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In Conversation with Nusra Lat...

by Amber Hammad

    AH: Can you tell our readers about your background? I come from Lahore, …

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Faiza Butt – A profile...

by Saima Munawar

Bold, vibrant, dynamic, intelligent, beautiful, eloquent are some of the words that can be conjured …

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The multi-faceted journey of A...

by Ammad Tahir

We live in times of visual crisis. We are surrounded by images of all sorts, …

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Nayyar Ali Dada...

by Sarah K Cheema  

  ‘Every great architect is –necessarily –a great poet. He must be a great original …

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In conversation with Naiza Kha...

by Jovita Alvares

Living and working between Karachi and London, Pakistani born artist, Naiza Khan received her formal …

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UNSETTLING REALITIES:  Q ...

by ZOHREEN MURTAZA

  While discussing his views on cinema and the moving image in an interview, Jean …

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The Voice of Sindh | Mussarat ...

by Jovita Alvares, Artnow

‘No other artist has portrayed the essence of Sindh- its beauty, its poverty, its way …

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Zahoor ul Akhlaque: Life, Teac...

by Iram Zia Raja

  Doing a retrospective piece on Zahoor ul Akhlaque, the most potent artist of our …

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In conversation with Anila Qua...

by Sana Kazi

Anila Quayyum Agha, born in Lahore, Pakistan, lives and works in the United States of …

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In Conversation with the curat...

by Jovita Alvares, Artnow

Textile designer, painter, curator, educationist, activist; these are but a few of the titles used …

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Akram Dost Baloch: The artist,...

by Iram Zia Raja

  Profile: Akram Dost Baloch is a familiar enough name in Pakistani art circles. The …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH KHADIM AL...

by ZOHREEN MURTAZA

    Towering buddhas, fiery demons, majestic lions and boats tossed in the stormy seas. …

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“Faasla na rakhain, pyaa...

by Maheen Aziz, Artnow

Faasla na rakhain, pyaar honay dain   (Do not distance yourself, let love happen)   …

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An hour with Sadia Salim...

by Veera Rustomji

When I think of ceramics, Sadia Salim’s name comes pretty instantaneously to my mind. Salim …

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Meher Afroze  ...

by ArtNow

    An artist is like a diamond, with different dimensions. A teacher, a mentor, …

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THE SENSORIUM OF SURREAL SPACE...

by Zohreen Murtaza

    In A.S Byatt’s “The Children’s Book” Olive Wellwood a writer of children’s books …

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IN CONVERSATION WITH IFTIKHAR ...

by Zohreen Murtaza

Artist and academic scholar Iftikhar Dadi received his PhD from Cornell University. He is an …

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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 …

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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 Sta...

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 CU...

by Zohreen Murtaza

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

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In conversation with Sumaira T...

by Jovita Alvares, Artnow

Pakistani born artist, Sumaira Tazeen received her BFA in Miniature Painting in 1996 from the …

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In Conversation with Sajjad Ah...

by Ammara Jabbar

  Sajjad Ahmed has participated in several solo and group exhibitions, in Pakistan and internationally. …

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In Conversation with Riffat Al...

by Noor Ahmed

Artnow’s Noor Ahmed in conversation with Riffat Alvi about the artist’s expanding and evolving journey. …

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Just Hang me on the Wall, I Wi...

by Zohreen Murtaza  

  In the poem “I Would Like to be a Dot in a Painting by …

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Sumaya Durrani- the Unbridled ...

by Saira Danish Ahmed

  I remember seeing Sumaya Durrani’s lithographs while I was a student of art in …

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Danish Ahmed- CONSUMED...

by Faiza Habib

Modern art redefined reasons for producing art, thus, changing the role of art and the …

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Inside the mind of Abdullah M ...

by Maheen Aziz, Artnow

  Dr. Abdullah M. I. Syed is a renowned Pakistani-born contemporary artist and designer working …

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The Anatomy of a City – In C...

by Nimra Khan

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

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In Conversation with Unver Sha...

by Nimra Khan

    Nimra Khan: Let’s start with your story. How did you begin your career …

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Art For a Cause...

by Nour Aslam

As I sit watching Professor Salima Hashmi, the matriarch of Pakistani Art, speak of the …

