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‘Expressing unresolved internal struggles’

Creative art often attempts to capture thoughts and feelings buried deep in the subconsciousness. This type of creativity aims to cause people to indulge in introspective thinking and make use of their imaginative powers. The artworks put on display by artists Sanie Bokhari and Zahrah Ehsan at an exhibition, titled “Un-thinking”, held recently at the […]

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The other side of impermanence and decay

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The temporariness of things around us affects us in so many ways, as does decay. But there are those with a trained eye who find beauty in both change and decay. The artworks put on display as by artists Nayab Noor and SM Raza at an exhibition “Impermanence”, which has been under way at the […]

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A scintillating evening of music

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The National Academy of Performing Arts was on Sunday and Monday host to two delightful evenings of music. While Sunday witnessed works by masters like Beethoven and Mozart, on Monday there were numbers that had been composed in the classical style, but the great classical and Romantic masters did not feature. There was just one […]

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Another stroke on the wall: Non-profit grabs brush to paint over hate graffiti across Karachi

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KARACHI: Determined to reclaim Karachi wall by wall, a non-profit organisation has started painting over hate speech sprayed across the city and replacing it with words of love and peace. Abdoz Arts, a non-profit organisation, is the brainchild of three undergraduate students Umer Asim, Humble Tariq and Wahaj Ali Khan. The three young men and […]

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CollaborArt on the canvas

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ISLAMABAD: History is in the making in the contemporary art world and two renowned Pakistani painters are to be credited with it. Tassaduq Sohail and Riaz Rafi, both based in Karachi, have collaborated to paint 24 canvases together for the “first ever joint-solo” exhibition in the world. Titled ‘Inimitable Consilience’, the show is scheduled to […]

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Funding the arts

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THERE is no shortage of creative talent in Pakistan, and in recent years it has become possible to discern a shift in societal thinking where various forms of the arts and entertainment industry have opened up to become mainstream professions. Cinema and theatre, for example, which were in many ways dragged into the darkness and […]

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Youth arts festival round the corner

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LAHORE: The Youth Performing Arts Festival is set to bring together diverse groups of artistes from in and around Lahore for a four-day long event (Oct 16-19). The 13th Youth Performing Arts festival — the hallmark of Lahore’s cultural calendar, this year has been moved to the Alhamra Cultural Complex, Qadhafi Stadium from its traditional […]

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Lok Virsa to document G-B’s indigenous folk culture

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GILGIT: Lok Virsa has sent a team of professionals to Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) to document and preserve its indigenous folk culture. The initiative has been launched by the new management — headed by Shahera Shahid – of the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, popularly known as Lok Virsa. Based in the federal capital, Lok […]

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VM Art gallery: Talented artists from across Pakistan emerge

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By: Naveela Khan KARACHI: From paintings, drawings and photography to sculptures, ceramics, and digital installation art, different expressions of art came together to showcase the brightest upcoming talents in Pakistan at the VM Art Gallery on Tuesday. The art works of students from Karachi, Lahore, Hyderabad, Pindi and Gujrat filled the gallery at the opening […]

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Customs prevent heist of history

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JAMAL SHAHID ISLAMABAD: Customs officers at the Islamabad airport seized a large black plastic bag from an outbound passenger late last month but left the expert inspection of its contents to archaeologists. “It was smart of them to bring the catch to us,” Director General of the Department of Archaeology and Museums (DOAM) Fazaldad Kakar […]

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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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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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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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Art galore

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The show at Momart boasts works of more than 60 artists ranging from those who are regarded as legends to the relatively lesser known. The exhibition itself is a collage of a variety of paintings and sculptures creating exciting prospects for art lovers. Asma Abbasi’s oil-on-canvas landscapes with dense strokes highlighting the importance of the […]

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