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January 2014 New Voices in Art



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Editorial
New Year, New Voices: Editorial
In Focus
Pondering the Problems and Potentials of Educating the Artist(-Teacher) in Pakistan
Photo Essay
Photo Essay: Degree Shows
Profiles
Shahkaar – In Conversation with Sumaya Durrani
Amra Ali: Taking a Leap of Faith
Sana Arjumand: Peeling Away the Layers
Reviews
The Sociological Imaginers
Rough Around the Edges
Book Review: Punjab in Painting
De-Void
The Art of Choosing Well
Items of Re-Use
NCA Theises Preview
The “reluctant” Pakistanis
EDITORIAL
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Editorial

by Quddus Mirza

Like their first love, artists who have been to an art school never forget the …

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New Year, New Voices: Editorial

by Fawzia Naqvi

January seems like the perfect time to celebrate innovation and forward thinking in the arts, …

IN FOCUS
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Pondering the Problems and Potentials of Educating the Artist(-Teacher) in Pakistan

by Dr. Razia I. Sadik

Pakistan has a powerful tradition of fine arts education that began more than a hundred …

Photo Essay
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Photo Essay: Degree Shows

by Jamal Ashiqain

The degree show displays at the University of Karachi and at the Indus Valley School …

Profiles
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Shahkaar – In Conversation with Sumaya Durrani

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As we flock around her right after our final MA Visual Arts First Year Juries …

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Amra Ali: Taking a Leap of Faith

by Hajra Haider Karrar

HH: The proposal is found in the absence of a project brief. In your curatorial …

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Sana Arjumand: Peeling Away the Layers

by Cosima Brand

Sana Arjumand’s studio is light-filled. It hits you as you climb the stairs from her …

Reviews
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The Sociological Imaginers

by Zainub Mawaz

It is most interesting to see an artist develop and mature in an intimate space …

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Rough Around the Edges

by Zahra Khan

Hanmi Gallery’s exposed brick, uneven floorboards and half painted interior form the perfect setting for …

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Book Review: Punjab in Painting

by A.N.

Punjab has a long, diverse and discontinued history of painting. From the walls of temples …

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De-Void

by Dua Abbas Rizvi

Old family albums can be a Pandora’s box of unsuccessfully concealed scandals, barely forgotten heartbreaks …

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The Art of Choosing Well

by Madiha Sikander

Madiha Sikander Mahmil Masood Bawany. Untitled. Polythene and thread. It is interesting how each subsequent …

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Items of Re-Use

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It has become quite unavoidable for artists in Karachi to express their griefon the status …

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NCA Theises Preview

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Not much is astir at 11 a.m inside thesis studios at the National College of …

The “reluctant” Pakistanis

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The Seven artists of “Celebrating Seven” currently showing at Rothas Gallery, Islamabad, are Alia Bilgrami, …