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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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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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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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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Compiled | Talha Ahmed Kehar – Photography | As mentioned – Issue 47 – Venice Biennale opened to the public on May 11th 2019, the title for this iteration being “May You Live in Interesting Times”. The usage of “interesting times” immediately evokes a sense of hopefulness and dread, this sentiment was mirrored by the

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Text | Dua Abbas Rizvi – Visuals | As Mentioned – Issue 47 – For their latest urban intervention, Numaish Karachi looked to the walled city of Lahore and found it analogous to One Thousand and One Nights – that legendary, intricate, and indefatigable collection of tales that has not only survived long centuries of darkness

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