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Inside The Artist’s Mind



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Letter from the Editor
Guest Editor
In Focus
Notes on the Artist’s Mind
Photo Essay
A Walk with Dada
Profiles
In conversation with Sumaira Tazeen
In Conversation with Sajjad Ahmed
In Conversation with Riffat Alvi
Just Hang me on the Wall, I Will Show you How to Dance!
Sumaya Durrani- the Unbridled Silence of an Enraptured Soul
Danish Ahmed- CONSUMED
Inside the mind of Abdullah M I Syed
Reviews
Seeing and being seen
A deep dive in a beauty pool
Closer than you think…
Rioting to Life
Nirgun Maala-Koel Gallery
I have to tell you a story.
Unfinished Conversations with Lahore
Tearing Apart the Envelope
Retrospective: Kinetic Painting- Carolee Schneemann at MoMA PS1
Sight Specific – Mohammad Ali Talpur in London
BOOK REVIEW: THREE BIG B’S  
Five Selfish Dreamers in London
London Calling, of Art Fairs and Pakistani Art
ANATOMY OF AN INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE
Home 1947
EDITORIAL
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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

  Welcome to the February 2018 issue of ArtNow, “Inside the Artist’s Mind”, where we …

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Letter from the Editor

by Quddus Mirza

  “Only my master knows what my master is thinking”: spoke the servant of Simon …

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Guest Editor

by Ali Naqvi

    The $450mn paid for the recently sold painting of Leonardo da Vinci, which …

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Notes on the Artist’s Mind

by Omer Wasim

  It is difficult to decipher or talk about what goes on inside an artist’s …

Photo Essay
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A Walk with Dada

by Zoila Solomon

  Dear Dada,   I remember patiently waiting for the clock to strike 4.30pm. I …

Profiles
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In conversation with Sumaira Tazeen

by Jovita Alvares, Artnow

Pakistani born artist, Sumaira Tazeen received her BFA in Miniature Painting in 1996 from the …

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In Conversation with Sajjad Ahmed

by Ammara Jabbar

  Sajjad Ahmed has participated in several solo and group exhibitions, in Pakistan and internationally. …

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In Conversation with Riffat Alvi

by Noor Ahmed

Artnow’s Noor Ahmed in conversation with Riffat Alvi about the artist’s expanding and evolving journey. …

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Just Hang me on the Wall, I Will Show you How to Dance!

by Zohreen Murtaza  

  In the poem “I Would Like to be a Dot in a Painting by …

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Sumaya Durrani- the Unbridled Silence of an Enraptured Soul

by Saira Danish Ahmed

  I remember seeing Sumaya Durrani’s lithographs while I was a student of art in …

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Danish Ahmed- CONSUMED

by Faiza Habib

Modern art redefined reasons for producing art, thus, changing the role of art and the …

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Inside the mind of Abdullah M I Syed

by Maheen Aziz, Artnow

  Dr. Abdullah M. I. Syed is a renowned Pakistani-born contemporary artist and designer working …

Reviews

Seeing and being seen

by Maheen Aziz, Artnow

  A group show of National College of Arts (NCA) graduates, titled “Seeing and Being …

A deep dive in a beauty pool

by Maheen Aziz, Artnow

  The first thing that is noticed in humans is their face and, then other …

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Closer than you think…

by Jovita Alvares, Artnow

  Have you ever tried to educe a memory? Is it absolutely accurate, beginning to …

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Rioting to Life

by Saira Danish Ahmed, Artnow

    A popular and prevalent backdrop in Karachi the Bougainvillea rampages across the metropolis …

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Nirgun Maala-Koel Gallery

by Rabia S. Akhtar

  Lifeless forms; beads, paper, gossamer thread, perhaps may exist merely as props in an …

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I have to tell you a story.

by Maha Minhaj

  Nayyirah Waheed recently tweeted:   “..when there is an old intimacy… with new friends.” …

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Unfinished Conversations with Lahore

by Sabeen Ahsan

Nashmia Haroon’s solo exhibition ‘Unfinished Conversations with Lahore’ at Rohtas 2 showcased works in the …

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Tearing Apart the Envelope

by Varda Nisar

  The question of identity is nothing new –all of us have asked this question …

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Retrospective: Kinetic Painting- Carolee Schneemann at MoMA PS1

by Nageen Shaikh

“Covered in paint, grease, chalk, rope, plastic, I establish my body as visual territory. Not …

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Sight Specific – Mohammad Ali Talpur in London

by Lavinia Filippi

  In the past weeks art lovers have been hearing about quite a few Pakistan-related …

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BOOK REVIEW: THREE BIG B’S  

by Fatima Ghulam  

  Normally a peaceful specie, artists, of and on argue, quarrel and question about the …

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Five Selfish Dreamers in London

by Lavinia Filippi

  Five are the artists selected by curator Zahra Khan for You Selfish Dreamer, the …

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London Calling, of Art Fairs and Pakistani Art

by Sarah Imran Ali

London has been a hub for both art and culture for many years, and the …

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ANATOMY OF AN INCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE

by Faiza Habib

Art materializes what the thinkers and visionaries theorize. It consolidates emotions, thoughts, and experiences to …

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Home 1947

by Ammara Jabbar

Home 1947 investigated the concept of home and a sense of self within the larger …