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Text | Numair A. Abbasi Visuals | Courtesy V M Art Gallery Pakistan and the larger Subcontinent boast a rich music industry that ranges from qawwali, ghazal, Sufi, and folk, to contemporary pop, fusion, and indie. Time and again, the region birthed music legends who received accolades both within their country and across the globe. …

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“Nobody Can Paint An Original Work Of Art. Create Art That Does Not Need Any Audience.” To most people in the art world, Iqbal Geoffrey (1939-2021) was a prankster. The arc of his work is often characterized as a shift from conceptualism to formalism. The machismo-laden history of modern art that has been handed down …

Iqbal Geoffrey 1939-2021 Read More »

Text | Maria Aslam Visuals | As mentioned World expositions, exhibitions and fairs were initiated in the mid 19th century and have been hosted by almost 20 countries of the world. The purpose of expos is to raise awareness, share progress exchange for the betterment of the world and is an event that takes place …

Pièce de résistance ~ the Pakistan Pavilion Read More »

Text | Sara Yawar – Visuals | Courtesy The News, Vasl Artist’s Association, Pro Helvetia New Delhi and Canvas Gallery – Issue 56 – Since the emergence of the Coronavirus, the world has been thrown into a social and economic quagmire. Various industries collapsed while the lives of millions of people have crumbled under the …

Art in the Era of Covid’19 Read More »

Text & Visuals | Amra Ali – Issue 56 – Meher Afroz’s art has drawn my interest for the last thirty years. From starting my art collection in the early 1990s with painting on paper from the Mask Series (1986-89) to acquiring later work and subsequently curating Meher’s work, her subtle imagery and manner has …

Meher Afroz: As I Read Her Art Read More »

Text & Visuals | Aymen Ansari – Issue 56 – We are no strangers to the fact that this has been a summer of unforeseen historical challenges, with widespread death and destruction in an on-going global pandemic, state sanctioned violence and blazing protests against racism and inequality. It goes without saying; the stakes are different …

Overhaul: Art’s Journey in the Pandemic Read More »

Text | Aasim Akhtar – Visuals | Accessed Online – Issue 55 – As tempting as it is to saddle Muzaffar Ali with the title“versatile”, the truth is that the veteran filmmaker, actor, painter, designer and organizer cannot be so easily defined. For starters there’s his brave choice of subjects – in films like Aagaman, …

Muzaffar Ali: One For All & All For One Read More »

Text | Hammad Ali – Visuals Courtesy | Noor Ahmed – Issue 53|54 – A woman’s head in profile, a nonchalant expression and military cropped hair. She peers into nothingness, legs gathered, crossed, and folded in a deliberate attempt to attract the viewer’s eye to such an uncomfortable positioning. Her androgyny alludes to subversion and …

Body Memories Read More »

Text | Aymen Ansari – Visuals | Koel Gallery – Issue 51 – For over a century, abstract art has become an integral aspect of modern art forms, so much so that it has successfully taken over the traditions of the past. Although the term ‘modern’ encompasses a number of unique styles, the underlying principles …

Between Light : A mid-career retrospective journey Read More »

Text & Visuals | Rafi Ahmed – Issue 51 – The exhibition, Drawing a Line, based on the architectural drawings, sketches and doodles of four designers, concluded recently at IVSAA gallery. The show was curated by Ayesha Bilal, Rafi Ahmed and Zohaib Zuby, and featured the drawings of Danish Azar Zuby, Ejaz Malik, Saifullah Sami, …

Drawing a Line: Between Tehreer & Tasweer Read More »