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December 2015 Recollections

Irfan Hasan, The Young Greeks attending a Cock Fight – After Jean Leon Gerome 2015 Opaque Water Colour on Paper 96.5 x 248.9 cm. (38 x 98 in.)



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
In Focus
Collecting, Destroying,Accelerating
On the Need for a Public Art Collection
Photo Essay
Rescued Art
Profiles
Studio Visit: Irfan Hasan
Wahab Jaffer: In Profile
In Conversation with Amir Butt
Reviews
An Analogy of Wit and Simplicity
Rosy Dreams With High Walls
My Tales, Your Tales: Tall Tales to Tell
Influx
Art_Textiles at the Whitworth, Manchester
Sensory Spices
Pretty Gritty
Dubai’s Got Designs On The World: The Inaugural Dubai Design Week
Book Review: The Portraits of John Berger
EDITORIAL
IN FOCUS
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Collecting, Destroying,Accelerating

by Adnan Madani

Collecting, Destroying, Accelerating 1. In a famous early work, the Chinese artist and dissident Ai …

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On the Need for a Public Art Collection

by Aziz Sohail

A 2013 visit to the National Museum of Pakistan in Karachi revealed an uncomfortable sight. …

Photo Essay
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Rescued Art

by Jamal Ashiqain

It all starts under a temporary roof of randomly stitched pieces of discarded fabric stretched …

Profiles
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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 …

Reviews
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An Analogy of Wit and Simplicity

by Shireen Ikramullah Khan

“Art does not reproduce what we see. It makes us see” – Paul Klee Paul …

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Rosy Dreams With High Walls

by Madyha Leghari

Saba Khan’s canvases are barely visible. Quietly embedded under the heady and heavy materials she …

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My Tales, Your Tales: Tall Tales to Tell

by Amina Ejaz

In the twentieth-century American poetess Muriel Rukeyser’s view, “the universe is made up of stories, …

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Influx

by Sana Kazi

Refugees from across the world are stranded at eastern European borders as a result of …

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Art_Textiles at the Whitworth, Manchester

by Dr. Melanie Miller

‘Art_Textiles’ at the Whitworth in Manchester is a long overdue exhibition putting work made from textiles …

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Sensory Spices

by Shameen Arshad

‘Sensory Spices’ – an apt name for the show on display at My Art World, Islamabad in November. …

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Pretty Gritty

by Madiha Sikander

Artists think many things when making their work. Many of them become apparent in their …

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Dubai’s Got Designs On The World: The Inaugural Dubai Design Week

by Zarmeené Shah

The first edition of the Dubai Design Week, taking place from 26-31 October 2015, was …

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Book Review: The Portraits of John Berger

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Perhaps it was in his essay on photography or portraits that John Berger pointed out …