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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 …

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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 …

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Text | Maria Aslam and Anushay Zehra Rashid – Visuals | Courtesy  Arif Hasan – Issue 55 – From the joint ADA Issue 53 & 54 we continue our conversation with Arif Hasan about his illustrious career. Diving further into his work, we discuss the immense knowledge he has gathered, the work he has interacted …

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Text & Visuals | Haroon Shuaib – Issue 55 – Architect, artist and curator Naeem Pasha former partner of Suhail and Pasha Architects, a partnership that dissolved around 2000 and Naeem Pasha then started his own practice; recently received the 2020 Tamgha-i-Imtiaz (Medal of Distinction), one of Pakistan’s highest civilian honours, for his lifetime contribution …

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Text | Maria Aslam & Anushay Zehra – Visuals Courtesy | Arif Hasan – Issue 53|54 – Whether you are an architect, urban planner, technocrat, in the government or interested in culture, history, heritage, or Karachi – most likely you will have heard of Arif Hasan. A legend in and of himself, he has carved …

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Text & Visuals | Zarminae Ansari – Issue 50 & 51 – Years ago, while teaching a course on research methodology in a Pakistani art institution, I advised my students not to limit themselves to a certain collection, be it a college library or papers from a certain period of time or ideology, while conducting …

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Text | Shanzay Subzwari – Visuals | Courtesy Sanat Gallery – Issue 41 – As I stepped into Mohsen Keiany’s recent solo show at Sanat Gallery, Karachi, I couldn’t help but marvel at the size of the huge grey canvases that swept the walls. When viewed at first, overpowering and brazen, these oil on canvas …

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Text | Mariam Qureshi – Visuals | Courtesy Mohsin Shafi – Issue 40 – Mohsin Shafi’s work doesn’t whine – it is crafty and an eloquent critique on what irks the artist about the society he lives in. The frustration and bitterness that he expresses in his work is enhanced when he travels abroad and …

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January 2018 marked the first death anniversary of Habib Fida Ali. ADA organised a commemorative evening to honour its friend and benefactor in a resplendent setting of Habib Fida Ali’s residence in a supremely befitting manner. Eminent personalities from his closest circle were invited to share stories of their association with him. The reminiscent tributes …

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