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December 2015


Collecting, Destroying, Accelerating

by Adnan Madani

1. In a famous early work, the Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei had himself photographed dropping a Han dynasty vase, smashing it to pieces (Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 1995). Two thousand years of history, perhaps inscribed on the surface of the vessel, vanished in that instant to give way to a violent new act, and to the art object it produced. The excited controversies and debates that...


Rescued Art

by Jamal Ashiqain

It all starts under a temporary roof of randomly stitched pieces of discarded fabric stretched into one rectangular after another and held up by old dried out bamboo trunks forming a protection from bright shining sun, where one vendor after another ...


In Conversation with Amir Butt

by Shanzay Subzwari

A look into the seasoned art collector’s abode, where he displays his impressive collection of art.


Dubai’s Got Designs On The World: The Inaugural Dubai Design Week

by Zarmeené Shah

The first edition of the Dubai Design Week, taking place from 26-31 October 2015, was held in partnership with the brand new Dubai Design District (d3), itself launched only in April this year. Considering that plans for the district were first an...


ArtNow presented a series of Terrace Talks at Art Dubai, featuring the launch of the Lahore Biennale Foundation, the pre...

April, 01, 2015 98 Comment

ArtNow is proud to present the 2nd Lifetime Achievement award to Jalal Uddin Ahmed for his significant contributions towards the...

March, 18, 2015 9 Comment

ArtNow presented the Art Section at the 2015 Karachi Literature Festival, featuring 'Speaking in Tongues', an exhibition curated...

March, 03, 2015 23 Comment

ArtNow presents the Art Section at the 2015 Karachi Literature Festival featuring 'Through the Looking Glass: A Selection of Work...

March, 03, 2015 251 Comment

ArtNow presented the second Art Section at the Karachi Literature Festival, with talks featuring internationally renowned ar...

February, 26, 2015 87 Comment

Dreamscape, a performance and installation art evening, was held at Amin Gulgee Gallery, Karachi, with the curatorial theme of "co...

December, 23, 2014 163 Comment

Imran Mir in his studio Imran Mir: 'Twelfth Paper on Modern Art' ExhibitionBook Launch: What You See Is What You See17 Dece...

December, 17, 2014 35 Comment

Interested in collecting art but don't know where to begin?  For a newcomer to art, the art market can be daunting. Even a co...

October, 01, 2014 193 Comment