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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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Text | Sara Yawar – Visuals | Courtesy Sanat Initiative – Issue 51 – A solo exhibition titled ‘You think you know me!’ by artist Irfan Gul Dahri was showcased at Sanat Initiative in Karachi on the 20th of December, 2019. Born in Shahdadpur, Sindh, Dahri is a Lahore-based artist who holds a Master’s Degree …

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Text | Sarah Cheema – Visuals | As mentioned – Issue 51 – Perhaps its lady luck or maybe it’s written in the stars but the past few months have been very good to Lahore.  Starting out with being chosen to be part of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network along with 65 other vibrant cities of …

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Text | Zainub Mawaz-Khan – Visuals | Mehwish Abid – Issue 50 – By focusing on multiple art genres including fine art (painting, drawing, ceramics), music, photography, film, and other visual styles, art festivals have become tools to understand our history. From social trends to the economy, there are endless studies to prove that arts …

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Text | Sara Yawar – Visuals | Ejaz Art Gallery – Issue 50 – A two-person exhibition captioned ‘The Echoes of Silence’ took place on 25th October 2019 at the Ejaz Art Gallery, Lahore. On display were the recent works of Salman Hunzai and Usman Khalid, depicting an interesting array of figurative paintings that addressed …

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Text | Aasim Akthar – Visuals | Courtesy Karachi Biennale Trust – Issue 50 – How does art enter and change our daily lives? This was the key question posed by Niilofur Farrukh, Director of this year’s Biennale at Karachi. First held in 2017, this was the second biennale at Karachi and represented the city’s …

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Text & Visuals | Mariam Qureshi – Issue 49 – War is a powerful phenomenon and affects people in multiple ways. The misery of war can either cause a person to transcend himself or throw him in an abyss of misery. Along with fear and dread war also inspires a sense of nationalism, valor and …

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