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September 2014 Contemporary Traditions

Artwork by Nusra Latif Qureshi, courtesy of the artist.



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Editorial
In Focus
Encounters with the Miniature in Pakistan: A Train of Thought
No Exit from Pakistan
Photo Essay
Profiles
A Conversation with Wardha Shabbir
Shahid Sajjad: The Non-conformist Guru – The Freethinking Maestro – The Passionate Soul
Reviews
Book Review – Man Ray: Self-Portrait
Still Painting
Unraveling the Tamasha
Henri Matisse: Cut-Outs at the Tate Modern
A-Visual
The Constructed Abstraction of Imagery
EDITORIAL
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Editorial

by Quddus Mirza

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

IN FOCUS
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Encounters with the Miniature in Pakistan: A Train of Thought

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It was 2009 when I was first introduced to the Neo-Miniature in Pakistan. I was …

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No Exit from Pakistan

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In May 2013, The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi, opened on The Iris and B. …

Photo Essay
Profiles
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A Conversation with Wardha Shabbir

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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-conformist Guru – The Freethinking Maestro – The Passionate Soul

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

Reviews
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Book Review – Man Ray: Self-Portrait

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As a student perfunctorily leafing through art history, I would always find myself pausing over …

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Still Painting

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Inaam Zafar’s work consists of paintings of stills from a lesser-known and under-rated film from …

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Unraveling the Tamasha

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Most of us enjoy art because of the engaging personality present in the work; as …

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Henri Matisse: Cut-Outs at the Tate Modern

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“From the moment I held the box of colours in my hands”, Henri Matisse said …

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A-Visual

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Satrang Gallery’s latest exhibition, ‘A-Visual’, is an interesting journey into our perceptions and assumptions around …

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The Constructed Abstraction of Imagery

by Aniqa Imran

Faiza Butt’s show at Canvas Gallery titled ‘The Image of an Image’ is a cultural …