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May 2014 Diaspora



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Editorial
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In Focus
The Return of the Diaspora: Some Scattered Remarks
Photo Essay
Between, Across and Through
Profiles
Interview with Shireen Kamran
Amin Rehman: A Subversive Scribe
Studio Visit: Pietro Ruffo
Visit: Aisha Khalid
Reviews
Book Review – Rasheed Araeen: To the West With Love
Miniature Paintings
When I Wake Up In The Morning
Displacement Anxieties
Reverberating Sounds Echo Through the Desert
Basir Mahmood: Three Works
Other Spaces
EDITORIAL
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Editorial

by Quddus Mirza

Historically the word Diaspora was employed for Jews living outside the Promised Land, but in …

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EDITORIAL FN

by Fawzia Naqvi

The Islamabad Literature Festival, like the Karachi Literature Festival, has been expanding over the last …

IN FOCUS
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The Return of the Diaspora: Some Scattered Remarks

by Adnan Madani

“Diasporist art is contradictory at its heart, being both internationalist and particularist. It can be …

Photo Essay
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Between, Across and Through

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This work is about following. I follow myself with a camera, and frame where I …

Profiles
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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 Scribe

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 …

Reviews
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Book Review – Rasheed Araeen: To the West With Love

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The book The Triumph of Icarus is a compilation of essays based on the “Life and Arts …

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Miniature Paintings

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Miniature painting is one of the few vehicles of Indo-Pak art forms that makes it …

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When I Wake Up In The Morning

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A recent exhibition of two well established artists, Nurayah Sheikh and Rabeya Jalil, drew upon original …

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Displacement Anxieties

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Too often we underestimate the power of place in our lives. The sense of belonging it …

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Reverberating Sounds Echo Through the Desert

by Rabeya Jalil

Identity has an impact on politics, economy, culture and the arts. The Sindh art show …

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Basir Mahmood: Three Works

by Aziz Sohail

Basir Mahmood, a graduate of the Beaconhouse National University, is the most recent graduate of …

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Other Spaces

by Madyha Leghari

In darkened rooms at Taseer Art Gallery, Uzair Amjad, Zaineb Siddique and Ahmed Faizan Naveed …