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February 2015 Origins

Bani Abidi, “The Ghost of Mohammed Bin Qasim”. Inkjet print, 2006. Courtesy the artist.



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Letter from the Editor in Chief
Editorial
In Focus
Two Paradoxes of Origin and Originality: Mohammad Ali Talpur, Negation and Resistance
Photo Essay
Origins of a Destination
Profiles
An Expansionist View: Amin Gulgee’s Practice
In Conversation with Iftikhar Dadi
Reviews
About Her
Questionable Communication
One for the Birds
Looking Back, Seeing Ahead
The Garden of Earthly Delights
The Presence of Absence
Post-Pop: East Meets West
I Washed the Dust of the Eyes with Blood
Sailing Through the Looking Glass
Book Review | Modern Art in Pakistan: History, Tradition, Place
EDITORIAL
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Letter from the Editor in Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

In December of last year, the artist Naiza Khan launched an exciting new collaboration with …

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Editorial

by Quddus Mirza

Like TheOrigin of Species, perhaps the art world is lacking a book titled The Origin …

IN FOCUS
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Two Paradoxes of Origin and Originality: Mohammad Ali Talpur, Negation and Resistance

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The question of origins seems to have receded into the background over the last decade …

Photo Essay
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Origins of a Destination

by Raheel Tajuddin Lakhani

Istanbul is always on high. The present Istanbul exudes of vanity of its past origins …

Profiles
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An Expansionist View: Amin Gulgee’s Practice

by Zarmeené Shah

Amin Gulgee and I spoke at length about his work as a sculptor a little …

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In Conversation with Iftikhar Dadi

by Aziz Sohail

Artist and scholar Iftikhar Dadi, who is associate professor in Cornell University’s Department of History …

Reviews
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About Her

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Stepping into Color Gallery brought around a wave of nostalgia and an edge of placation …

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Questionable Communication

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The lifestyles to which we are accustomed do not prepare us for the natural disintegration …

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One for the Birds

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Muhammad Zeeshan’s solo exhibition ‘One for the Birds’ at Gandhara Art Space in Karachi heralded …

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Looking Back, Seeing Ahead

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Arif Mahmood is a star. His work sets the stage ablaze, from breathtaking imagery of …

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The Garden of Earthly Delights

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Nisha Hasan seems to hold another world in her head. At Rohtas Gallery, recently, she …

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The Presence of Absence

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The walls of the gallery at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture are …

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Post-Pop: East Meets West

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East does not meet West, and you will not discover anything new or exciting at …

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I Washed the Dust of the Eyes with Blood

by Shanzay Subzwari

Humanity is at war. Narrowing it down, it is the age where Muslims (as well …

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Sailing Through the Looking Glass

by Umena Nazish

“No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there …

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Book Review | Modern Art in Pakistan: History, Tradition, Place

by Dua Abbas Rizvi

With some of Pakistan biggest cultural events just around the corner (the literary fests whose …