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November 2015 Public Art

These photographs explore the diverse linkages that public art establishes between spheres: from graffiti to advertising, sculpture to architectural ornamentation, street art to road signage and global economics to diaristic intervention.



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
In Focus
Is It Art?
Conversations about Public Art: An Homage to Complex Form
Photo Essay
Public Art
Profiles
Encountering Shilpa Gupta
Basir Mahmood: Amassing Feathers in His Young Cap
Reviews
On the Threshold
Doppelganger
Private Mythologies
Frieze and Quiet
Courbet to GudRung
Be:Cause
Book Review: Ruins (Documents of Contemporary Art)
Till Human Voices Wake Us
Monochrome
Painfully Beautiful or Beautifully Painful
EDITORIAL
IN FOCUS
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Is It Art?

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“For, while the authority of the doctor or plumber is never questioned, everyone deems himself …

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Conversations about Public Art: An Homage to Complex Form

by Yaminay Chaudhri

A few weeks ago I was asked to write about public art, possibly because of …

Photo Essay
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Public Art

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These photographs explore the diverse linkages that public art establishes between spheres: from graffiti to …

Profiles
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Encountering Shilpa Gupta

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“When you are in Mumbai, please do call my friend and go see her work”. …

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Basir Mahmood: Amassing Feathers in His Young Cap

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With residency after residency, Basir Mahmood (born 1985, Lahore) is thriving in the international art …

Reviews
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On the Threshold

by Sarah Kazmi

“For groups, as well as individuals, life itself means to separate and to be reunited, …

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Doppelganger

by Shameen Arshad

The German word “Doppelganger” means “double walker” .The term has repeatedly surfaced in literature and …

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Private Mythologies

by Sana Kazi

Pakistan’s ten most revolutionary artists are brought together under one roof in an exhibition titled …

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Frieze and Quiet

by Seher Tareen

Frieze Masters and Frieze London are a fifteen-minute walk and a world apart. While the …

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Courbet to GudRung

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Inspired by the realism of the 19th century and the works of Da Vinci and …

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Be:Cause

by Amina Ejaz

Images and texts are two sides of the same coin: they compensate for each other’s …

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Book Review: Ruins (Documents of Contemporary Art)

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Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) is a languorous ode to ruination. A couple …

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Till Human Voices Wake Us

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Canvas Gallery recently held an exhibition of four gifted painters whose works came together to …

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Monochrome

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Things don’t have to be extraordinary to be beautiful; ordinary can be just as striking. …

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Painfully Beautiful or Beautifully Painful

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“Beauty has long since disappeared. It has slipped beneath the surface of the noise, the …