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Art of another kind

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Karachi: Art today is assuming many dimensions, which just confuse the simple, conventional art fans. Art has ceased to be the pursuit it once was, catering to one’s aesthetic sense and being a balm for the vision. It was simple realism. Today there are umpteen forms of art, sometimes one more weird than the other, […]

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World beyond the world opens at Chawkandi

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By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Examining artworks of a select group of artists gives us the indication that the difference between the palpable and the intangible, the perceived and the experiential, sometimes can be understood (read: measured, if you like) if we consider it as the ‘distance’ between them. By diminishing the distance, artists try and […]

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Art comes up roses as artists let flora inspire them

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KARACHI: The phrase ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ could not have been more apt than at the ‘Sabza o Gul’ exhibition where artists conveyed serenity and tranquillity in all the paintings. Meher Afroz used acrylic, graphite and silver colours to portray the beauty and essence of a garden at the opening day of […]

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Sabza-o-Gul and Karachi’s yesteryear

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KARACHI: It is no mean attempt to choose Ghalib’s couplet and base an entire exhibition on it. Sabza-o-Gul, a show presenting works of seven known artists of the country curated by Amra Ali, which opened at the Chawkandi Art Gallery on Tuesday evening, has the following Ghalib two lines as its theme: Sabza-o-gul kahan se […]

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Displacement Anxieties opens at Chawkandi

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KARACHI: It is astounding how Asian artists have become increasingly extroverted about the socio-political milieu they find themselves inextricably attached to (read: entangled in). Their symbolism is becoming more and more unconcealed, which is a bit of an oxymoron. A fascinating three-person exhibition, let’s call it an international show, titled ‘Displacement Anxieties’ curated by distinguished […]

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Art and history

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KARACHI: It is always refreshing to see an artist discussing history and art and giving preference to the latter by hardly overshadowing the former. It results in an enriched aesthetic interpretation of life. A.Q. Arif is an artist who is in love with architecture, but to him it is the part of life that sometimes, […]

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The process of annihilation

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The negation of the self is often misconstrued as the denial of one’s own being. Sufis do not do that. For them the negation of the self is a transcendent urge to become part of a larger being, which could either be God or the beloved in human form. According to a western thinker, to […]

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Imagination knows no bounds

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KARACHI: When quality artists paint art lovers marvel at their paintings but when Tassaduq Sohail paints quality artists marvel at his fecund imagination. An exhibition of his latest body of work opened at the Chawkandi Art Gallery on Tuesday. There is likelihood that the oil-on-canvas artworks that adorn the walls of the gallery exude a […]

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Arif Mahmood looks for the common man in his new exhibit

By: Mashal Usman KARACHI: The search for the quintessential common man and how he juggles his way through seemingly terrible options in life is what defines Arif Mahmood’s latest works. Mahmood is an eminent street photographer, whose exhibition ‘Philosophy’ is on display at Chawkandi Art Gallery till February 13. Photographers, models, artists and students filled […]

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‘Philosophy’ opens at Chawkandi Art Gallery

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Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Photographers capture moments to lend immortality to them. The photographers that understand the fact that more often than not moments carry stories fraught with many a moment within themselves (of joy, sadness and indifference) and encapsulate them according to their mood or feeling become artists. Therefore very few camera-clickers create art. Arif […]

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