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Woman of substance

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KARACHI: Nahid Raza has proven credentials. She is one of those rare Pakistani artists for whom art is not just a way to express themselves, a form of expression as it were, but a way of life. So every time she exhibits her new work, the one thing that art lovers die to know is […]

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An exhibition of artistic innovation

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Karachi: This is a highly innovative exhibition; the paintings depict the past in a manner that preserves the cultural and historical heritage and, yet, gives us a window on the future. Pakistani artists are, indeed, a highly talented and innovative lot. So said Emyl Weiss, Consul-General of Switzerland in Karachi, while speaking to The News […]

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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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Artists use ‘alternative methods’ to create social context

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Karachi: Narratives depend on memories, and memories encoded into social practices cannot be suppressed or entirely erased, despite all attempts to do just that. Manizhe Ali, an artist, expressed these views at an exhibition titled ‘Alternative Methods’, which opened at Full Circle Gallery on Wednesday. Artworks of seven artists are on display at the show. […]

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Pakistani drama

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We have heard criticism regarding Indian content shown by Pakistani channels although Pakistani shows are never promoted in India. There was a time when characters from India drama serial had become house hold names in Pakistan now, for the very first time they have lost their charm. It has been rumored that Zee Entertainment is […]

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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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A Pakistani artist’s gift to Gulzar

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Pakistani artist Shahid Rassam has embarked on an ambitious series of artworks to visualise the poetry of Ghalib and Gulzar Internationally known Pakistani artist Shahid Rassam is currently working on a major series of artworks based on the works of the great Urdu poets Ghalib and Gulzar. The series is a novel way of expressing […]

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Art and the inevitable

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THE roof is leaking in Frere Hall. Ordinarily, this would not be a cause for concern. Pakistan in its current moment of unrest is a nation deluged by far more than a trickle of water, poised as it is at the cusp of many a destruction. Neglect and public ownership are long-time friends here. Frere […]

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The weightlessness of things

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Naiza Khan is one of those very few Pakistani artists who constantly reinvent themselves with the distinction that they don’t like to reinvent the wheel, as it were, but themselves. What’s noteworthy about Naiza Khan is, and it is more than evident, that she has over the years grown both in terms of experimenting with […]

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Pakistani art goes global

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KARACHI: With the rich art culture originating in the Subcontinent since the aesthetic Mughal era, Pakistan is home to few of the finest painters and artists around the world. However, these artists are at a loss of a platform to showcase their talent globally. Art legends, such as Abdur Rahman Chughtai, Sadequain, Gulgee and Jamil […]

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‘Felicity’ opens at Canvas

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KARACHI: Interpreting cultural norms in a post-modern setting is a pretty formidable task. Artists construe trends by using unconventional techniques trying to get a sense of patterns set from time immemorial. It is an encouraging sign that young Pakistani artists are willing to break moulds and think out of the box to create art in […]

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Lest we forget our pioneers of art!

BY: Anil Datta Karachi: The Fomma Museum was the venue of a highly informative and interesting lecture Tuesday evening on the pioneers of art in Pakistan by noted art critic and journalist Marjorie Hussein. Alongside the country’s art history, for many it was nostalgic trip back in time, especially for those few surviving who were […]

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Pakistani paintings exhibit at Indonesian gallery

Major group paintings exhibition of Pakistani artists is in progress at the Indonesian National Gallery Central Jakarta and drawing good crowd including Pakistani community members. According to a message received here from Jakarta, the group art show titled “A Glimpse in to Pakistani Art Works” has been organised by Pakistan Embassy. The exhibition got underway […]

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