May 2018

Geometry May 2018



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Letter from the Editor
Letter from the Guest Editor
In Focus
Chaos in order
The Grids before Modernism
Photo Essay
Geometry
Profiles
Meher Afroze  
THE SENSORIUM OF SURREAL SPACES | A CONVERSATION WITH WARDA SHABBIR  
Reviews
The Path of Solitude
OUTSIDERS
Prologue-Epilogue
Do you hear the music?
Yeh Pyaara Parcham | Muhammad Zeeshan
Transisition of Tradition
In spite of all evidence
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I Worship Not Work
The Boys’ Playground by Arif Mahmood
Bijli, Pani Aur Gas
BODY LANGUAGE
TO EXPRESS SURPRISE, BUT NOT BAFFLEMENT- SVAD DEGREE SHOW
DARK MATTER
Book Review | “33 Artists in 3 Acts”
Work and Worship | ‘Dance of Dualities’ by Sayeda M Habib
Sulah
YOURS TRULY
Muse Mansion
EDITORIAL
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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

  Welcome to the May 2018 issue of ArtNow. This month we bring our focus …

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Letter from the Editor

by Quddus Mirza

  An artist, like early inhabitants of planet earth, starts the course of his vision …

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Letter from the Guest Editor

by Aftab Tapal

My life has always been associated with art in some way or the other. I …

IN FOCUS
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Chaos in order

by Syed Faisal Sajjad

      The purpose of this essay is not to trace the origin and …

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The Grids before Modernism

by Ali Raza

  A line is a dot that went for a walk, Paul Klee’s definition is …

Photo Essay
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Geometry

by Jehanzeb Haroon

The father of modern science, Galileo Galilei, said: “Mathematics is the language in which God …

Profiles
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Meher Afroze  

by ArtNow

    An artist is like a diamond, with different dimensions. A teacher, a mentor, …

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THE SENSORIUM OF SURREAL SPACES | A CONVERSATION WITH WARDA SHABBIR  

by Zohreen Murtaza

    In A.S Byatt’s “The Children’s Book” Olive Wellwood a writer of children’s books …

Reviews
Wardha Shabbir, Makhmas II, 29.7 cm x 21 cm, Gouache on Acid Free Paper, 2018

The Path of Solitude

by Veera Rustomji

  When artists venture into written poetry or literature, we can’t help but wonder and …

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OUTSIDERS

by Dania Shah Khan

  ‘Outsiders’ opened on the 16th of April at the Amin Gulgee Gallery. The Goethe-Insitut …

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Prologue-Epilogue

by Jovita Alvares, Artnow

A metropolis like no other, Karachi has long been a source of inspiration for many. …

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Do you hear the music?

by Numair A. Abbasi

that pungent hint of madness. that little bit of abandon. In the Leviathan, English philosopher …

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Yeh Pyaara Parcham | Muhammad Zeeshan

by Shanzay Subzwari

  Muhammad Zeeshan is an artist known to subvert, question and reimagine how we see …

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Transisition of Tradition

by Sabeen Ahsan

Anushka Rustomjee and Marjan Baniasadi put a spotlight on the ‘Transition of traditions.’ With their …

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In spite of all evidence

by Numair A. Abbasi

  “This is how people behave when their dailiness is destroyed, when for a few …

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by Ammara Jabbar

Following the slippery contours of alphabets, craning and unfurling, they become visual orators of a …

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I Worship Not Work

by Shanal Kazi

  ‘Dance of Dualities’ by Syeda M Habib at the Canvas Gallery, Karachi     The …

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The Boys’ Playground by Arif Mahmood

by Maha Minhaj

  The celebrated photographer Arif Mehmood’s work has traversed various moods in the arc of …

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Bijli, Pani Aur Gas

by Ammara Jabbar

Weighed with contextual implications, the hierarchy pertaining to the allocation and consumption of natural resources …

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BODY LANGUAGE

by Saulat Ajmal

  Moving through time, speaking to mythology and creating a new sense of reality, is …

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TO EXPRESS SURPRISE, BUT NOT BAFFLEMENT- SVAD DEGREE SHOW

by Faizaan Ahab

The Mariam Dawood School of Visual Art and Design (SVAD) at Beaconhouse National University (BNU) …

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DARK MATTER

by Faiza Habib

  Standing in front of a wall layered with black and grey strokes, one wonders …

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Book Review | “33 Artists in 3 Acts”

by Dua Abbas Rizvi  

The title of Sarah Thornton’s second book on (or exposé of) the art world – …

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Work and Worship | ‘Dance of Dualities’ by Sayeda M Habib

by Shanal Kazi

  The modern age makes it almost inevitable that any connection to our own sprit …

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Sulah

by Samar F. Zia

  Sulah, an exhibition curated by Alia Bilgrami, at the National Gallery (PNCA), Islamabad, boasts …

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YOURS TRULY

by Faiza Habib

  In eastern cultures manuscripts have always been treated as a significant heritage due to …

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Muse Mansion

by Sana Kazi

  The Mansion Art Residency, in Lahore, held its second grand residency this year with …