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FARIDA BATOOL: PHOOL MERA WATA...

by by Sehr Jalil

  Lahore’s heat, somewhere in 2015, a rickshaw ride, a search for a material that …

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Niilofur Farrukh: CEO, Managin...

by Veera Rustomji

In a conversation with Niilofur Farrukh, the CEO, Managing Trustee and Chair of the Discursive …

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In conversation with the direc...

by Jovita Alvares, ArtNow

Nick Merriman was appointed as Director of the Manchester Museum in March 2006. Since then …

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In conversation with Salman To...

by Jovita Alvares, ArtNow

Salman Toor is Pakistani born artist based in New York City. With a Bachelors in Fine …

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In conversation with Art Dubai...

by Jovita Alvares, ArtNow

Myrna Ayad is the recently appointed director for Art Dubai and her involvement in the …

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In Conversation with Asad Kamr...

by Jovita Alvares, Artnow

  A 23 year old artist from Karachi, Pakistan. Asad Kamran is currently enrolled at …

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Amin Gulgee: curator of Karach...

by Syed Ammad Tahir

  Amin Gulgee has long be known in the art world for his quirky and …

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In Conversation with Laila Rah...

by Zohreen Murtaza

Laila Rahman is an accomplished artist, printmaker, art educator who has exhibited both nationally and …

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An Uncanny Simplicity...

by Zohreen Murtaza

Arthur C. Danto, as he ruminates over the definition of art in “What Art is” …

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Saira Sheikh – Obituary...

by Rabeya Jalil

Saira Sheikh (1975-2017) – Her beautiful smile and gleaming eyes are alive forever.   She …

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REREADING REENA KALLAT...

by ArtNow Pakistan

Normally the good piece of poetry is described as a verse that cannot be translated. …

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Jamal Shah, A Man of Many Dime...

by Zainab Omar

  For Jamal Shah art and cultural creativity are a vital necessity for any society. …

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The Beauty of Chaos...

by Zohreen Murtaza

As I commenced researched for this interview one painting from F.S Aijazuddin’s  “Lahore Illustrated Views …

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Book Covers by Sadequain...

by Sibtain Naqvi

Through his four decades of active work, Sadequain made hundreds of paintings, executed several murals …

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Book Covers by Fatah Halepoto:...

by Ayaz Jokhio

As often said and assuming that its true that an artist’s real identity is his …

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A Tea Party that Stained: An I...

by Varda Nisar

The idea of seeing a performance group from a collaborative based in Islamabad is as …

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Challenging Notions: Of Disrup...

by Hajra Haider Karrar

  Hajra Haider Karrar: How did an MBA lead to the inception of Gandhara Art …

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Tazeen Qayyum: The Anatomy of ...

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 wo...

by Sehr Jalil

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

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In Conversation With Dr. Henry...

by Veera Rustomji

In January 2017, Dr Henry Kim spoke at the FOMMA trust about the Aga Khan …

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The Maverick Of Social Change ...

by Zohreen Murtaza

There are many artists whose convictions and varied interests have been such that not only …

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The Ethical Artwork...

by Julius John Alam

I often wonder,  Why does man kill man? Here are some thoughts concerning the same: …

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Osman Khalid Waheed...

by Nour Aslam

Art is one of those rare forms of expression that can inspire passion in a …

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Afshar Malik- The Byronic Arti...

by Mariam Qureshi

The quest for love is the most crucial in art making. Finding love is more …

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Interview: Dr. Theres Rhode...

by ArtNow

ArtNow: Tell us about your work as a museum curator (e.g. your years of observing …

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Unver Shafi Khan – A Painter...

by Nusrat Khawaja

A visit to Unver Shafi Khan’s studio reveals a capacious, high-ceilinged room. Diffuse light enters …

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Ali Kazim: Ruins...

by Zahra Khan

“Each artist has his or her own magic – each has his or her own …

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Afshar Malik: The Amphitheatre...

by Zohreen Murtaza

Afshar Malik is a multifaceted artist who has had an impressive career that spans over …

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Naiza Khan: Alternative Art Sp...

by Hajra Haider Karrar

  Naiza Khan is a visual artist investigating corporeal and coastal geographies through sensory and …

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In Conversation with David Cha...

