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Art of the Artisans – June 2018



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Letter from the Editor-in-Chief
Letter from the Editor
Letter from the Guest Editor
In Focus
Art of Artisan  
A Case for Crafts
ALIZEH, IN OUR SITUATION, FOR NOW CRAFT IS ART-CRAFT
Photo Essay
Artisans in Sindh
Profiles
“Faasla na rakhain, pyaar honay dain”- Munawar Ali Syed
An hour with Sadia Salim
Reviews
‘Four Women Shaping their Space’
Abstraction Meets Physicality – ‘Folding Shadows’ at Koel Gallery
Book Review: “The Dance of Death”
Archaeologies of Tomorrow
Microcosm II
5 decades of excellence
Bureaucracies of Imagination
Illusions and Dimensions
The Splendid Still Life’s of Pedro Escalona  
Vedrai – in future, vivro I miei acquerelli
Mind Maps
The voyager at home
We Come in Peace: Huma Bhaba’s Post-Apocalyptic Vision at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sacred?
TRANSITION IN TIME  
EDITORIAL
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Letter from the Editor-in-Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

  Welcome readers, to another vibrant issue of ArtNow, and a hearty Ramadan Mubarak! This …

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Letter from the Editor

by Quddus Mirza

  Language, like human beings, is deceptive, as it keeps on shifting. A word exists …

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Letter from the Guest Editor

by Waqar Ahmed Malik

A 25-year Journey!     Today we can clearly witness that art has become ubiquitous …

IN FOCUS
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Art of Artisan  

by Sabahat Nawaz

    This is not a new debate; however, with the growing interest in cross-discipline …

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A Case for Crafts

by Iram Zia Raja

  As a scholar and practitioner of textile design, when asked about how I perceive …

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ALIZEH, IN OUR SITUATION, FOR NOW CRAFT IS ART-CRAFT

by Shabnam Syed Khan

    “The ornament added lightly by the craftsman to an every-day utensil is at …

Photo Essay
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Artisans in Sindh

by Feroza Gulzar

Sindh is extremely diverse and full of artisans with the ability to create masterpieces. Handicraft …

Profiles
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“Faasla na rakhain, pyaar honay dain”- Munawar Ali Syed

by Maheen Aziz, Artnow

Faasla na rakhain, pyaar honay dain   (Do not distance yourself, let love happen)   …

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An hour with Sadia Salim

by Veera Rustomji

When I think of ceramics, Sadia Salim’s name comes pretty instantaneously to my mind. Salim …

Reviews
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‘Four Women Shaping their Space’

by Noor Butt

“It is, perhaps, finally a good time to be a woman”, says Dua Abbas Rizvi …

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Abstraction Meets Physicality – ‘Folding Shadows’ at Koel Gallery

by Noor Butt

  While it may seem like an arduous task to apply mainly monochromatic schemes in …

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Book Review: “The Dance of Death”

by Dua Abbas Rizvi  

The motif of the Danse Macabre, or the Dance of Death, has been used recurrently …

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Archaeologies of Tomorrow

by Nimra Khan

  From Naiza Khan’s explorations of the movement of objects through the ocean, and its …

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Microcosm II

by Jovita Alvares, Artnow

  Evolutionary trends can predominately be witnessed though the youth of society. How they feel, …

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5 decades of excellence

by Maheen Aziz, Artnow

  Woodcut printing is the earliest relief-printing method in the history, which spread in the …

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Bureaucracies of Imagination

by Sara Yawar

Today, people across the world are experiencing a global crisis regarding two defining aspects that …

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Illusions and Dimensions

by Sana Kazi

  O Art space in Lahore, showcases two artists, both recent graduates of 2016, Jovita …

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The Splendid Still Life’s of Pedro Escalona  

by Shireen Ikramullah Khan

  Realism is broadly considered as the beginning of modern art. As an art form, …

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Vedrai – in future, vivro I miei acquerelli

by Maheen Aziz, Artnow

  After the second International Watercolor Biennale in Pakistan, My husband and I got the …

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Mind Maps

by Aliyah Ashraf

This solo show takes us on a journey spanning across several hundred years with a …

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The voyager at home

by Numair A. Abbasi

  The seasoned artist, Meher Afroze, is a name unfamiliar to none both in the …

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We Come in Peace: Huma Bhaba’s Post-Apocalyptic Vision at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

by Nageen Shaikh

    Pakistani-American artist Huma Bhaba’s most recent sculptural installation dominates the rooftop of the …

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Sacred?

by Shameen Arshad

“Sacred” is a rather subjective term. This egocentric phenomenon is explored in the show The …

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TRANSITION IN TIME  

by Artnow Pakistan

  “One day Chuang-tzu was promenading with his friend Hui-tzu on the bridge across the …