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Art In Revolution



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Letter From The Editor In Chief
Letter From The Editor
In Focus
After a Revolution:  Authenticity and Art in Pakistan
On the Political Potential of Art
Photo Essay
Photo Essay
Revolution at Work
Profiles
Tazeen Qayyum: The Anatomy of Discomfort
Where She is Not…: On the works of Akram Dost Baloch
Reviews
The Lover’s Flight
Surrealism Revisited
Retracing the Lines of Control. And beyond.
Questioning the Politics of Labour
Keep Off the Grass
Aisha A. Hussain: A Fine Balance
Ek Raaz, A Secret: What Does Kazi’s Work Unveil?
Strange People Watch Strange Faces
An Aesthetic Mentor
Of Absences and Empty Spaces
The Garden of Wordy Delights
Art as Psychological Space
A Social Conversation: The Lost Argument by Amir Raza
A Series of Fortunate Events
Blind Oblivion
EDITORIAL
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Letter From The Editor In Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

  Welcome to ArtNow’s May 2017 on the ‘Art of Revolution’. In this year of …

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Letter From The Editor

by Quddus Mirza

    Revolution was a kind of solution for many societies across the globe. Today …

IN FOCUS
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After a Revolution:  Authenticity and Art in Pakistan

by Adnan Madani  

  Like many deeply conservative entities, Pakistan these days is full of talk of revolution. …

Francis Alys, When Faith Moves Mountains

On the Political Potential of Art

by Madyha Leghari

  The intersection of art and political change is a contested territory. A simplified historical …

Photo Essay
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Revolution at Work

by Rehmat Hazara

Rehmat Hazara is an art student based in Lahore

Profiles
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Tazeen Qayyum: The Anatomy of Discomfort

by Zohreen Murtaza

There is a price to pay for apathy. One thinks of poor Gregor in Kafka’s …

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Where She is Not…: On the works of Akram Dost Baloch

by Sehr Jalil

  We sync all new writing and art with history, literature and poetry. We make …

Reviews
Aisha Khalid & Imran Qureshi Two wings to fly not one 2017

The Lover’s Flight

by Julius John Alam

  Imran Qureshi and Aisha Khalid’s two-person show opened at National Art Gallery, Islamabad on …

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Surrealism Revisited

by Jovita Alvares, ArtNow  

  Growing out of a literary group that was strongly allied to Dadaism, Surrealism took …

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Retracing the Lines of Control. And beyond.

by Numair A. Abbasi

  While our history textbooks rigorously inform us of the political and the economic consequences …

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Questioning the Politics of Labour

by Nimra Khan

Art in the 21st century has long since tread beyond the cursory, with artists testing, …

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Keep Off the Grass

by Numair A. Abbasi

  There was once a time when life in Karachi necessitated interdependence, encouraged inclusion and …

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Aisha A. Hussain: A Fine Balance

by Gerard Mermoz

  “Signs signify, form signifies itself” – Henri Focillon, La vie des formes   Forty …

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Ek Raaz, A Secret: What Does Kazi’s Work Unveil?

by Hira Mannan

  I walk with a mind equally curious and intrigued into Sanat for the solo …

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Strange People Watch Strange Faces

by Nageen Shaikh

    It can be sufficiently claimed that at Pakistan’s inception, the budding country created …

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An Aesthetic Mentor

by Sehrish Mustafa  

  “Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. …

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Of Absences and Empty Spaces

by Sabeen Ahsan

    The group exhibition ‘Beyond Today’ at O Art Space, Lahore, showcased the works …

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The Garden of Wordy Delights

by Sehrish Rafique Malik

Real Birds in Imagined Gardens, covering Mughal painting between Persia and Europe, is about more …

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Art as Psychological Space

by Mariam Qureshi

  Art nowadays is a psychological experience, encompassing more than just the sense of sight. …

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A Social Conversation: The Lost Argument by Amir Raza

by Nageen Shaikh

Before the post-modern and modern era, art was scenic, personal and aesthetically pleasing. As the …

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A Series of Fortunate Events

by Ayesha Naveed

Miniature painting is a genre of Indo-Persian art that has a long history dating back …

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Blind Oblivion

by Jovita Alvares, ArtNow

  The seed, as miniscule and simple as it may seem, has always been appreciated …