by Zohreen Murtaza

Zohreen Murtaza: I would like to ask you about your life before Pakistan, what prompted …

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All Must Toil For Freedom’s ...

by Sehr Jalil

My youngest cat, the one in the prime of her youth strides elegantly, pretending to …

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Projections of Transformity...

by Omer Wasim

Humans have always had a fascination with animals. Animals have power, bring us closer to …

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Jamil Naqsh: Art is a Way of L...

by Marjorie Husain

For Jamil Naqsh painting is a way of life. He is a man who has …

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Studio Visit: Amin Rehman R...

by Ali Adil Khan

The great philosopher Socrates in 399 B.C. said that “an unexamined life is not worth …

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The Man Who Grew His Own Wing:...

by Sehr Jalil

Sehr Jalil: Was observation the first alphabet of your ‘image-making’ or did imagination play a bigger …

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The Language of Building Bridg...

by Numair A. Abbasi

One of the rife discourses on art focalize on the question of art activism – …

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Naiza Khan: Between Reasonings...

by Sehr Jalil

Residency is rather a strange word – presumably it takes origin from residence… which means …

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The Possibilities of a Revelat...

by Zohreen Murtaza

  I am just a few minutes into an interview with acclaimed artist  and founder …

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Studio Visit: Rashid Arshed ...

by Ali Adil Khan

Rashid Arshed lives in Montclair, California – a quiet suburb of Los Angeles. From a …

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Unravelling the Conundrum of L...

by Zohreen Murtaza

The nod of deference. The soft, submissive acceptance. A profusion of polite thank yous. As …

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Moeen Faruqi...

by Veera Rustomji

As part of ‘Drawing Documents’ a four part series examining the multifaceted qualities in drawing, …

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Questioning Hierarchies and Co...

by Zohreen Murtaza

When I sit down to describe Masooma’s works, the list reads like a flippant dismissal …

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Munawar Ali Syed: The City as ...

by Artnow

Karachi, as an object of desire, continues to inspire artists to reimagine its varied spaces …

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Ehsan ul Haq – The Brico...

by Sehr Jalil

We sit on a sixth floor, small conference room with a close group of MA …

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Studio Visit: Shireen Kamran f...

by Ali Adil Khan

Montreal is well known for its numerous art galleries and museums, and at a point …

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Rashid Rana...

by Madyha Leghari

  It is difficult to say anything about Rashid Rana’s work that hasn’t previously been …

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Ghulam Mohammad – Jameel Pri...

by Zahra Khan

Talent and luck play an enormous role in the career of a successful artist, but …

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In Conversation with Bina Sark...

by Veera Rustomji

When a friend and I were asked by a colleague if we could show Bina …

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Studio Visit: Ruby Chishti in ...

by Ali Adil Khan

Ruby Chishti’s studio is located in an up and coming neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. …

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The Country of Last Things: Hu...

by ArtNow

‘The Country of Last Things: Huma Mulji in Conversation with Noorjehan Bilgrami’ took place at …

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In Conversation with Amin Gulg...

by Veera Rustomji

Veera Rustomji: For your recent show at Canvas Gallery, Zarmeene Shah’s supporting text indicated that …

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Sultan Ali Allana...

by Sameera Raja

As Chairman of Pakistan’s largest commercial bank, Sultan Ali Allana is considered to be a …

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As Bibi Shirini and other Pashto songs battle with roaring motorcycle engines in the semi-commercial …

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Studio Visit: Irfan Hasan...

by Sehr Jalil

Irfan and I were batch fellows at the National College of Arts, Lahore. He chose …

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Wahab Jaffer: In Profile...

by ArtNow

Wahab Jaffer, one of Pakistan’s most respected abstract artists, was born in Poona in 1941. …

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In Conversation with Amir Butt...

by Shanzay Subzwari

by Shanzay Subzwari A look into the seasoned art collector’s abode, where he displays his …

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“When you are in Mumbai, please do call my friend and go see her work”. …

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Basir Mahmood: Amassing Feathe...

