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‘Khalid Moin’s poetry rejects violation of human rights’

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By: Zaib Azkaar Hussain Karachi: Glowing tributes were paid to renowned poet Khalid Moin during the launching of his fourth Urdu poetry collection titled ‘Na-gahan’ at the Karachi Press Club (KPC) on Saturday. Prominent journalist and writer Ahfazur Rehman, who presided over the function, said that Moin has used unique metaphors in order to highlight […]

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Melody of life: Arts Council’s first graduate brings together music and art

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By: Naveela Khan KARACHI: For most people, retirement marks the end of the work life but artist Nazar Haidri decided to take up an old passion once he retired from his job. One of the first graduates of the Arts Council of Pakistan where he studied in 1961, Haidri viewed his retirement as a rebirth […]

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Akhtar Saeedi’s contribution to Urdu literature lauded

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By: MALEEHA HAMID SIDDIQUI KARACHI: Writers and journalists praised Akhtar Saeedi’s contribution to Urdu literature at a sitting at the Arts Council here on Monday evening. In his introductory remarks, Rasheed Khan Rasheed shed light on Saeedi’s personal history and professional career. “Born in Tando Adam, Saeedi’s father, Jauhar Saeedi, was a poet as were […]

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Group show at Canvas

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An exhibition of works by five artists opened at the Canvas art gallery on Tuesday at 5pm. The participating artists are Anum Ather Jamal, Fatima Munir, Hamida Khatri, Nilofer Kamruddin Kotadia and Rameez Rehman. The show, The Fantastic Frostings, will continue till March 14, from 11am to 8pm on a daily basis. Source: Dawn

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Portraits aplenty

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KARACHI: Putting artworks of more than four dozen artists on display has its advantages and disadvantages. The big plus is that the viewer gets a wide variety of artists to know about and to understand how different techniques are employed to reflect on life. The negative aspect of it all is that since the number […]

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Summer art

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KARACHI: Artworks by no fewer than 22 known artists are on display at the Koel Art Gallery. The exhibition titled ‘Summerscape 2013’ began at the Koel Art Gallery on Tuesday. Since it’s that time of year when art activities slow down, as even gallery owners and curators need a break, the show will last till […]

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Kam Sukhan opens at IVS gallery

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KARACHI: Capturing a moment to impart timelessness to it requires skill that does not solely depend on technical prowess but also relies heavily on the capturer’s aesthetic life view. The allusion is to the art of photography. Witnessing an exhibition of nine noted women photographers’ work titled ‘Kam Sukhan’ that began at the Indus Valley […]

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Those promising, budding artists

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KARACHI: Lots of changes have taken place in each and every realm, each and every sphere over the ages which have been heralded as improvement, improvisation or advancement. Whether that really is so or is just a case of our preoccupation with the peculiar could be anybody’s guess. Art is no exception. While there was […]

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Flowers, birds and marbles

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KARACHI: They are young and ebullient. It is only two years back that they passed out from the Arts Council Institute of Arts and Crafts. What drives them in life is their creative urge to interpret nature as they see it. And it is precisely for this reason that an exhibition of their artworks attracted […]

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First-ever public display of original artefacts at museum

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KARACHI: Judging from the nervousness of museum director Mohammad Shah Bukhari, one could understand the risk involved in putting on display the rare artifacts and ornaments. “It is for the first time that I am taking these out for the public at the National Museum of Pakistan,” the museum director told Dawn on Friday. The […]

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Democracy a Greek innovation

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KARACHI: While most people hold the institution of democracy synonymous with the US, a poster exhibition currently on at the Arts Council under the joint aegis of the Arts Council and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), sets the record straight. One of the posters from Greece reads, “Democracy: a Greek product, 2,500 years […]

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Posters show

KARACHI: A two-day exhibition of 100 posters from Bolivia, Botswana, Ecuador, Ghana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Greece, India, Kenya, Mexico, Ukraine, Macedonia, Morocco, Tunisia and Pakistan opens at the Arts Council of Pakistan on Wednesday at 5pm. Source: Dawn

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Ragas, ghazals and opera

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Peerzada Salman and Madeeha Syed KARACHI: The last set of the National Academy of Performing Arts classical music shows as part of its second annual festival ended with Napa students presenting some famous ghazals composed in afternoon ragas on Sunday. Noted music composer Arshad Mahmud briefed the audience on the very few afternoon ragas that […]

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33 poets to attend Haiku Mushaira on 30th

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Karachi: More than 30 poets of the country will recite their poetry at the 30th Urdu Haiku Mushaira on March 30. The event, being organised by the Pak-Japan Cultural Centre in collaboration with the Consulate General of Japan, will be held at the Manzar Akbar Hall, Arts Council. It will be participated by Aftab Muztar, […]

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