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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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Abstruse imagery

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KARACHI: Contemporary art is often accused of being overly hodgepodge in terms of technique. A bit of this, a bit of that, and you make the viewer confused enough to form an informed opinion. A four-person exhibition titled ‘Abstruse Imagery’ curated by S.M. Raza opened at the Art Chowk Gallery on Wednesday. One South Korean, […]

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Pak-China friendship opens doors for local artists

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With the new democratic government, the Pak-China friendship continues to pick up pace. Cultural exchanges have always played a big part between the two countries. According to a new cultural agreement signed between the governments of Pakistan and China, for the years 2013 to 2015, the Chinese government has invited five Pakistani visual artists to […]

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The seven deadly sins

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KARACHI: Perhaps the most challenging part of an art installation is to make the aesthetics of an artwork involved in its construction commensurate with the concept that stirred the artist into creating it. Installations are a tricky art form. They often dupe the viewer by their sheer size or by talking more and saying less. […]

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Pakistani artists’ works vandalised in India

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KARACHI: Art became the latest victim of tensions along the Line of Control on Saturday when an exhibition organised by the Mumbai-based International Creative Art Centre (Icac) and Islamabad’s Gallery-6 in Ahmedabad was vandalised by members of an extremist Hindu group. One Indian newspaper reported that members of the Vishva Hindu Parishad had attacked the […]

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Drawn Attack opens at Canvas

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KARACHI: South Asia is a special region in terms of its socio-political environment and its art and artists. Quite like its colourful, kaleidoscopic and on occasion chequered political history, art too has had its multihued phases, some of which have carried on. The tradition of decorating buildings and artworks is one of them. A two-person […]

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Exhibition on Indus Civilisation kicks off at Lahore Museum

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LAHORE: To celebrate the Independence Day of Pakistan, the Lahore Museum arranged a special exhibition titled “Belief and Identity” about the cultural, historic roots of Pakistan. History related photos, paintings and some of the installations depicting building structures in an artistic way were exhibited in a stylish manner. A young artist, Mazhar Naveed, a graduate […]

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Art galleries: the more the merrier?

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KARACHI: Over the last few years, Pakistan, especially Karachi, has seen an unprecedented boom in the field of fine arts. Suddenly artists are coming to the fore by the dozens, without dethroning the established names making the art scene all the more richer. Of course, it has a lot to do with the opening of […]

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Islamic Calligraphy Attracts Visitors To Lok Virsa

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ISLAMABAD: An exhibition of traditional Islamic calligraphy “Mesmerising colours of peace and tradition” by eminent artist Muhammad Azeem Iqbal and others opened here at Shakarparian under the aegis of the National Institute of Folk & Traditional Heritage (Lok Virsa). The inaugural ceremony was taken place at the Pakistan National Museum of Ethnology, popularly known as […]

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Calligraphy on display

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ISLAMABAD: Celebrating the holy month of Ramazan, Satrang Art Gallery has organised a calligraphy exhibition ‘Hurouf’ of eight exceptional artists. The artists whom works have been displayed include Tajammul Hussain, Gohar Qalam, Rasheed Butt, Ahmed Khan, Arif Khan, Bin Qulander, Bushra Habib, and Mussarat Arif. Australian High Commissioner, Peter Heyward, inaugurated the exhibition. US Ambassador […]

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Calligraphy

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KARACHI: A group show of calligraphy by 23 artists opens at the Artscene gallery at 6pm on Saturday. The exhibition will be open till July 22. Dawn

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‘Beauty of Imagination’ attracts art lovers

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ISLAMABAD: A photographic exhibition, depicting the glory of sunset by a new artist, Mona Fazal, was held at Rawalpindi Arts Council on Wednesday. The exhibition, titled ‘Beauty of Imagination’, classified into two sections – fantasy and reality. It was inaugurated by National Assembly member Tahira Aurangzeb, who was flanked by Naheed Manzoor and RAC Resident […]

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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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Flying Solo opens at Art Chowk

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By: Peerzada Salman KARACHI: Imaginativeness in art is often defined as the ability to come up with something ‘new’ by employing tried and tested techniques or by playing around with familiar themes. Well, being imaginative does not always mean to reinvent the wheel in a creative manner. It also implies the knack for making others […]

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