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With residency after residency, Basir Mahmood (born 1985, Lahore) is thriving in the international art …

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Hameed Haroon...

by Aziz Sohail

In Pakistani publishing and media. and art and culture communities, the name of Hameed Haroon …

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In Conversation with Salima Ha...

by Farida Batool

Salima Hashmi is an acclaimed artist, writer and the Founding Dean of the School of …

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Bani Abidi: Journey of the Nar...

by Hajra Haider Karrar

The blue background with a portrait of the founder of the nation on the left …

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In Conversation with Amber Ham...

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Sehr Jalil Raja: Your work is almost centre stage to everyday life. Any childhood or …

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Studio Visit: Murree Museum Ar...

by Saba Khan

While driving up to Murree, the entire mountain thundered upon us. A torrential monsoon poured …

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Mohammad Ali Talpur: Line, Lan...

by Dua Abbas Rizvi

by Dua Abbas Rizvi In plays by Harold Pinter, the pause is where a lot …

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In Conversation with Muhammad ...

by Shanzay Subzwari

by Shanzay Subzwari Shanzay Subzwari: Hi Zeeshan, hope you’re well. You recently returned from your …

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In Conversation with Ayesha Zu...

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Ayesha Zulfiqar is an artist and art educator, recently returned after her post graduate studies …

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Lala Rukh: A Visual Synopsis...

by Sehr Jalil Raja

by Sehr Jalil Raja This is Lahore, 1982, and a group of fifteen jovial women …

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Mussarat Mirza: A Personal Acc...

by Quddus Mirza

by Quddus Mirza Once upon a time, in a far and small city, a child …

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In Conversation with Feroze Gu...

by ArtNow

by ArtNow ArtNow: Can you please talk about the Gujral Foundation, how the idea for …

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In Conversation with Rashid Ra...

by Madyha Leghari

by Madyha Leghari “My work is a negotiation between the actual and the remote. The …

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The Artist Visits the Artist...

by Natasha Jozi

by Natasha Jozi Yesterday, I planned to visit the studio of an artist – who …

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Sanki King: The Graffiti Artis...

by Shanzay Subzwari

by Shanzay Subzwari I always wanted to know how Pakistan’s pioneering graffiti artist came to …

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Naiza Khan and Sonya Battla: M...

by Simone Wille

Born in Bahawalpur in 1968, internationally acclaimed visual artist Naiza H. Khan studied at the …

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Studio Visit: Laila Rahman...

by Sehr Jalil Raja

by Sehr Jalil Raja Laila Rahman’s abode in DHA, Lahore is distinct and otherworldly – …

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The Body is Present: A Convers...

by Natasha Jozi

Creative process seeks evolution. It is admirable when artists willfully respond and converse with the …

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An Expansionist View: Amin Gul...

by Zarmeené Shah

Amin Gulgee and I spoke at length about his work as a sculptor a little …

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In Conversation with Iftikhar ...

by Aziz Sohail

Artist and scholar Iftikhar Dadi, who is associate professor in Cornell University’s Department of History …

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An Unfamiliar Space: Studio Vi...

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It was only in the fourth and last week of the residency that I got …

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In Conversation with Ambereen ...

by ArtNow

Ambreen Karamat has recently established White Turban, a company that deals with Pakistani art and …

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Rasheed Araeen...

by Aniqa Imran

Rasheed Araeen, born in 1935, is a London-based conceptual artist, writer, and curator. He graduated …

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Art Goes On: In Conversation W...

by Hajra Haider Karrar

Hajra Haider Karrar: Your marriage brought you to Pakistan. Soon you were well integrated into …

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Jalal Uddin Ahmed...

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Jalal Uddin Ahmed was born in Lucknow in 1925. He graduated with Honors in 1945 …

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Farewell to Imran Mir...

by ArtNow

Imran Mir was a unique person and painter in the world of Pakistani art. Not …

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Inspiration: Divine Interventi...

by Hajra Haider Karrar

Four young artists have been approached for this interview, whose works emerge from personal narratives …

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Studio Visit: Waseem Ahmed...

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As I stand outside a centrally located home in Johar Town, which acquires a personal …

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Interview with Mobina Zuberi...

by Aasim Akhtar

Interview with Mobina Zuberi – painter, art collector, and former gallery owner – conducted in …

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Confessions of an Art Collecto...

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In an exclusive meeting, Ms. G, the renowned art collector of this country, disclosed some …

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Studio Visit: Mohammad Ali Tal...

