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A Moment For Monuments



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Letter from Editor in Chief
Editorial
In Focus
The Mythology of Monuments
Monuments to the Mind
Photo Essay
Blind, Deaf and Mute.
Profiles
Moeen Faruqi
Questioning Hierarchies and Constructed Realms
Munawar Ali Syed: The City as His Canvas
Reviews
For All That Lies
To See, or Not to See
Between Past and Present Tense
14th Emerging Talent Show at VM Art Gallery
I (Heart) New York
Shab-O-Roz
Prescriptions
Look at the City from Here: Through the Rear View Mirror or Looking Glass
Works and Words of Sadequain
Vasl’s 8th Taaza Tareen Residency: ‘To let’
Love in the times of Mufti Naeem
EDITORIAL
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Letter from Editor in Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

May tends to be an exciting month for the art scene with the summers around …

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Editorial

by Quddus Mirza

Monument and moment are two words, which sounds similar but are meaning apart. One is …

IN FOCUS
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The Mythology of Monuments

by Shahana Rajani

Driving towards Nishan-e-Pakistan ­­–a newly inaugurated “national solidarity monument” – a series of new adverts …

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Monuments to the Mind

by Dua Abbas Rizvi

Making monuments is as much a mental act as it is a physical one. The …

Photo Essay
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Blind, Deaf and Mute.

by Jahanzeb Haroon

The insatiable appetite of a city, unchecked, knows no bounds. Like wild weed it will …

Profiles
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Moeen Faruqi

by Veera Rustomji

As part of ‘Drawing Documents’ a four part series examining the multifaceted qualities in drawing, …

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Questioning Hierarchies and Constructed Realms

by Zohreen Murtaza

When I sit down to describe Masooma’s works, the list reads like a flippant dismissal …

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Munawar Ali Syed: The City as His Canvas

by Artnow

Karachi, as an object of desire, continues to inspire artists to reimagine its varied spaces …

Reviews
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For All That Lies

by Numair A. Abbasi

The human mind develops in wondrous ways – self sustaining, yet reliant, level headed but …

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To See, or Not to See

by Fatima Nadeem

In a world where all that exists is competition, how will you prove yourself just …

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Between Past and Present Tense

by Numair A. Abbasi

Archiving, whether personal or official is undeniably the most common means to secure historical knowledge. …

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14th Emerging Talent Show at VM Art Gallery

by Sophia Balagamwala

  With 153 pieces from 20 universities at the 14th Emerging Talent show at VM …

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I (Heart) New York

by Seher Tareen

Frank Sinatra and his vagabond shoes were longing to stray, right through the very heart …

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Shab-O-Roz

by Ammara Jabbar

Fahim Rao’s recent works at Koel allows for the tangible to convulse into the insatiable. …

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Prescriptions

by Sasha Andrews

Despite our daily experience of reading in the digital realm, people continue to value the …

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Look at the City from Here: Through the Rear View Mirror or Looking Glass

by Shanzay Subzwari

‘Look at the city from here: through the rear view mirror or looking glass’ is …

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Works and Words of Sadequain

by ArtNow

Like every human being, artists are also endowed with the gift of speech, so no …

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Vasl’s 8th Taaza Tareen Residency: ‘To let’

by Veera Rustomji

A one day exhibition by Vasl’s 8th Taaza Tareen artists.     An exhibition is …

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Love in the times of Mufti Naeem

by Ali Adil Khan

  ‘Love in the times of Mufti Naeem’ is Shaan Taseer’s inaugural exhibition in Canada …