACHI: South Asia is a special region in terms of its socio-political environment and its art and artists. Quite like its colourful, kaleidoscopic and on occasion chequered political history, art too has had its multihued phases, some of which have carried on. The tradition of decorating buildings and artworks is one of them. A two-person […]

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Exhibition at Canvas

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KARACHI: An exhibition of works by two artists Aamir Habib and Taqi Shaheen opens at Canvas gallery on Thursday at 5pm. The show titled ‘Drawn Attack’ will continue till Aug 24, from 11am to 8pm on a daily basis (excluding Sunday). DAWN

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Exhibition: ‘Art in black and white’

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LAHORE: Bilal Ashraf Butt, a Pakistani artist living in Cairo, on Monday exhibited his art pieces for the first time in Pakistan. The exhibited work consists of portraits and fashion illustrations created with black ink. Butt plans to display his work at several art galleries of the city. Butt said he was inspired by the […]

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Art galleries: the more the merrier?

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KARACHI: Over the last few years, Pakistan, especially Karachi, has seen an unprecedented boom in the field of fine arts. Suddenly artists are coming to the fore by the dozens, without dethroning the established names making the art scene all the more richer. Of course, it has a lot to do with the opening of […]

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Save the arts: ‘Art education is vital for cognitive development’

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KARACHI: In the last decades, the exposure of an average Pakistani student to art education has been limited to replication of objects being drawn by their teachers on blackboards. The situation remained pretty much the same after blackboards were replaced by whiteboards and art series books printed by private publishers. “This method of teaching art […]

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Islamic Calligraphy Attracts Visitors To Lok Virsa

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ISLAMABAD: An exhibition of traditional Islamic calligraphy “Mesmerising colours of peace and tradition” by eminent artist Muhammad Azeem Iqbal and others opened here at Shakarparian under the aegis of the National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa). The inaugural ceremony was taken place at the Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology, popularly known as […]

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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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Weaving festivity: Eid boom for Kashmiri embroidery

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Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh, who runs a Kashmiri clothes shop in Madina Market, sees the business booming with the approach of Eidul Fitr. “In the last two decades, the demand for Kashmiri embroidery has increased beyond our imagination,” he says. “The demand is at its peak in the last 10 days of Ramazan.” Of Eid and […]

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Calligraphy on display

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ISLAMABAD: Celebrating the holy month of Ramazan, Satrang Art Gallery has organised a calligraphy exhibition ‘Hurouf’ of eight exceptional artists. The artists whom works have been displayed include Tajammul Hussain, Gohar Qalam, Rasheed Butt, Ahmed Khan, Arif Khan, Bin Qulander, Bushra Habib, and Mussarat Arif. Australian High Commissioner, Peter Heyward, inaugurated the exhibition. US Ambassador […]

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The art of Howard Hodgkin discussed

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By: PEERZADA SALMAN KARACHI: Distinguished art critic Marjorie Husain gave a brief but enlightening talk on the life and work of the renowned British artist Howard Hodgkin at the Canvas Art Gallery on Tuesday. Ms Husain expressed her satisfaction over the fact that the British Council had made it possible for Pakistani art lovers to […]

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Lyari children dazzle art lovers

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By: PEERZADA SALMAN KARACHI: They may be living in an area where turbulence has become an unavoidable occurrence but nothing can throw a spanner in their works. It was a visual and cerebral treat witnessing art exhibits created by students of Lyari’s Kiran School and handmade products made by their mothers at a one-day exhibition […]

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