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For love of literature: 1st Adab Festival to be held on February 1

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KARACHI: The first Adab Festival Pakistan will be held on February 1-3 at the Sindh Governor’s House. This was announced by co-organisers, Ameena Saiyid OBE and Asif Farrukhi, at the launch press conference of AdabFest 2019 at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday. “I am delighted to announce the first Adab Festival Pakistan in Karachi to […]

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Past, present and art

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KARACHI: The Renaissance artists had a strong affinity with the supernatural. Their depiction of heaven and earth had a romantic dimension. The artists that came after them in the succeeding centuries found it terribly hard not to be influenced by the painters and sculptors of that era. One way or the other, they reinterpreted, and […]

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Artworks of Pakistani icons go on display

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Karachi: A nation cannot progress unless it finds a balance in conserving traditional ideas and simultaneously promoting contemporary ones. The true achievement for any society is utilising its historical traditions as a foundation to build up modern societal structures through gradual progress. “It’s great to glimpse into the collection of these paintings by great Pakistani […]

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Engaging with the artist’s process

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KARACHI: Artists have their own way of commenting on things. Some focus on thematic indulgence while others place a certain emphasis on the medium and process of work to achieve their purpose. The group show at Canvas Gallery that opened on Tuesday offers these varied kinds of approaches. Lahore-based artist Inaam Zafar’s oil-on-canvas works tell […]

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Depicting a world which you can see – freely

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Karachi: Veteran poet and critic Ahmad Javaid once said, “If eyes learn to see reality, they can consequently illuminate the mind and the heart.” (Aankh dekhna seekh jae to zehn bhi roshan ho jae ga aur dil bhi) An exhibition of two artists’ works, which opened at the Koel Gallery on Tuesday, reinforced the idea […]

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Multiple perspectives: Three artists show there are many sides to a coin

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KARACHI: Three artists displaying their works at Full Circle gallery show that when it comes to our society, there are not just two but many sides to a coin. Babar Moghal, Nauman Abid and Zahid Farooqui are exhibiting their unique works, titled ‘Two Sides to a Coin’, in an attempt to show multifaceted angles to […]

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The creative lens: Artist finds beauty in the hardships of Thar women

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KARACHI: Taking inspiration from the hardworking women of Thar, artist Salman Ahmed from Mirpurkhas tries to show the concealed beauty of the neglected desert. “There is a certain beauty in the hard life led by the people of Thar,” said Ahmed, at the launch of his group show at Grandeur art gallery. “The women of […]

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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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Art is in the air: Revisiting the treasure trove of homemade craft

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KARACHI: Karachi was treated to a wide variety of homemade crafts as 85 local artists and crafters from the city and other parts of Pakistan participated in the Indie Arts and Craft Show on Sunday. Visitors were welcomed by Baloch folk music and dance performances at the lively event organised by the Crafter’s Guild at […]

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Karachi artists reclaim city walls from hate graffiti

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KARACHI: For years Karachi’s walls have been spattered with the bloodstains of murder victims and scrawled with graffiti touting everything from sectarian hatred to quack cures for erectile dysfunction. Now a group of artists and volunteers are reclaiming the walls by painting them with cheerful designs aimed at bringing some happiness and pride back to […]

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Three artists put together past and present in an ode to heritage

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KARACHI: Heritage forms a large part of a nation’s story – it is a combination of both its past and present. But in the eyes of an artist, it is another platform for imagination and wishful thinking. Three such artists exhibited their work on Pakistan’s rich heritage at Majmua Art Gallery, employing colours, history and […]

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Where do we stand? Artist sees only a society of talking parrots

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KARACHI: The Pakistani society is analogous to a rattutota [talking parrot] as people do not even have a basic understanding of their problems, believes artist Amir Raza. His works are on display at the Full Circle Gallery, portraying a history of the region known as the ‘Subcontinent’ and how it has deteriorated since Partition. The […]

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Artist brings colour to the life of street children

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KARACHI: Salma Habib, the founder of non-profit initiative TaleemKoAamKaro, chooses to work with street children because, she says, their minds are like soft clay — they show creativity that is unhindered by the rules of the classroom. She was addressing students at the seventh ‘I Am Karachi Talks’ session, organised by ‘I Am Karachi’ in […]

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Stipend committee meeting for needy artists, poets, writers held

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KARACHI: Special Assistant to Chief Minister Sindh for Culture and Tourism Ms Sharmila Faruqui chaired meeting of monthly stipend committee for needy and poor artists, poets and writers. She stressed the need to devise a transparent manner in the process of distribution of stipend to deserving people. The meeting was informed the total 712 artists […]

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