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On an offshoot of the hustling-bustling Waris Road, behind the Fatima Medical College Hostel, is …

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A Conversation with Wardha Sha...

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Wardha Shabbir is a Lahore-based miniature artist who recently undertook an Artist in Residence programme …

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Shahid Sajjad: The Non-conform...

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Shahid Sajjad: a man, an institution, beyond his Zeitgeist. He created his own language, made …

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Faiza Butt: “We can only liv...

by Zahra Khan

Faiza Butt is one of Pakistan’s most dynamic artists. Charismatic, passionate, and intelligent, she successfully …

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Studio Visit: Ali Azmat...

by Jahanzeb Haroon

Located in the barren Bridge Colony near the military cantonment of Lahore is an oasis …

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In Conversation with Lavinia F...

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AN Italian Art, like the Indian Art, precedes and predates the political/national states of Italy …

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Anwar Maqsood: The Man of Mult...

by ArtNow

During the condolence meeting for BM in Karachi, every speaker took the opportunity to talk …

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Lighting the Fire: Interview w...

by Cosima Brand

Naeem Pasha is a living treasure in the Pakistani art world; a Renaissance man who …

Wahab Jaffer is a renowned artist & an art collector in his own rights.

Studio Visit: An Hour with Wah...

by Veera Rustomji

“These were taken out from my grandson’s room; they were too old apparently.” Carefully placing …

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Landscapes of Ethereal Light...

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Zarmina Bakhtiar is warm and gregarious, with a personable, open demeanour. We first meet in …

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Studio Visit: Nadia Khawaja...

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In 1932 sculptor Janet De Coux apprenticed with James Earle Fraser. In a letter from …

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Beautiful and Grotesque: In Co...

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Haajra Haider Karrar: When did you first realize that you want to pursue art? Tell …

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In Conversation With Afshar Ma...

by Madyha Leghari

Afshar Malik (b. 1955, Bahawalpur) has had a long and illustrious career in the arts. …

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Interview with Shireen Kamran...

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Aziz Sohail: Tell me a bit about your path to becoming an artist Shireen Kamran: I started …

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Amin Rehman: A Subversive Scri...

by Dua Abbas Rizvi

‘He had been taught that language was essentially inadequate, that it could never speak what …

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Studio Visit: Pietro Ruffo...

by Lavinia Filippi

In the heart of San Lorenzo’s neighbourhood in Rome, a pasta factory was transformed into …

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Visit: Aisha Khalid...

by Sehr Jalil Raja

Her CV is kept in the last page of my diary; I’ve let the load …

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In Conversation with Imran Mir...

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Haajra Haider Karrar: When did you realize your interest in art? What made you decide to …

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Studio Visit: Ayaz Jokhio...

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Many of you may already be acquainted with Ayaz Jokhio’s workspace. It is tucked away …

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A Life with Earth: Sheherezade...

by Ilona Yusuf

So from this clay-and-nothing, color and oil glaze, I Can again strike sparks…’ (from Hasan the …

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In Conversation with Akbar Naq...

by Hajra Haider Karrar

Hajra Haider Karrar: According to your qualifications, you have a PHD in English literature, yet …

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Interview with Rashid Arshad...

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An interview with Rashid Arshad, the calligraphic artist and former principal of Central Institute of …

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Studio Visit: Imran Channa...

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“I stretch an idea as much as I can, explore all corners of possibilities until …

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Shahkaar – In Conversati...

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As we flock around her right after our final MA Visual Arts First Year Juries …

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Amra Ali: Taking a Leap of Fai...

by Hajra Haider Karrar

HH: The proposal is found in the absence of a project brief. In your curatorial …

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Sana Arjumand: Peeling Away th...

by Cosima Brand

Sana Arjumand’s studio is light-filled. It hits you as you climb the stairs from her …

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Noorjehan Bilgrami: The Avant-...

by Rabeya Jalil

Noorjehan Bilgrami in her Sri Lanka studio. A painter, textile designer, gallery owner, entrepreneur, curator, …

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Studio Visit: Afshaar Malik...

by Dua Abbas Rizvi

On entering Afshaar’s Malik studio in Lahore, I was shown into a very crowded room. …

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A Metal Playground: Visiting A...

by Seher Naveed

No one, other than his assistants, are allowed inside Amin Gulgee’s workshop. It is his …

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In Conversation with Meher Afr...

