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LB01-the Lahore Biennale



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Letter from the Editor- in – Chief
Letter from the Editor
Letter from the Guest Editor
In Focus
Morning Conversations over Tea: LB01 through the eyes of Karachiites
Lahore: art, place and discourse
ART DUBAI, Again
The Matrix of Biennales and Pakistan
Photo Essay
Sites and Sounds of LB’01
Profiles
IN CONVERSATION WITH IFTIKHAR DADI
Reviews
“FOUR ROOMS”: ENCOUNTERING NEW SPATIAL ARENAS
My Family and Other Animals
The Making of Identity
Tracing Cities
Big Men Wear Really Big Shoes
Reinventing Calligraphy
THE QUEST- CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ART AND EDUCATION
‘A Desensitization of Stereotypes’ – Reviewing Works by Mohsen Keiany
Familiar new faces
Abid Hasan – An inquisitive artist empowering medium
Means to an End  
Everyday Glamour  
Personal or Social
MANY MORE CONFESSIONS  
EDITORIAL
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Letter from the Editor- in – Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

    I am excited to welcome you to the April 2018 issue of ArtNow. …

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Letter from the Editor

by Quddus Mirza

Cities are metaphors – or like metaphors; you can make any meanings out of them. …

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Letter from the Guest Editor

by Michael Esson

  On the face of it, Karachi is not an attractive city. What is appealing, …

IN FOCUS
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Morning Conversations over Tea: LB01 through the eyes of Karachiites

by Jovita Alvares and Nimra Khan

Covering a Biennale, especially in an unfamiliar city, is as challenging as it probably sounds. …

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Lahore: art, place and discourse

by Syed Faisal Sajjad

    It is interesting to note that the great Mughals never got their sculptures …

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ART DUBAI, Again

by Quddus Mirza

    There were many surprizes in Dubai (Dubai itself is a pleasant surprize, with …

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The Matrix of Biennales and Pakistan

by Samina Iqbal

  Currently, there are about one hundred and fifty to two hundred Art Biennials and …

Photo Essay
Profiles
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IN CONVERSATION WITH IFTIKHAR DADI

by Zohreen Murtaza

Artist and academic scholar Iftikhar Dadi received his PhD from Cornell University. He is an …

Reviews
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“FOUR ROOMS”: ENCOUNTERING NEW SPATIAL ARENAS

by ZOHREEN MURTAZA

It is ironic that in overcrowded cities, despite such physical proximity to each other, we …

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My Family and Other Animals

by   Ayesha Naveed

It is said that your past, social standing, financial ranks, nothing defines your future other …

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The Making of Identity

by Nimra Khan

  The question of national identity is a tricky one; what determines that we belong …

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Tracing Cities

by Ammara Jabbar

The city has an infallible permanence rendered in concrete and other visceral matter. Like the …

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Big Men Wear Really Big Shoes

by Rabia S. Akhtar

    The heart cannot help but gladden nostalgically at the initial sight of the …

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Reinventing Calligraphy

by Maheen Aziz, ArtNow

  “The beauty of writing is the tongue of the hand and the elegance of …

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THE QUEST- CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ART AND EDUCATION

by Faiza Habib

  Modern Art research is where the thinkers and doers combine their methodologies to find …

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‘A Desensitization of Stereotypes’ – Reviewing Works by Mohsen Keiany

by Noor Butt

  In literal dictionary terms, ‘desensitizing’ relates to the loss of shock or feeling that …

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Familiar new faces

by Numair A. Abbasi

In recent years, there has been a return to a highly crafted aesthetic in art, …

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Abid Hasan – An inquisitive artist empowering medium

by Maheen Aziz, Artnow

    He [Hasan] is gifted with an inquisitive mind and painterly sensibilities, which nature …

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Means to an End  

by Jovita Alvares, artnow

  A 5-person group show held at the Studio Seven Gallery was curated by Anum …

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Everyday Glamour  

by Jovita Alvares, Artnow

  Over the course of the Lahore Biennale 2018, various collateral events took place one …

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Personal or Social

by Jovita Alvares, Artnow

  One of the final collateral events to open at the Lahore Biennale, this March, …

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MANY MORE CONFESSIONS  

by Fatima Ghulam

  I came to know about this book, while reading an article on Philip Roth …