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Letter from the Editor...

by Quddus Mirza

Many years ago, I watched a documentary on Philip Guston, the American Abstract Expressionist. Walking …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

Welcome to the December issue of ArtNow! I am proud to present another strong issue …

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by Quddus Mirza

  Many years ago, I watched a documentary on Philip Guston, the American Abstract Expressionist. …

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Welcome to the November 2017 issue of ArtNow. This is one of the most exciting …

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  Like other important dates in the brief history of Pakistan, such as 14th August, …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

  Welcome Readers to the October issue of ArtNow. I’m happy to announce that this …

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by Quddus Mirza

  Perhaps now is the appropriate time to make a list – or a league …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

As I welcome our readers to our September Issue, my heart is heavy with the …

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by Quddus Mirza

When we look back at the seventy years of independence in the South Asia today, …

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Among several others, one difference between nature and man-made entities is that nature does not …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

It would be injustice to contemporary art to say that it serves only as a …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

Biennale, Italian for “biennial” or “every other year”, is any event that happens every two …

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by Quddus Mirza

Cities, like trees, grow in different directions, yet their centre remains fixed.  In our times …

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by Quddus Mirza

There is a link between statement and the state (not only of linguistic order though). …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

As the holiday spirit subsides, and we head back to planning and executing newer more …

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by Quddus Mirza

If traced through history, the idea of permanence was never permanent. The concept itself has …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

As we move forward into the wintery embrace of the month of December, we can …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

An art forgery is normally defined as a work of art presented to a buyer …

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Fake, Forgery and Fraud, all F words, deeply concern the present art world that prides …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

This month marks ArtNow’s 5th Anniversary, further cementing our presence as a literary oeuvre for …

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by Quddus Mirza

Man is usually described a social animal, but whether one follows that definition or not, …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

Art in Pakistan has reached the current level of sophistication and seriousness by embracing a …

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A crow perched on the balcony of a house from dawn or a black cat …

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With many galleries and shows to choose from while one is visiting London, some are …

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If you were to walk, always in one particular direction in a park for several …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

Though the summers tend to be quiet in the art world, there is still much …

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by Quddus Mirza

There is a slight difference between spirituality and art, because from its early beginning in …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

May tends to be an exciting month for the art scene with the summers around …

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Monument and moment are two words, which sounds similar but are meaning apart. One is …

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A large number of people still believe that their fate is inscribed in the lines …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

The 3rd Islamabad Literature Festival Art Section took place with 3 days of lively talks, …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

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

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

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MARCH EDITORIAL: BIENNALES, TRIENNALES This month’s issue of ArtNow takes on the topic of Art …

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Perhaps the man who managed to stand straight, came out of his cave, found a …

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Perhaps the man who managed to stand straight, came out of his cave, found a …

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EDITORIAL APRIL 2015...

by Fawzia Naqvi

In March of every year, our focus shifts west, as the international art world gathers …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

Spring is a busy time for ArtNow, the beginning of our calendar of events for …

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by Quddus Mirza

Jorge Luis Borges writes about a Chinese Emperor who ordered to prepare the map of …

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In December of last year, the artist Naiza Khan launched an exciting new collaboration with …

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Like TheOrigin of Species, perhaps the art world is lacking a book titled The Origin …

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For many, four years of training in the visual arts at an art institute, are …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

One of the interesting events I went to in 2014 was attending Dreamscape at Amin …

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by Quddus Mirza

Like the fragrance of a rose, the brief history of Art Now Pakistan does not …

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Editorial: December 2014...

by Fawzia Naqvi

Just over a month ago, Imran Mir, a dear friend and renowned artist, passed away. …

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by Quddus Mirza

Jorge Luis Borges in his essay Kafka and His Precursors points out that Kafka has …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

I am delighted to announce that October 2014 marks ArtNow’s third anniversary as an online …

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by Quddus Mirza

From an early age a person is a collector. The child picks twigs, dead insects, …

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The term ‘Contemporary Traditions’ sounds paradoxical, but it may lead to a number of discussions, …

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The team at ArtNow has been busy this summer and we are happy to announce …

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To some extent the museum has replaced the church in our times, because now a …

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by Quddus Mirza

Several years ago, an artist who was a writer as well defined his two occupations …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

Alternative spaces, informal organizations and artist-run spaces are vital to a flourishing art community. These …

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Historically the word Diaspora was employed for Jews living outside the Promised Land, but in …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

The Islamabad Literature Festival, like the Karachi Literature Festival, has been expanding over the last …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

March saw a flurry of activities connecting Pakistani artists and the international art community. On …

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For whom do we paint? This is a question that engages and haunts artists; and …

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Prize at any price!These words are carved in a child’s mind, psychology and personality from …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

Two major art and culture events took place in Karachi in February, Sindh Festival and …

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Cities are like mothers, with unlimited capacity and open pace for love, and Karachi is …

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In our February issue, which is themed “Creating Karachi”, we look at how artists in …

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Like their first love, artists who have been to an art school never forget the …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

January seems like the perfect time to celebrate innovation and forward thinking in the arts, …

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Andre Gide once declared: ‘The writer must know how to swim against the tide’. A …

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Art and Ethics...

by Fawzia Naqvi

Does art have an obligation to anything other than its own aesthetic and formal concerns? …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

Two years ago, we started ArtNow with the intention of creating a platform for new …

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Margaret Atwood in her interview with BBC’s programme Talking Books describes all writing as future …

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It used to be that the various spaces in which art was created, displayed, disseminated …

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In the Twenty First Century the concept of space changed, much like the notion of …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

Pakistan’s art world is shaped by two types of art spaces, the commercial gallery and …

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In our image-saturated age, it seems inevitable that high art would eventually bring within its …

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Anwar Jalal Shemza, like any other artist, can be remembered for many aspects of his …

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Like machines, tools and art, boundaries and borders between countries are human inventions. Since the …

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Arguably an artist’s ideal studio is his mind, since within that quadrangle the first glimpses …

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by Fawzia Naqvi

The past month as been a busy one for ArtNow as the team travelled to …

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‘In the beginning was the Word’- but according to another divine narration, ‘God created man …

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There is a famous line describing the character of Pakistan’s national cricket team. ‘The only …

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ArtNow had the privilege to host a talk with Bani Abidi as part of our …

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Hamra Abbas speaks to the audience as part of the ArtNow Springboard Series. “As an …

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The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago offers insight into the art of the 80s. …

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It was our big coming out. ArtNow was formally launched in an atmosphere of camaraderie …