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March 2015 City As Art

Risham Syed, “Bhangian Wali Tope (Kims Gun) Quilt”, Nov 2007, 72″x72″. Transfer, pen, vintage army coat buttons on cotton quilt. Photo credit: Asif Khan



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Letter from the Editor in Chief
Editorial
In Focus
Territorial Re-Arrangements: Attabad Lake, a Potential Border
City as Art – Art in a City – City in Protest – Art of Resistance
Photo Essay
Challenging Perceptions: Iran
Profiles
The Body is Present: A Conversation with Vito Acconci
Reviews
NCA Thesis Exhibition
Name.Place.Animal.Thing at Koel Gallery
Dinner
Spaces Left to Re-Examine
Red
Noorjehan Bilgrami: Under the Molsri Tree
Book Review | The Eye Still Seeks: Pakistani Contemporary Art
EDITORIAL
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Letter from the Editor in Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

Spring is a busy time for ArtNow, the beginning of our calendar of events for …

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Editorial

by Quddus Mirza

Jorge Luis Borges writes about a Chinese Emperor who ordered to prepare the map of …

IN FOCUS
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Territorial Re-Arrangements: Attabad Lake, a Potential Border

by Zahra Hussain

This essay is an attempt to reflect upon the territorial challenges that are faced by …

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City as Art – Art in a City – City in Protest – Art of Resistance

by Farida Batool

When I was asked to write about ‘the city as art’, I thought of the …

Photo Essay
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Challenging Perceptions: Iran

by Nadir Toosy

Though the media projects a static image of Iran, the reality is quite different. Yes, …

Profiles
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The Body is Present: A Conversation with Vito Acconci

by Natasha Jozi

Creative process seeks evolution. It is admirable when artists willfully respond and converse with the …

Reviews
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NCA Thesis Exhibition

by Faryal Ahsan

As every year, 2015 brought with it one of the most awaited events. People thronged …

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Name.Place.Animal.Thing at Koel Gallery

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If you recently visited Koel Gallery, you may have been pleasantly surprised. The images that …

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Dinner

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Dinner, the inaugural exhibition at Beauty & Truth, a new apartment gallery in Richmond, Virginia, …

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Spaces Left to Re-Examine

by Veera Rustomji

The method through which history is recited and documented trickles a large degree of influence …

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Red

by Ilona Yusuf

Nine taps with a splotch of blood dripping from one of them. Four lidded containers …

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Noorjehan Bilgrami: Under the Molsri Tree

by Aasim Akhtar

Noorjehan’s works are the music scores of a memory from afar as much as those …

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Book Review | The Eye Still Seeks: Pakistani Contemporary Art

by Dua Abbas Rizvi

I am terribly excited as I write this review. I feel like I was picked …