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Art, coins, stamps give glimpse of Bangladesh

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KARACHI: An exhibition capturing the political, social, financial and aesthetic essence of Bangladesh was organised by the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Karachi, at a local hotel on Monday. From paintings, banknotes, coins, stamps and even books, the items displayed were carefully curated to allow viewers to experience first-hand the journey of the country from inception. […]

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A good time to be Kamiar Rokni

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This year The House of Kamiar Rokni made a comeback to the runway with Moonrise. It was a veritable rise back into the business of fashion for him and it came right after a shakeup at his namesake design house and joining of retail giant Sapphire. Moonrise opened to rave reviews and since then has […]

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Think, un-think

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KARACHI: Before analysing a two-person exhibition titled Un-Thinking that’s under way at the Canvas Art Gallery, here’s a kind of a prelude to it: The ad nauseam uttered and written Cartesian proposition ‘I think therefore I am’ is losing its charm, in the sense that without refuting its meaningfulness, modern-day writers and philosophers have altered […]

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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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Pointing to amorous yearning of the human spirit

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Karachi: A really interesting and unique art exhibition, curated by Amra Ali and featuring works by Marium Agha, opened at the Chawkandi Art gallery on Thursday evening. The exhibition is based on 12 of Agha’s works about thoughts centering around sensuality. It is a show based on the random — and remote — association of […]

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A look back at the creative Samina Quraeshi

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KARACHI: A retrospective exhibition dedicated to the artistic journey of late Samina Quraeshi opened its doors at Koel Gallery last week [Thursday]. Quraeshi’s two children, Sadia Shepard and Cassim Shepard, have put on display their mother’s printmaking from 1977 to 2013. The exhibition, which can be divided into six sections for simplicity, shows the artist’s […]

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Art show: Juxtaposition of the bold and the delicate

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KARACHI: The force of the brush on canvas is what draws people’s attention. Artist Mukkarram Ali has experimented with different techniques of abstraction, sometimes subtle, other times bold, in his works displayed at Full Circle Gallery. Ali, who is a professional artist and has been exhibiting his work for the last six years in different […]

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Eloquent Madness under way at Alliance

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KARACHI: Can madness be eloquent? According to a Shakespearean character, Polonius, from the play Hamlet, madness can have a method to it. That’s the idea the New York-born French-Italian artist Peter D Bove seems to espouse through his formidable body of work. An exhibition of his paintings and drawings titled Eloquent Madness opened at the […]

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‘Witness to History’ – The News marks 25 years with an ode to contemporary art

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Karachi: “The readers of The News have witnessed history! Started 25 years back, the paper was a breath of fresh air in the print media. It served as a breeding ground for journalists back then, and indeed remains one till this day.” This was stated by Sarmad A Ali of the Jang Group of Companies […]

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Walk the line: Three artists endeavour to uncover society’s complexities

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KARACHI: ‘Line and length’ as a phrase seems simple but, the exhibition at Chawkandi Art Gallery under the same title brings out the complexity of society. The exhibition features the works of three artists, including Arif Hussain Khokhar, Arif Ahmed Ali Manganhar and Munawar Ali Syed. Syed’s straight lines crossing each other in a meshwork […]

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The simple life: Huma Mulji brings out the ordinary in an extraordinary way

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KARACHI: A walk around Huma Mulji’s exhibition titled, ‘The Country of Last Things’ reminds the viewers of the ordinary yet extraordinary lives around us. By and large, the show depicts the lives of sanitary workers, military men’s servants commonly known as ‘batmen’, and the son of a popular baker in Lahore, Karamatuallah. The show is […]

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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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Itwaar Ka Din opens

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KARACHI: An exhibition titled Itwaar Ka Din opened at the Sanat Art Gallery on Tuesday. According to the curatorial note, the show is the result of the six participating artists’ response to its curator Azanat Mansoor’s letters written to them based on Sufi Tabassum’s poems for children (from Jhoolney). Does this mean that the subjects […]

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Retrospective exhibition: A journey through Lubna Agha’s life and work

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KARACHI: If one wants a comprehensive glimpse into the work of late American-Pakistani artist Lubna Agha, a visit to the VM Art Gallery would be a promising revelation. The entire work life of Lubna as an artist, graphic designer and social commentator (1949-2012) has been encapsulated in the exhibition, titled ‘A Path All My Own’. […]

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