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Art and Theory



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Letter from the Editor
In Focus
What Art Theory did to the Art-ist
THINKING THROUGH THEORY (AND OTHER MONUMENTAL MUSINGS)
Photo Essay
Riyadh
Profiles
The Anatomy of a City – In Conversation with Naiza Khan
Reviews
Book Review: “Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter: Conversations with 21 of the World’s Most Celebrated Illustrators”
Life of Art – Degree Show 2017 at NCA
Spirit of Visual
Learning to Read Between the Lines
The Spirit of the Beginning – The Fine Art Degree Show at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture
Nature Speaks: Deosai Series
LANDSWEPT – Suleman Aqeel Khilji
A LABOR OF LOVE
BACK TO THE FUTURE
Investing in the Cultural Capital – Degree Show at Karachi University
Matthijs Maris: An Innovator in Painting  
Homecoming- A Painter Between Worlds
Of Sound and Other Man-Made Objects
Beneath The Surface
EDITORIAL
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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

  Welcome to the January 2018 issue of ArtNow, “Art and Theory”, and to the …

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Letter from the Editor

by Quddus Mirza

The relationship of a discipline with theory is like the link between a human being …

IN FOCUS
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The Advantages Of Being A Woman Artist, 1988- Tate

What Art Theory did to the Art-ist

by Natasha Jozi

  It is but a little bit of a surprise, that after an endless search …

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THINKING THROUGH THEORY (AND OTHER MONUMENTAL MUSINGS)

by Zarmeene Shah

  The production and reception of contemporary art has in recent years been inextricably bound …

Photo Essay
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Riyadh

by Samreen Sultan

  When you visit a country for the first time or start living in a new …

Profiles
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The Anatomy of a City – In Conversation with Naiza Khan

by Nimra Khan

Naiza Khan is an internationally acclaimed artist living and working between London and Karachi. She …

Reviews
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Life of Art – Degree Show 2017 at NCA

by Artnow desk

    Life manifests in many forms. Of its forms is the annual degrees show …

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Spirit of Visual

by Nimra Khan

As the digital age races towards its peak, the glut of information in our lives …

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Learning to Read Between the Lines

by Maheen Aziz, Artnow

  Have you ever imagined doing an art piece without making lines? It is actually out …

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The Spirit of the Beginning – The Fine Art Degree Show at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture

by Jovita Alvares, Artnow

The Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture was established no more than 28 years …

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Nature Speaks: Deosai Series

by Nageen Shaikh

  “We have co-existed with nature for thousands of years, proof of existence is etched …

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LANDSWEPT – Suleman Aqeel Khilji

by Aliyah Ashraf

  Landswept, a solo exhibition by Suleman Aqeel Khilji, showed at Sanat Gallery in December …

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A LABOR OF LOVE

by Faiza Habib

  “To view and experience miniature paintings demands a special disposition and talent. One must …

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BACK TO THE FUTURE

by Faiza Habib

Artspace Germany is a capsule exhibition by Institut fÜr Auslandsbeziehungen, displayed at VM Art Gallery …

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Investing in the Cultural Capital – Degree Show at Karachi University

by Saira Danish Ahmed, Artnow

  The role of fine art is to make us acquainted with the changing role …

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Matthijs Maris: An Innovator in Painting  

by Shireen Ikramullah Khan

  Dutch painters who worked in The Hague between 1860 and 1900, producing renderings of …

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Homecoming- A Painter Between Worlds

by Saira Danish Ahmed, Artnow

  ‘Najmi Sura’s fascination with and interest in the painterly pursuits of the much older …

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Of Sound and Other Man-Made Objects

by Ammara Jabbar

  TBP is an artist collective based in Karachi that has a sonic core. It’s …

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Beneath The Surface

by Ammara Jabbar

Beneath the candor and rhetoric of contemporary art resides a congenial imposition of objectivity. An …