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February 2014 Creating Karachi



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Editorial
Letter from the Editor in Chief
In Focus
Global Villagers: Three Comments on a Certain Invisibility
Photo Essay
Shimmering in the Dark
Profiles
In Conversation with Akbar Naqvi
Interview with Rashid Arshad
Studio Visit: Imran Channa
Reviews
In the Weeds
The Tri-Polar Show
Landscapes as Souls
Julius John
The Promised Land
MADE-MAD IN KARACHI
EDITORIAL
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Editorial

by Quddus Mirza

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

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Letter from the Editor in Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

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

IN FOCUS
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Global Villagers: Three Comments on a Certain Invisibility

by Adnan Madani

Is it possible to extricate contemporary art from the contemporary city? I do not mean, …

Photo Essay
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Shimmering in the Dark

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What of those who don’t get the pristine white walls, the chapel like silence to …

Profiles
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In Conversation with Akbar Naqvi

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 …

Reviews
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In the Weeds

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The recently opened solo show titled ‘Weeds’ at Canvas Gallery has been support by renowned …

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The Tri-Polar Show

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“Echoes of Polarity” is the title of the latest group-show of the online gallery MyArtWorld, …

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Landscapes as Souls

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‘The Weight of Things’ – well worth the wait. After a series of critically acclaimed …

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Julius John

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It took a few moments for me to realize that this was it. The gallery …

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The Promised Land

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If, upon arriving at the Lahore airport, you find yourself playing an unwitting part in …

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MADE-MAD IN KARACHI

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Initially, when one doesn’t find the noun that usually follows the word ‘mad’; one wonders …