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April 2014 Contemporary Art and Its Audience



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
EDITORIAL APRIL 2014
Editorial
In Focus
Lights, Camera, Smile!
Parde Mein Rehne Do, Parda Na Uthao: Opacity and The Refusal To Represent In Contemporary Artworks In Karachi
New Voices in Art
Photo Essay
Art: A Photographic Paradise
Profiles
In Conversation with Imran Mir
Reviews
Book Review — Right to the City: Travel Guide to Karachi
TalhaRathore’s recent collection at Chawkandi Gallery
Mehmood Hassan Rumi: A Retrospective
Ascension: New Works By Sana Arjumand
The Jameel Prize
Safarnama
The Art of Painting: Fatima Munir
Art Dubai 2014 at a Glance
Singapore Biennale 2013 : If the World Changed
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EDITORIAL APRIL 2014

by Fawzia Naqvi

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

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Editorial

by Quddus Mirza

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

IN FOCUS
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Lights, Camera, Smile!

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it is a familiar scene. An exhibition is opening. Another in the turnover of exhibition …

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Parde Mein Rehne Do, Parda Na Uthao: Opacity and The Refusal To Represent In Contemporary Artworks In Karachi

by Zahra Malkani

opacity for everyone.” Edouard Glissant, Poetics of Relation “The veil was worn because tradition demanded …

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New Voices in Art

by Saira Sheikh

[N.B. The following essay contains some assumptions, and many generalizations; it is based on my …

Photo Essay
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Art: A Photographic Paradise

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Art and its space have always amused me. I am obsessed about people and their …

Profiles
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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 …

Reviews
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Book Review — Right to the City: Travel Guide to Karachi

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In 1968, French philosopher Henri Lefebvre published Le Droit à la Ville (The Right to the City), in …

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TalhaRathore’s recent collection at Chawkandi Gallery

by Talha Rathore

Within the scope of traditional commissioned miniatures, much of the paintings shared a poignant dialogue …

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Mehmood Hassan Rumi: A Retrospective

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Many eyes meet yours, evade yours, seek out distance and yet, are unquestionably aware of …

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Ascension: New Works By Sana Arjumand

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Sana Arjumand had a busy 2013, with exhibition in Sydney, Karachi, Dubai and Mumbai, but …

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The Jameel Prize

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In her 1991 study of the history of Islamic art, British scholar and curator Barbara …

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Safarnama

by Aziz Sohail

At the peak of Islamic power, armies from Arabia traveled across what would later become …

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The Art of Painting: Fatima Munir

by Madiha Sikander

The Art of Painting, also known as The Allegory of Painting was painted by Dutch …

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Art Dubai 2014 at a Glance

by Gayatri Rangachari Shah

The eighth edition of Art Dubai, the Middle East’s most important contemporary art fair took …

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Singapore Biennale 2013 : If the World Changed

by Durriya Dohadwala

When Singapore hosted its first biennale in 2006, it received mixed reviews. The city state …