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December 2014 Mapping History

Rashid Rana, “What is So Pakistani About This Painting?”, 2000, Oil, acrylic and printed fabric on canvas, 72×157 in



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Editorial
Editorial: December 2014
In Focus
History of the History of Art
First Europe, Then Elsewhere?
Photo Essay
History: Mirroring an Autoportrait
Profiles
Art Goes On: In Conversation With Marjorie Husain
Jalal Uddin Ahmed
Reviews
Studio Visit: Sanat Residency
Book Review: B is for Bauhaus
Filling Greys: Ayaz Jokhio
The Cloth Does Not Make the Monk
Sobia Ahmed: Who is Afraid of Green
Salman Toor: Around the Bourgeois
Grains of Sand: A Spiritual Journey
A Pilgrimage with Porcelain
EDITORIAL
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Editorial

by Quddus Mirza

Like the fragrance of a rose, the brief history of Art Now Pakistan does not …

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Editorial: December 2014

by Fawzia Naqvi

Just over a month ago, Imran Mir, a dear friend and renowned artist, passed away. …

IN FOCUS
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History of the History of Art

by Quddus Mirza

The standard book of art history used in many art institutions across Pakistan is Art …

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First Europe, Then Elsewhere?

by Gemma Sharpe

[I]nsofar as the academic discourse of history—that is, “history” as a discourse produced at the …

Photo Essay
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History: Mirroring an Autoportrait

by Usman Saeed

“To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.” Robert Louise Stevenson Usman Saeed …

Profiles
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Art Goes On: In Conversation With Marjorie Husain

by Hajra Haider Karrar

Hajra Haider Karrar: Your marriage brought you to Pakistan. Soon you were well integrated into …

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Jalal Uddin Ahmed

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Jalal Uddin Ahmed was born in Lucknow in 1925. He graduated with Honors in 1945 …

Reviews
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Studio Visit: Sanat Residency

by Aniqa Imran

Located near Karachi’s most sought after attraction – Sea View – the residency takes place …

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Book Review: B is for Bauhaus

by Dua Abbas Rizvi

I suppose the most convenient thing about encyclopaedias, anthologies, dictionaries, or any categorised depository of …

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Filling Greys: Ayaz Jokhio

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It is often customary to come across images from an upcoming exhibition online before the …

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The Cloth Does Not Make the Monk

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In Autumn 2014, London’s exhibition scene has been invaded by established, mature German artists. Sigmar …

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Sobia Ahmed: Who is Afraid of Green

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Sobia Ahmed showcased a powerful collection of works at Khaas Gallery in November. Two themes …

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Salman Toor: Around the Bourgeois

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Lower, middle and upper: Pakistan’s distinct and jarring class divides. Living in this striated society, most individuals …

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Grains of Sand: A Spiritual Journey

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‘Grains of Sand’ is a voguish exhibition that recently opened at the Satrang Gallery in …

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A Pilgrimage with Porcelain

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Conversing with Sheherezade Alam, one gets a sense that like other studio ceramists in the …