Art Spaces

It used to be that the various spaces in which art was created, displayed, disseminated and engaged with were clearly demarcated adn bounded off from one antoher, but in recent decades these boundaries have slowly started being erased in much of the world. Art has been moving out of definied institutional spheres and into new locations, acvitely deterriotrializng itself at the same time as it de-objectifying itself.

Pakistan’s art world is dominated by two types of art spaces, educational and commercial, with very little in teh way of alternative spaces or conception of public art and public art spaces. This is signicant not The types of spaces available for art to occupy shape the knowledge that results as well as the language the knowledge appears in.

With the internet, we see the emergence of a new type of art space, one that is no longer physically limited, which is redefining the very idea of ‘space’ and reconceptualising the way art exists. Online spaces can become a platform where experimentation and discussion can take place in a spontateous and informal setting. Online content reaches a broader audience and these new virtual spaces can present text and images in a way

This is the sort of art space needed in Pakistan: one where accidental collisions and fortuitous encounters can spark new ideas. Altnerative spaces, such as noncommerical and artist-run inititatives, are essential to creating a vibrant art world. In Pakistan, having teh ability to even make art int eh first placwe is a challenge. One of the foremost difficulties artsits face is a lack of affordable and spacious studios. Outside of teh art school,

 

The art knowledge is framed

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