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Ecology- Karachi Bienniale – November 2019



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Letter from the Editor
In Focus
Without Permission
The Creation of the Archive: KB as phenomenon
Photo Essay
Karachi Biennale 2019
Profiles
Sacha Kagan on art’s role in environmental sustainability
Zain Mustafa: Demanding the Rights of Karachi
In conversation with Mariah Lookman
Percolating the Politics of (Mis)Representation – Nilofur Farrukh
Reviews
Highlighting the environment- KB19, Karachi Zoo & VM Art gallery
Opinion Knowledge & Truth: Knowing to transform at 12.0 Contemporary
Karachi Biennale 2019: Spotlight at the Environmental via Sculptures and Archiving – Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim & IVS gallery
Bringing ecology to focus, KB19 – NED and Frere Hall
On a Carousel of Time
Book Review: Consolidating Karachi with Biennale  
Banal Phrases and Lost Meaning
The BP Portrait Award (London 2019)  
Becoming a Woman
EDITORIAL
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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

Welcome readers to the November 2019 issue of ArtNow, where we weigh in on the …

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Letter from the Editor

by Quddus Mirza

  One is not sure how long the institution of biennale would last, but one …

IN FOCUS
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Without Permission

by Hurmat Ul Ain

  In Saadat Hasan Manto’s short story, ‘Beghair Ijaazat’ (Without Permission), the protagonist finds himself …

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The Creation of the Archive: KB as phenomenon

by Zarmeene Shah and Zeerak Ahmed

ZS: This is a strange position to be in – and a strangely difficult one …

Photo Essay
Profiles
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Sacha Kagan on art’s role in environmental sustainability

by Maheen Aziz

  Sacha Kagan is an independent researcher in the transdisciplinary field of arts and (un) …

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Zain Mustafa: Demanding the Rights of Karachi

by Nimra Khan

Zain Mustafa is an architect and interior designer with a passion for animal rights and …

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In conversation with Mariah Lookman

by Jovita Alvares

Mariah Lookman is an artist, researcher and curator, and holds holds a DPhil from the University …

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Percolating the Politics of (Mis)Representation – Nilofur Farrukh

by Numair A. Abbasi

“A cultural interventionist is anyone who comes from a more proactive space and aspires to …

Reviews
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Highlighting the environment- KB19, Karachi Zoo & VM Art gallery

by Sara Yawar

The Second Karachi Biennale was inaugurated on the 26th of October, 2019 at Bagh Ibne …

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Opinion Knowledge & Truth: Knowing to transform at 12.0 Contemporary

by Nahya Jehanghir Khan

In the last few years, many art galleries in Islamabad have been forced to either …

Amin Gulgee, Impossible Growth, 2019, copper, steel, iron, and mirror 543x43x45 cm (photo by Nageen Shaikh)

Karachi Biennale 2019: Spotlight at the Environmental via Sculptures and Archiving – Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim & IVS gallery

by Nageen Shaikh

“…I am looking at the public and my curation is in relation to this nuanced …

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Bringing ecology to focus, KB19 – NED and Frere Hall

by Sanya Hussain

In the midst of the global climatic catastrophe that is upon us, the Karachi Biennale …

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On a Carousel of Time

by Schezré Syed

When F. Scott Fitzgerald spoke about the human condition, he took its relationship with time …

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Book Review: Consolidating Karachi with Biennale  

by Fatima Ghulam  

  The remarkable success of Karachi Biennale 17, is repeated, again, in the form of …

Aisha Khalid Conversation I, Video Installation 2001

Banal Phrases and Lost Meaning

by Nageen Shaikh

  The act of creating contemporary art has challenged set norms of image making. Indian …

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The BP Portrait Award (London 2019)  

by Shireen Ikramullah Khan

  Portraiture is, without any doubt, one of the most important categories in history of …

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Becoming a Woman

by Ammara Jabbar

To occupy,  to salivate,  to satiate,      to claim, reclaim, to bequeath, to retain, maintain, …