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April 2016



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Letter from Editor in Chief
Editorial
In Focus
Art Activism – Morally and Politically Correct?
Artivism
Photo Essay
From the series ‘Times of Dissent’, 2011
Profiles
Rashid Rana
Ghulam Mohammad – Jameel Prize 2016 Nominee
Reviews
Smart Art, Dubai
Alchemy
The Pursuit of Being: Anum Lasharie
A History Interrupted: ‘The 70s – Pakistan’s Radioactive Decade’
Inshaye Tahayyur
Sharing The Same Sky
Time, Place and Being
Unfold, Retell, Refold
The Craft of Art
ARQ: A Celebration Of Womanhood
Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects
EDITORIAL
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Letter from Editor in Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

ArtNow was thrilled to present artist Imran Qureshi with the 3rd ArtNow Achievement Award at …

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Editorial

by Quddus Mirza

A human being is known for his/her untiring surge to modify his/her environment, so the …

IN FOCUS
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Art Activism – Morally and Politically Correct?

by Rabeya Jalil

Any art activity that activates, engages, evokes, generates a response and brings about a spectacle …

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Artivism

by Amina Ejaz

In the most simplistic terms, according to Tate Modern’s online glossary, activist art ‘is a …

Photo Essay
Profiles
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Rashid Rana

by Madyha Leghari

  It is difficult to say anything about Rashid Rana’s work that hasn’t previously been …

Ghulam Mohammad

Ghulam Mohammad – Jameel Prize 2016 Nominee

by Zahra Khan

Talent and luck play an enormous role in the career of a successful artist, but …

Reviews
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Smart Art, Dubai

by Seher Tareen

My first trip to Art Dubai was three years ago. I remember telling a friend …

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Alchemy

by ArtNow

Maliha Azami Agha has a Master of Arts Art Education (Major in Painting) from University …

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The Pursuit of Being: Anum Lasharie

by Zahrah Ehsan

Is it easy to accept an existential angst before bed? How long will it take …

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A History Interrupted: ‘The 70s – Pakistan’s Radioactive Decade’

by Seher Naveed

  The 1970s began with the bloody loss of East Pakistan and ended in a …

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Inshaye Tahayyur

by Osama Khalid

To walk through the doors of an exhibition and pause is a telltale sign of …

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Sharing The Same Sky

by Shameen Arshad

The show Sharing The Same Sky opened at Satrang Art Gallery, Islamabad on March 10th, …

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Time, Place and Being

by Numair A. Abbasi

“If landscape is way of seeing, there are potentially as many landscapes as individual ways …

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Unfold, Retell, Refold

by Fatima Nadeem

On the 1st of March, Sanat Initiative brought forth a trio of recent National College …

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The Craft of Art

by Camilla Chaudhary

Art Dubai’s ten-year anniversary highlighted the transformative nature of the fair for the art scene …

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ARQ: A Celebration Of Womanhood

by Ammara Jabbar

ARQ: A Celebration Of Womanhood, hosted by Sharmila Sahebah Faruqi (Minister for Culture and Tourism), …

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Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects

by Dua Abbas Rizvi

One of the leading curators of our time has a way with titling his books. …