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In the name of faith

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KARACHI: It is always fascinating to try and get into the mind of an artist, a young artist at that, despite the fact that these days a majority of Pakistani artists tend to highlight issues that are largely socio-political in nature. Waseem Ahmed’s latest work titled In the Name of Faith, which went on display […]

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A loud journey of expression

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KARACHI: When you walk into the Koel gallery, you are touched. Young artist Rabeya Jalil’s artworks are emotional and expressive when it comes to comment on social issues. The exhibition, titled ‘Name. Place. Animal. Thing.’ is loud and leaves a powerful impact on the viewer. The works seem to be talking and drawing attention of […]

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Shell [skin] opens at Koel

KARACHI: The title of an exhibition of Samina Mansuri’s artworks, which opened at the Koel Art Gallery on Tuesday, is Shell[Skin]. It is a give-away in the contextual sense, that is, with respect to the subject-matter, but not when it comes to form. This is the reason that the introduction on the invite to the […]

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Karachi Art Scene 2014 opens with work of 45 artists on display

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KARACHI: An exhibition with the theme Karachi Art Scene 2014 opened here Monday carrying work of no less than 45 artists attempting to convey the contemporary art scene of the metropolis. The event opened at the recently launched chapter of the ArtScene Gallery left the viewers enthralled by the choice of colours, combinations and contrasts […]

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Summer (E)scape

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KARACHI: While big exhibitions, in terms of number of artworks on display, can cause the viewer lose interest for they may feel there’s too much to choose from, it allows them to get the hang of contemporary trends. Trends cannot be understood in isolation or by witnessing a single creative individual’s effort. For that, a […]

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Transparency Within opens at Ocean Art Gallery

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KARACHI: Ocean Art Gallery on Saturday evening inaugurated a solo exhibition ‘Transparency Within’ by renowned artist Maqbool Ahmed under the title of displayed at Ocean Art Gallery, which will be continued till May 23. The gallery exhibits outstanding work by renowned artist and showcases artwork created by Maqbool Ahmed. Each painting has a detail composition […]

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Live and Let Live opens at Momart

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KARACHI: Tabinda Chinoy is an artist with established credentials. It would be an understatement to say that she knows how to make colours and lines speak like sentient beings. So whenever she comes up with something new, it creates curiosity among art lovers to see what boundaries the artist has now pushed. Chinoy’s latest series […]

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Love tales

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One of the many definitions of romance is that it’s a combination of wild and irrational ideas. Every famous love story has some element of irrationality at its core. This makes an artist’s job all the more difficult to depict romance in the form of a painting or sculpture. An exhibition of artist Zebun Zuby’s […]

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Peer-e-Meikadeh opens at Art Scene

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KARACHI: Internationally known artist Dr Mohsen Keiany has a consuming passion for art and tradition. There is, as T.S. Eliot has espoused in one of his remarkable essays, a commonality between art and tradition: ‘historical sense or timelessness’. Both are a great source of creative energy for any society and Dr Keiany is familiar with […]

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Dialogue opens at Canvas

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KARACHI: In terms of interesting discussions, there’s nothing more absorbing than a father’s conversation with his young son or daughter. The reason for this is that while the former tries to bring his structural semantics to the level of the former without losing out on sincerity, the former keeps things innocently simple and pure. Imagine […]

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Realism and more

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KARACHI: Distinguished Italian film-maker and one of the foremost exponents of art-house cinema Federico Fellini did not see any line between the real and the imaginary. If someone asked him about his convoluted film narratives he’d snub him, suggesting everything was realistic. The undeniable fact is that realism in art cannot be defined in abstract […]

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Floating Worlds opens at Koel

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KARACHI: Fluidity in art is best expressed when artists feel at their uninhibited best. This makes them follow their imagination like moth to flame. Sometimes imagination leads them into uncharted territories in a serendipitous way and on occasion they mould their imagination as per their whims (the latter is not always advisable unless you are […]

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Students’ art show concludes

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KARACHI: A three-day exhibition titled ‘Paiwasta Reh Shajar Se’, curated by Sophia Qureshi and conceptualised and organised by Mehreen Hashmi, concluded at the Alliance Francaise Karachi on Saturday. The show was the result of a 10-day workshop conducted in July during which students of BPW Quality School, Azam Basti, produced no fewer than 60 paintings […]

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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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