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August 2014 Modern Mythologies



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Letter from the Editor in Chief
Editorial
In Focus
It Would Rain Anyway: A Case for the Mythic
The Nation and the Modern Myth
Photo Essay
Modern Mythologies: The Modern Metropolises
Profiles
Faiza Butt: “We can only live because we imagine that we are infinite.”
Studio Visit: Ali Azmat
In Conversation with Lavinia Filippi
Reviews
Standing Collection
Some Impressions from the Murree Museum Artist Residency
Eight Pakistani artists in the heart of Italy
Hurouf: Third Annual Calligraphy Show
Incubating Art
EDITORIAL
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Letter from the Editor in Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

The team at ArtNow has been busy this summer and we are happy to announce …

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Editorial

by Quddus Mirza

To some extent the museum has replaced the church in our times, because now a …

IN FOCUS
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It Would Rain Anyway: A Case for the Mythic

by Adnan Madani

In plain usage, ‘myth’ used to refer to a mistaken belief held as fact, especially …

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The Nation and the Modern Myth

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When one reflects on the concept of the modern mythology in itself, one must turn …

Photo Essay
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Modern Mythologies: The Modern Metropolises

by Nashmia Haroon

The larger cities of Pakistan are turning into modern metropolises that are hard to handle …

Profiles
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Faiza Butt: “We can only live because we imagine that we are infinite.”

by Zahra Khan

Faiza Butt is one of Pakistan’s most dynamic artists. Charismatic, passionate, and intelligent, she successfully …

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Studio Visit: Ali Azmat

by Jahanzeb Haroon

Located in the barren Bridge Colony near the military cantonment of Lahore is an oasis …

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In Conversation with Lavinia Filippi

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AN Italian Art, like the Indian Art, precedes and predates the political/national states of Italy …

Reviews
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Standing Collection

by eera Rustomji

It is difficult to articulate specific parameters for Pakistani culture; internationally however, our country has …

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Some Impressions from the Murree Museum Artist Residency

by Madyha Leghari

“NO ENTERY”, declared the misspelt sign, losing authority just as we crept past it to …

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Eight Pakistani artists in the heart of Italy

by Lavinia Filippi

Few month back, the Italian art foundation “ARIA – Fondazione Industriale Adriatica”, asked me to …

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Hurouf: Third Annual Calligraphy Show

by Cosima Brand

Satrang Gallery’s annual Ramadan Calligraphy exhibition this year featured two heavy-weights of the calligraphic world, …

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Incubating Art

by Aniqa Imran

The Sannat Initiative, brain child of Abid Merchant- art collector, former banker and all around …