Art

The Echoes Of Silence

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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Parallel Collisions

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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Art & War

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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Queer Ideologies

Text & Visuals | Sara Yawar – Issue 49 – This year, a great number of queer artists have showcased their work in Karachi, Pakistan. Topics like sexuality, space and gender have been addressed with each artist having their own particular language and visual imagery.  In this particular article a few artists will be focused …

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Surrealism in Pakistan

Text | Mariam Qureshi – Visuals | As mentioned – Issue 48 – The Surrealists sought to channel the unconscious as a means to unlock the power of the imagination. They believed the rational mind repressed the power of the imagination, weighing it down with taboos. The Surrealist impulse to tap the unconscious mind, and …

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National History Museum: A Curatorial Project By The Citizens Archive Of Pakistan

Text | Sara Yawar – Visuals | Courtesy of Citizens Archive Pakistan – Issue 48 – The National History Museum, a project initiated by the Government of Punjab, was inaugurated on the 17th of April, 2018 in Lahore. Curated by the Citizen’s Archive of Pakistan, this project aimed to honor Pakistan’s history dating up to …

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The Summer Show

Text | Sara Yawar – Visuals | Courtesy Canvas Gallery – Issue 48 – An exhibition titled ‘The Summer Show’ took place at Canvas Gallery in Karachi on the 18th of June and was held till the 27th of June, 2019. Curated by Hameed Haroon, this show comprised of works by various artists that have …

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