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Artworks of Pakistani icons go on display

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Karachi: A nation cannot progress unless it finds a balance in conserving traditional ideas and simultaneously promoting contemporary ones. The true achievement for any society is utilising its historical traditions as a foundation to build up modern societal structures through gradual progress. “It’s great to glimpse into the collection of these paintings by great Pakistani […]

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Engaging with the artist’s process

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KARACHI: Artists have their own way of commenting on things. Some focus on thematic indulgence while others place a certain emphasis on the medium and process of work to achieve their purpose. The group show at Canvas Gallery that opened on Tuesday offers these varied kinds of approaches. Lahore-based artist Inaam Zafar’s oil-on-canvas works tell […]

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Expression of thought: Of rituals and taboos passed on

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KARACHI: Five artists tried to highlight the realities of our society — the rituals that reinforce and preserve memories and the taboos that have been passed on from generations to the next. Their works were displayed on Friday in a show, titled ‘Basiliq’, at Sadequain Gallery, Frere Hall. Presented under the magnificent ceiling of the […]

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Multiple perspectives: Three artists show there are many sides to a coin

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KARACHI: Three artists displaying their works at Full Circle gallery show that when it comes to our society, there are not just two but many sides to a coin. Babar Moghal, Nauman Abid and Zahid Farooqui are exhibiting their unique works, titled ‘Two Sides to a Coin’, in an attempt to show multifaceted angles to […]

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Ordinary Souls opens

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KARACHI: An exhibition of Abdul Jabbar Gull’s artworks titled Ordinary Souls opened at the Sanat Gallery on Tuesday evening. Gull has earned renown in recent times for his distinctive creative ability, especially in the art of sculpting. This does not suggest that his oil-on-canvas work is of lesser significance, because be it painting or sculpting […]

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A photographic tour de Pakistan

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KARACHI: It is not the first time that a photographer has exhibited the ethereal beauty and rich culture of Pakistan. Photographer Muhammad Rehan Khan’s collection ‘My Pakistan’ depicting the four provinces of Pakistan, showcased at the Sadequain Art Gallery, Frere Hall, has reportedly achieved a record of visitors far and wide. Held in the memory […]

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Society at the crossroads

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Karachi: Photographer/journalist Arif Hussain’s book, Crossroads, was launched at a ceremony at the Canvas Art Gallery on Saturday evening. According to the author, he has tried to examine the various issues of life which may seem even trivial in daily life yet have a tremendous impact on our being and life as such. To that […]

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The creative lens: Artist finds beauty in the hardships of Thar women

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KARACHI: Taking inspiration from the hardworking women of Thar, artist Salman Ahmed from Mirpurkhas tries to show the concealed beauty of the neglected desert. “There is a certain beauty in the hard life led by the people of Thar,” said Ahmed, at the launch of his group show at Grandeur art gallery. “The women of […]

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Defining the fine line

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KARACHI: A three-person show titled The Fine Line opened at the Canvas Gallery on Tuesday evening. Two of the three young participating artists — Cyra Ali and Fatima Munir — are graduates of the Indus Valley School, whereas Umar Nawaz is a National College of Arts (NCA) graduate. And the three of them have interpreted […]

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Art exhibition: A profusion of colours

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There are no surprises with what SM Naqvi has on exhibit in his latest solo show, titled ‘Continuum of Colours’. It suggests colour and this is exactly what you get to enjoy — his work showcases an abundance of colours, the likes of which one can only imagine. Colour in light and dark shadows. Colours […]

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Where colours are better felt than understood

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Karachi: Veteran author and critique Ahmad Javed once said that legendary poet Meer Taqi Meer had blended human feelings in his poetry so cleverly that they had gone beyond the capacity of a reader’s sense of feeling. “They show up as complex compounds of emotions; therefore, a reader has to enhance his sensory capacity to […]

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Setting new trends

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KARACHI: There was no singular theme that bound together the artists’ display at the Artciti gallery. No thematic consistency in the concepts, no similarity in techniques and use of medium. They were as original as art can be, thus, the title of the exhibition, ‘Trendsetters’, could not be more apt. Displaying the work of young, […]

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‘Expressing reality through realism and modernism’

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Karachi Fresh artwork collection of Pakistan’s veteran artist, Masood A Khan, was put on display at the Canvas Gallery on Tuesday. Khan, a recipient of several prestigious awards locally and internationally, said the recent body of work was a continuation of his past 22 appearances at various art galleries. “At each appearance, I adopted a […]

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Calligraphic art on display

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KARACHI: Calligraphy is an art form in which letters or nonfigurative shapes turn into figures that are more readable and less watchable with, astoundingly, an enhanced visual appeal. It happens because of the spiritual aspect involved in the art. Text becomes an image that conjures up soul-searching scenes. This could be gauged at an exhibition […]

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