Category: Reviews

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A sea of images

A sea of images

Rashid Rana’s work at the Karachi Biennale 2019 (KB19) was undeniably one of the highlights of the event. The artist had re-interpreted Caspar David [...]
The borindo and the biennale

The borindo and the biennale

When most people think of technology, a 5000 year-old instrument is perhaps the last thing that comes to mind. Yet, the borindo, an instrument which [...]
Art for a dystopian age

Art for a dystopian age

When I tell Marc Lee that his work reminds me of a Black Mirror episode come to life he grins earnestly from ear to ear. His extensive catalogue of a [...]
Mussarrat Mirza – A Study of Light, Space and Color

Mussarrat Mirza – A Study of Light, Space and Color

It is an overwhelming experience writing about the art of Mussarat Mirza; an icon and a living legend in the Artscape of Pakistan despite her reclusi [...]
FLOW: A curatorial project by Suleman Aqeel Khilji

FLOW: A curatorial project by Suleman Aqeel Khilji

Full Circle Gallery,  KarachiReviwed by Paul-Mehdi Rizvi Is it possible to have one’s aesthetic perceptions ruined by the orthodoxies of Fine [...]
Behind the scenes

Behind the scenes

Recent times have witnessed an explosion of art exhibitions, quite a few of which have been wildly curated without any qualified understanding of the [...]
“Reflections” by Hussain Jamil at Dastaangoi

“Reflections” by Hussain Jamil at Dastaangoi

Dastaangoi has been focused on delivering rich indigenous stories and visuals from across the country enchanting audiences since its conception in 20 [...]
Abstracting Parables-A Work Of Translation at The Stedelijk Museum By Shireen Ikramullah Khan

Abstracting Parables-A Work Of Translation at The Stedelijk Museum By Shireen Ikramullah Khan

‘Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift that speaks.’ —  Simonides of Ceos An audience can often misconstrue abstract [...]
Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Abid Khalil Ansari’s portraiture and figurative paintings have an emotive depth that is sincere and compassionate. His studio practice, over the year [...]
Points of Origin; Points of Departure: Alyssa Sakina Mumtaz’s ‘The Center is Everywhere’ at Koel Gallery

Points of Origin; Points of Departure: Alyssa Sakina Mumtaz’s ‘The Center is Everywhere’ at Koel Gallery

To radiate in several directions, to de-mystify the sacred, and to engage portals of thought in tangible form, is directly related to the accuracy an [...]
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