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The Artist Statements



 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Editorial
Editorial
Letter from Editor in Chief
In Focus
The Artist Statement
Excerpts from Statements by an Artist
Photo Essay
Degree Shows 2016
Profiles
Interview: Dr. Theres Rhode
Unver Shafi Khan – A Painter with many Roots
Reviews
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Snippets from a Distance
Axis of Action: A Reel Life Orchestra
Jamil Baloch – Beyond
Book Review: Global Activism (Art and Conflict in the 21st Century)
#Hashtag
Till the Last Look
A Face-to-Face With Silence
Ayesha Zulfiqar: ‘Traces of the Familiar’
A Response; In Solitude
EDITORIAL
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Editorial

by Quddus Mirza

There is a link between statement and the state (not only of linguistic order though). …

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Letter from Editor in Chief

by Fawzia Naqvi

As the holiday spirit subsides, and we head back to planning and executing newer more …

IN FOCUS
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The Artist Statement

by Madyha Leghari

The necessity of the artist statement is agreed upon by all but those involved. In …

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Excerpts from Statements by an Artist

by Omer Wasim

In his artist’s statement, “Traces of Ecstasy,” Rotimi Fani-Kayode starts off by talking about destiny, …

Photo Essay
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Degree Shows 2016

by Jamal Ashiqain

The three major art schools in Karachi displayed the works of their freshly graduated artists …

Profiles
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Interview: Dr. Theres Rhode

by ArtNow

ArtNow: Tell us about your work as a museum curator (e.g. your years of observing …

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Unver Shafi Khan – A Painter with many Roots

by Nusrat Khawaja

A visit to Unver Shafi Khan’s studio reveals a capacious, high-ceilinged room. Diffuse light enters …

Reviews
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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

by Mark Bloch

“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” is an invented, playful word from the 1960s Disney film Mary Poppins.  Breaking down …

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Snippets from a Distance

by Veera Rustomji

Privacy for Pakistani women is an elusive term, whether it is the idea of privacy …

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Axis of Action: A Reel Life Orchestra

by Numair A. Abbasi

The roots of performing arts and culture in Pakistan share a common source with what …

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Jamil Baloch – Beyond

by Rabia S. Akhtar

There is a sacred moment when a viewer first engages with an artwork, a fleeting …

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Book Review: Global Activism (Art and Conflict in the 21st Century)

by Sabeen Ahsan

In Slavoj Zizek’s words, “They tell you we are dreamers. The true dreamers are those …

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#Hashtag

by Nimra Khan

Our world today is very visibly obsessed with the Avant-garde, the original, the out-of-the-box. While …

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Till the Last Look

by Fatima Nadeem

Time has no choice but to venture forward. It takes its steps and moves above …

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A Face-to-Face With Silence

by Julius John Alam

Lahore Biennial Foundation’s resident artist Honi Ryan conducted a Silent Dinner party at Gawalmandi, Lahore …

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Ayesha Zulfiqar: ‘Traces of the Familiar’

by Nausheen Saeed

What begins as a playful activity and starts behaving like serious work reflects a journey …

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A Response; In Solitude

by Sehr Jalil

‘Live art and performative gestures by selected young artists from different cities of Pakistan’. It …