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Conservation lab itself a museum piece

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ISLAMABAD: Research and restoration laboratories are integral to good museums all over the world to preserve the archaeological finds in their area, but the one in our world-famous Taxila Museum itself needs to be saved from human neglect. “Not the vagaries of time but human neglect has turned the Archaeological Conservation and Research Laboratory (ACRL) […]

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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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Here and Now’ goes on display at Lahore Art Gallery

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LAHORE: Exhibition of five contemporary artists titled ‘Here and Now’ inaugurated on Monday at Lahore Art Gallery. Many artists and art lovers were present on the occasion. The exhibition included art works by Mohammad Ali Talpur, Hasnat Mehmood, Muhammad Zeeshan, Adeela Suleman and Nausheen Saeed. The artists are known worldwide and in Pakistan for specific […]

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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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36-24-36 on display at Colours Art Gallery

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LAHORE: Faseeh Saleem’s solo exhibition titled “36’ 24’ 36’” kicked off at Colours Art Gallery here on Thursday. A number of art lovers, art students, teachers and renowned artists visited the gallery on the inauguration day. Caretaker Education and Health Minster Salima Hashmi inaugurated the exhibition. He has displayed 5 of his art works including […]

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Art in all its simplicity

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KARACHI: There are no apparently senseless blobs of clashing colours, no symbols that require of one to resort to mental acrobatics to fathom as to what it could be all about. They are plain and simple paintings in black and white, gouache on wasli, and their beauty lies in their simplicity and also because his […]

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Faiza Shaikh combines belief systems on canvas to explore tolerance

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KARACHI: Faceless monks and whirling dervishes adorned the walls of VM Art Gallery at the launch of artist Faiza Shaikh’s exhibition, Tolerance, on Monday. “I began working on this collection in 2012,” said Faiza, adding that she had used verses from the Quran in some of her previous collections as well but in this one, […]

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Exhibition at Artscene

KARACHI: An exhibition of recent works by Ali Abbas opens at the Artscene gallery on Saturday at 6pm. The show titled ‘Lal ki sadaa’ will continue till Feb 20. Dawn

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One Night Stand’ mesmerises art fans

By: Ahtesham Azhar KARACHI: The renowned international metal sculpture, Amin Gulgee, recently orchestrated another live performance at his gallery entitled ‘Riwahyti: One Night Stand’ and brought together filmmakers, actors, architects, musicians, and photographers to do a creative and interactive live performance on the theme. Guests were amused by the 21 beautifully curated performances which took […]

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