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Art Beyond Borders



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Letter from the Editor
Letter from the Guest Editor
In Focus
Exploring our roots: Visiting the museum  
Is Art really beyond borders?
Art UnFairs
Photo Essay
Stealing a look into the infinitesimal
Profiles
Sana Arjumand: Light beings
Imagination as a Political Stance: Shahzia Sikander
Huma Mulji- A Profile
THE BAZAAR, ARCHIVE AND THE CURIOUS ARTIST  
Reviews
Experience ‘the Fleet’
Spirits  
An Antidote to Chaos
Main Aur Tum- Book Review
Descent
Curiouser and curiouser!
The Urbane
REFLECTION- Shifting Notions of Identity in the Art Space  
CHENAB WAVES
Ali Karimi – MANIFESTATONS
Take A Look if You May
Illegible by Dr. Ayesha Siddiqui
SILENT ECHOES
An Itinerary of Ideas
Empirical Empire
Multiple Narratives
A Picture’s Worth is a Thousand Words
EDITORIAL
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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

  I am very excited to welcome you to the March 2018 issue of ArtNow, …

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Letter from the Editor

by Quddus Mirza

    From the archaic settlements to contemporary town planning, human beings have marked areas, …

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Letter from the Guest Editor

by Kimihide Ando

Art in Pakistan through a Japanese Eye     It is difficult to describe art …

IN FOCUS
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Exploring our roots: Visiting the museum  

by Shireen Ikramullah Khan

      A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society …

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Is Art really beyond borders?

by Rabeya Jalil

  ‘Art’ has been traversing paradigms. It is (or may seem to be) inherently beyond …

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Art UnFairs

by Hurmat Ul Ain

  The popular imagination is continuously intrigued and arrested by stories of art theft. Works …

Photo Essay
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Stealing a look into the infinitesimal

by Zoya Nadeem

  The act of viewing and reflecting upon is an inward process, which is highly …

Profiles
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Sana Arjumand: Light beings

by Cosima Brand

  Sana Arjumand is one of Pakistan’s most compelling contemporary artists, with a strong vision …

Midnight Moment:  Shahzia Sikander, Gopi-Contagion
October 1, 2015 - October 31, 2015

every night from 11:57pm-midnight

Photograph by Ka-Man Tse for @TSqArts. Midnight Moment is a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts.  Midnight Moment: A Digital Gallery is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content at the same time every day. 

Gopi-Contagion consists of flocking particles made up of the silhouettes of hair from the Gopi, female worshipers of the Hindu god, Krishna. Hair from the female figures is then isolated to cultivate new associations. When in motion, the silhouettes looks like insects, birds, bats, or can translate as particles. The flocking reflects behavior of cellular forms that have reached self-organized criticality, resulting in a redistribution of both visual information and experiential memory.

Imagination as a Political Stance: Shahzia Sikander

by Haajra Haider Karrar

    The sound of birds accompanied by other sounds of nature in a dark …

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Huma Mulji- A Profile

by Veera Rustomji

    Talking about ‘scale’, Mulji describes how much failure artists battle with, to arrive …

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THE BAZAAR, ARCHIVE AND THE CURIOUS ARTIST  

by Zohreen Murtaza

  The 90s represent a seminal period in Pakistani art: The spotlight shone on Indus …

Reviews
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Experience ‘the Fleet’

by Jovita Alvares, Artnow

    Even at its most basic, art is an experience- a journey into the …

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Spirits  

by Shanzay Subzwari

    “It travels, flies and takes a look from the highest cliffs and lowest …

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An Antidote to Chaos

by Maheen Aziz, ArtNow

“I am a happy person and I believe nature symbolizes hope and freedom. Whenever I …

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Main Aur Tum- Book Review

by Noor Ahmed

    Reading came early to me. Through the pages of the colorfully illustrated English …

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Descent

by Ammara Jabbar

Tazeen Qayyum’s recently concluded show at Canvas Gallery titled Descent traces the human capacity for …

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Curiouser and curiouser!

by Numair A. Abbasi

“How long is forever? Sometimes, just one second.” This thought replays as an infinite loop …

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The Urbane

by Ayesha Naveed

Opened on 23rd February, ‘The Urbane’ was a collaborative venture of ArtNow Pakistan and the Art Kaam …

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REFLECTION- Shifting Notions of Identity in the Art Space  

by Noor Ahmed

  The 18 person show, ‘Reflection’, which opened recently at Sanat Gallery saw the collaboration …

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CHENAB WAVES

by Faiza Habib

  Chenab Waves is a group show showcasing works of alumni and faculty from the …

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Ali Karimi – MANIFESTATONS

by Aliyah Ashraf

  Ali Karimi’s solo exhibition ‘Manifestations’ comprised twenty six pieces of graphite drawings which was …

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Take A Look if You May

by Shanal Kazi

  If there ever was an exhibit I’d tagged in my calendar as an unmissable …

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Illegible by Dr. Ayesha Siddiqui

by Aliyah Ashraf

  One word that primarily describes this entire series is the use of the word …

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SILENT ECHOES

by Faiza Habib

  For last seventy years Pakistani artists have captured, composed and preserved a wide array …

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An Itinerary of Ideas

by Saira Danish Ahmed, ArtNow

                           ‘It takes …

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Empirical Empire

by Maheen Aziz, Artnow

  “Portraiture is unlike any other genre. With most kinds of art, the artist communicates …

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Multiple Narratives

by Saima Munawar

    8 artists, 8 stories, 8 experiences.  ‘”Multiple Narratives” is a collaboration between Grosvenor …

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A Picture’s Worth is a Thousand Words

by Sana Kazi

  “In the beginning there was the word,” is an exhibition of ten celebrated artists …