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April 2015 The Functions of Form



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Editorial
EDITORIAL APRIL 2015
In Focus
Art Crossing Borders
The Functions of Form
Photo Essay
The Form of the City
Profiles
Naiza Khan and Sonya Battla: Manora Collection
Studio Visit: Laila Rahman
Reviews
Colour out of Passion
The Glowing Embers Within
Sajjad Ahmed: Deeply Superficial
Strand-ed: Ali Kazim at Rohtas Gallery
Museums of Asia: Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
Lahore Biennale Foundation Meets Art Dubai
Curating an Art Fair: Art Basel Hong Kong 2015
Breakfast at Sotheby’s: An A – Z of the Art World
Drawing Through Time
EDITORIAL
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Editorial

by Quddus Mirza

Perhaps the man who managed to stand straight, came out of his cave, found a …

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EDITORIAL APRIL 2015

by Fawzia Naqvi

In March of every year, our focus shifts west, as the international art world gathers …

IN FOCUS
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Art Crossing Borders

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“But what has this to do with me?” gasped a middle-aged financial advisor, struggling hard …

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The Functions of Form

by Quddus Mirza

A character in one of the books by Mushtaq Ahmed Yusufi observes that in Pakistan, …

Photo Essay
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The Form of the City

by Nashmia Haroon

Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their …

Profiles
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Naiza Khan and Sonya Battla: Manora Collection

by Simone Wille

Born in Bahawalpur in 1968, internationally acclaimed visual artist Naiza H. Khan studied at the …

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Studio Visit: Laila Rahman

by Sehr Jalil Raja

by Sehr Jalil Raja Laila Rahman’s abode in DHA, Lahore is distinct and otherworldly – …

Reviews
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Colour out of Passion

by Shireen Ikramullah Khan

“The best works are often those with the fewest and simplest elements- pictures that are …

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The Glowing Embers Within

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Satrang Gallery’s fourth year of operation was ushered in this March with a thought-provoking exhibition, …

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Sajjad Ahmed: Deeply Superficial

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When one looks at a work of art, one ascribes meaning to it that stems …

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Strand-ed: Ali Kazim at Rohtas Gallery

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Disclaimer: It is inevitable that the following essay will contradict itself. At Rohtas Gallery, Ali …

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Museums of Asia: Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

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Last year, a December vacation took me east, not to the warm holiday countries of …

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Lahore Biennale Foundation Meets Art Dubai

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The international art community’s calendar pivots around central, peak events that have acquired definitive importance …

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Curating an Art Fair: Art Basel Hong Kong 2015

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Art Basel in all its three geographic manifestations in Basel, Miami Beach and in Hong …

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Breakfast at Sotheby’s: An A – Z of the Art World

by Dua Abbas Rizvi

Philip Hook had me at ‘Artists live differently from ordinary people’ – the thirteenth line …

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Drawing Through Time

by Sehr Jalil Raja

We have locals and tourists standing ‘telescope-eyed’ in front of the maps on subway stations… …