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Hajra Haider: Your life is divided in two very distinct chapters; being a student in …

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In Conversation with Durriya K...

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ArtNow: How and when did you decide to become an artist? Durriya Qazi: There was …

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Interview: Mohammad Ali Talpur...

by Dua Abbas Rizvi

Dua Abbas Rizvi: Tell us a little about the transition from your earlier work to …

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Roohi S. Ahmed...

by ArtNow

Roohi Ahmed is presently pursuing her Masters degree in Fne Art from College of Fine …

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Talha Rathore...

by ArtNow

Talha Rathore, born 1970, Gujranwala, Pakistan received a Bachelors of Fine Art from National College …

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Words, Shapes, and Color...

by Brett Bourbon

Words, Shapes, and Color I once wrote a poem called “The Fate of Seeming.” Simeen …

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Salima Hashmi: Multiple Views...

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In our art world, Salima Hashmi has moved from being a person to a phenomenon. …

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In Conversation with Shilpa Gu...

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EXPERIMENTS IN SPACE Imran Mir works in a large, light-filled open studio. The studio walls …

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Hasnat Mehmood talks to ArtNow about why he oscillates between various art forms and why …

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In the domain of visual arts, the definition of the term ‘medium’ has always been …

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RM Naeem attained his BFA from National College of Arts, Lahore in 1993 and subsequently …

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ArtNow: How is the miniature in your paintings perceived by viewers in the west? I …

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Ahmed Ali Manganhar...

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Ahmed Ali Manganhar was born in Tando Allahyar and studied at the National College of …

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Lubna Agha...

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Aasim Akhtar was fortunate enough to interview Lubna Agha before she passed away. This was …

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Naiza H. Khan studied art at the Wimbledon School of Art, and later, whilst at …

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Seher Shah...

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Seher Shah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode …

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Seher Shah received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode …

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Muhammad Zeeshan...

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Muhammad Zeeshan is a young but established artist who entered the Miniature Department at National …

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Qasim Riza Shaheen...

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Once upon a time in a distant land I was a boy who danced in …

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Ruby Chishti discusses elements of her visual vocabulary and talks of her take on feminism. …

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Mian Ijaz-ul-Hassan is a painter who has always worked against the grain, generating massive controversies …

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Nusra Latif Qureshi is a neo-miniaturist trained at the National College of Arts, Lahore. She …

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Saira Ansari talks to Vidha Saumya, an Indian artist who came to study at BNU …

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The kooky Indian girl who once...

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Saira Ansari talks to Vidha Saumya, an Indian artist who came to study at BNU …

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ArtNow talks to Rashid Arshed, artist and former Principal CIAC about art past and art …

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Saira Ansari talks to Vidha Saumya, an Indian artist who came to study at BNU …

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Adeela Suleman...

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As Bibi Shirini and other Pashto songs battle with roaring motorcycle engines in the semi-commercial …

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Moeen Faruqi: Visceral Encount...

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Asma Mundrawala: Let’s begin by talking about your imagery. Who are these people in your …

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ArtNow: The idea of entomology is an integral part of your oeuvre. What does it …

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Huma Bhabha...

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Huma Bhabha was born in 1962 in Karachi, Pakistan, and currently lives and works in …

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Irfan Hasan...

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ArtNow: Why did you choose to become a miniature artist? Was it the tempting ‘bandwagon’? …

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Khalil Chishtee...

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ArtNow: One of the most significant responses to your work is an overriding darkness and …

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Moeen Faruqi remains one of the most stubbornly unclassifiable of contemporary artists. However vividly the …

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Of Beards and Bodies...

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by ArtNow It has taken far too much time for the art world to wake …

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Adeel uz Zafar...

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by ArtNow ArtNow: There seems to be a hiatus of about eight years between the …

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The Unkind Truth...

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by Aasim Akhtar When the entrepreneurial artist Umer Butt founded Grey Noise in 2008, as …

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Narratives of the Absurd...

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Bani Abidi trained in painting and printmaking at National College of Arts, Lahore, but her …