Art

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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Text | Shanzay Subzwari – Photography | Humayun Memon – Issue 47 – I walked into the gallery space of the Alliance Francaise de Karachi, greeted by an assortment of creative media that was organized by Goethe Institute Karachi. The large-scale collages and mixed media pieces that adorned the walls soon gave way to a …

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Text | Shanzay Subzwari – Visuals | Artists and Galleries – Issue 46 – 2018 has been a dynamic year for art exhibitions in Karachi. Koel Gallery showcased a number of exciting exhibitions. Curator Aziz Sohail was invited to curate Drawn to Form II by artist Abdullah M.I Syed, which was a follow up to …

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