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August 2015 Speaking in Script



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
In Focus
Broken Integrity – Khat-e Mahi, Khat-e Paikan, and Khat-e Munfarid: Design Experiments in Non-cursive Fonts for Urdu, Persian and Arabic Scripts
Politics of Language, Colonisation, and Visuality
Art and Text: A Cursory Overview
Photo Essay
Scripts on the Wall
Profiles
Mohammad Ali Talpur: Line, Language, Lacunas
In Conversation with Muhammad Zeeshan
Reviews
Reimagining the Past
I Am
Skyline at Elgiz Museum
Body and Body in the Community
Milestone
Roadside Walls as Canvases and Blackboards
Spaces: Urban, Sacred, Human
Berger and Bento
EDITORIAL
IN FOCUS
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Politics of Language, Colonisation, and Visuality

by Shahana Rajani

THE COMMAND OF LANGUAGE AND THE LANGUAGE OF COMMAND Johannes Fabian, in Language and Colonial …

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Art and Text: A Cursory Overview

by Madyha Leghari

In contrast to the Enlightenment, during which ideas were coalescing and crystallizing into relative clarity …

Photo Essay
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Scripts on the Wall

by Jamal Ashiqain

The walls of the city bear scripts, the words meaningless, meaningful, words erased, written over, …

Profiles
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Mohammad Ali Talpur: Line, Language, Lacunas

by Dua Abbas Rizvi

by Dua Abbas Rizvi In plays by Harold Pinter, the pause is where a lot …

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In Conversation with Muhammad Zeeshan

by Shanzay Subzwari

by Shanzay Subzwari Shanzay Subzwari: Hi Zeeshan, hope you’re well. You recently returned from your …

Reviews
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Reimagining the Past

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The recent exhibition at Koel Gallery offers a snippet of the interesting concerns that Karachi’s …

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I Am

by Shameen Arshad

“Don’t talk about your art; let the art speak for you”: a statement repeatedly verbalized …

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Skyline at Elgiz Museum

by Shireen Ikramullah Khan

Istanbul contains a fascinating blend of secular and religious elements. It is a modern city …

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Body and Body in the Community

by Natasha Jozi

An atom, as Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary states, is the smallest particle of an element …

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Milestone

by Osama Khalid

A year is a good mark to review what all you have achieved: seasons, birthdays, …

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Roadside Walls as Canvases and Blackboards

by Rabeya Jalil

Many public walls in Karachi are covered in hate graffiti against ethnic groups, wall chalking …

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Spaces: Urban, Sacred, Human

by Dr Chloe A. Gill-Khan

‘Jaali’ takes the viewer on a journey of his own position as a spectator in the …

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Berger and Bento

by Aamna Hussain

John Berger is known for his incredible level of clarity when it comes to art …