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January 2016 Size Matters

Adeela Suleman, Dream of Carnage, 2015. Ceramic plates with enamel paint, hardener, and lacquer. Courtesy the artist.



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
In Focus
Questions of Scale
Does Scale Matter?
Photo Essay
The road, again.
Profiles
Sultan Ali Allana
Adeela Suleman
Reviews
Reflections of Peace
Other Histories
Book Review: Sadeqain and the Culture of Enlightenment
Language and Image – A Love Affair
Jamaa Zarb Taqseem
Karachi University Thesis Show
In Conversation with Mona Naqsh
Mythologies of the Oppressed
Alif the Unseen
Beyond Questions
Glazed: Heera Khan
EDITORIAL
IN FOCUS
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Questions of Scale

by Zarmeené Shah

With artworks getting bigger and new, huge spaces for the showing of works becoming more …

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Does Scale Matter?

by Natasha Jozi

Let’s talk about scale. One hundred and seventy-five pounds of candy in Untitled (Portrait of …

Photo Essay
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The road, again.

by Lali Khalid

Encompassing, passing This vastness. Surrounded by the fog. Disappearing. Will the circle stop being round? …

Profiles
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Sultan Ali Allana

by Sameera Raja

As Chairman of Pakistan’s largest commercial bank, Sultan Ali Allana is considered to be a …

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Adeela Suleman

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As Bibi Shirini and other Pashto songs battle with roaring motorcycle engines in the semi-commercial …

Reviews
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Reflections of Peace

by Sana Kazi

Mohammad Ali Talpur’s work deals with the matters of the heart and not with the …

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Other Histories

by Faryal Ahsan

One of Pakistan’s most prestigious artists: Amin Rehman’s exhibition titled “Other Histories” was inaugurated at …

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Book Review: Sadeqain and the Culture of Enlightenment

by ArtNow

In the age of load-shedding (or load management) of electricity in Pakistan, the meanings of …

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Language and Image – A Love Affair

by Sehr Jalil Raja

Conversation is a two way road – an exchange, privilege and necessity which we the …

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Jamaa Zarb Taqseem

by Shameen Arshad

There is nothing more devastating than the loss of the innocent. Pakistan, as a nation …

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Karachi University Thesis Show

by Munira Abbas

Art rooted in Psychology, KU final year graduates worked with theme delving in memories, traumas, …

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In Conversation with Mona Naqsh

by Varda Nisar

Mona Naqsh took her formal training from her father Jamil Naqsh, the legendary artist of …

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Mythologies of the Oppressed

by Madiha Sikander

Artists do not create contexts; they work within them. Context is the intricate circumstances in …

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Alif the Unseen

by Amina Ejaz

Instead of going to a gallery this time to review an exhibition, I chose cyberspace …

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Beyond Questions

by Abi Tariq

The act of putting together an exhibition is the scripting of a performance; the aesthetic …

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Glazed: Heera Khan

by Shameem Arshad

We all recognize the phony faces that look back at us from Hera Khan’s pieces. …