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Foreign artist intends to break stereotypes about Pakistan

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Karachi: “My practice stems from my origins that are rooted in the Indian subcontinent and my migratory upbringing – born in Algeria, raised in Canada and currently residing in New York. I want to break the stereotypes that have been created regarding the subcontinent, especially Pakistan, and my work tries to preset a multi-coloured and […]

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Art work: Bringing life to fear, expressions and beauty

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KARACHI: The themes that have been explored by three artists in a recent show titled ‘Thick Thin Skin’ exhibition at VM Art Gallery, are different. Yet the common thread that joins them together is the exposed and open mannerism with which ideas have been presented, not failing to baffle an onlooker. The three artists have […]

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Blending eras: Visualising politics through art

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KARACHI: Either through words or actions, people have employed different ways to comment on the socio-political situation of the country. SM Mansoor, a visual artist, used his skill on the canvas and expressed his response to the issues surrounding the common man. An exhibition of his miniatures was organised at the VM Art Gallery, echoing […]

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Artists find future Picassos in different parts of Karachi

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KARACHI: When four artists launched their ‘Bachon se Tabdili’ project, they did not know they will find future Picassos in the narrow streets of the city. Some of the children were holding paint brushes for the first time but their works reflect their creative minds with near perfection. The artworks of hundreds of grade-five students […]

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Chaotic journeys towards society

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KARACHI: VM Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition by two talented women, Shazia Qureshi and Tahira Noreen, based on two different themes ‘Organised Chaos’ and ‘Journeys’ respectively. The work by Shazia, who is a prominent figure in the domestic art scene, revolves around the current socio – political conciliation while Tahira’s work is experimental and […]

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Artists from Karachi, Islamabad reveal their tale of the two cities

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By: Hifza Jillani KARACHI: In this tale of two cities, Karachi is predictably violent and Islamabad is transient. This is how two artists from Karachi and Islamabad – Shazia Qureshi and Tahira Noreen – feel about their respective hometowns. The artists will be displaying their works at VM Art Gallery starting today. Qureshi titled her […]

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Representing languages, recreating the past, expressing fears

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Karachi: Not to be left behind in the race for art exhibitions that seem to have gripped the city, the Spaces Art Gallery in Clifton has also put up a compact show. Comprising 15 works in colour and black-and-white, covering all art forms from the most modern to the most classical, it is a show […]

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Capturing fleeting moments: Artists use photo essays to leave imprints on people’s memories

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KARACHI: Two senior photographers and four novices came together for an exhibition, One Shot, being held at the VM Art Gallery to showcase a lesser-known form of photography – photo essays. The event, which opened on Monday, is one of the two photography shows which are held at the VM Art Gallery every year, said […]

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Innovations in art depict Pakistan’s reservoir of talent

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By: Anil Datta Karachi: There’s absolutely no dearth of talent in Pakistan, including artistic talent. To see this for oneself, one must visit the 11th Emerging Talent Exhibition at the VM Art Gallery, which is hosting the emerging talent art show for the 11th consecutive year. The exhibition showcases the works of fresh arts graduates […]

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Faiza Shaikh combines belief systems on canvas to explore tolerance

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KARACHI: Faceless monks and whirling dervishes adorned the walls of VM Art Gallery at the launch of artist Faiza Shaikh’s exhibition, Tolerance, on Monday. “I began working on this collection in 2012,” said Faiza, adding that she had used verses from the Quran in some of her previous collections as well but in this one, […]

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