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Humans and Other Species



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Letter from Editor in Chief
Editorial
In Focus
Consorting with the Four-Legged
Depictions of the Dragon in an early Islamic astrological manuscript
Hermann Nitsch: Sacrifice and the Crises of Performance Art
Photo Essay
DXB Zoo
Profiles
All Must Toil For Freedom’s Sake
Projections of Transformity
Jamil Naqsh: Art is a Way of Life
Reviews
Ibtidaa
Open Presence
Out of Focus: Chasing a Lost Legacy
Re-Looking at Pictures
Between Pedagogic Spaces and the Spaces of Exhibition : Taking a Note of The Pre-Students’ Biennale 2016 Activities at work.
The Dressing Room
Lessons Drawn on Endurance
Kairos
Utopia
EDITORIAL
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Letter from Editor in Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

This month marks ArtNow’s 5th Anniversary, further cementing our presence as a literary oeuvre for …

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Editorial

by Quddus Mirza

Man is usually described a social animal, but whether one follows that definition or not, …

IN FOCUS
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Consorting with the Four-Legged

by Dua Abbas Rizvi

I recently chanced upon a new addition to my mother’s vast, personal library – a …

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Depictions of the Dragon in an early Islamic astrological manuscript

by Zahra Khan

Similar to today’s contemporary culture, pictorial representations in early Islamic manuscripts and literature were highly …

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Hermann Nitsch: Sacrifice and the Crises of Performance Art

by Julius John Alam

Animals have been depicted in art for some 40,000 years. Starting with Paleolithic cave paintings …

Photo Essay
Profiles
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All Must Toil For Freedom’s Sake

by Sehr Jalil

My youngest cat, the one in the prime of her youth strides elegantly, pretending to …

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Projections of Transformity

by Omer Wasim

Humans have always had a fascination with animals. Animals have power, bring us closer to …

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Jamil Naqsh: Art is a Way of Life

by Marjorie Husain

For Jamil Naqsh painting is a way of life. He is a man who has …

Reviews
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Ibtidaa

by Osama Khalid

Green Day etched their name in music history with the famous “Wake me up when …

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Open Presence

by Fatima Nadeem

Abstract art was brought into the limelight by Koel Gallery with Ayesha Quraishi’s solo show …

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Out of Focus: Chasing a Lost Legacy

by Numair A. Abbasi

European paintings from its historic movements are often discussed for its theatrics and the creation …

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Re-Looking at Pictures

by Sehrish Rafique Malik

Not many artists, art critics or even writers in our society are familiar with Robert …

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The Dressing Room

by Shameen Arshad

A room is nothing but the reflection of the life residing within it. A space …

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Lessons Drawn on Endurance

by Numair A. Abbasi

The dynamics between an ustad and shaghird transcends the prism of academia; the close rapport …

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Kairos

by Ammara Jabbar

The art of time-keeping in itself is instinctively primal. The need to calibrate the extent …

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Utopia

by Ammara Jabbar

The tendency possessed by anything suggestively utopian is the precedent it sets; the success of …