Jovita Alvares

Copper, Creator, Curator

In his work titled Curating Doubt, JJ Charlesworth ponders the concept of curation. While the term curator is fairly understood, the role or job description that comes along with, it i.e. curating, is still being considered a neologism. As Charlesworth…

Tracing Contemporary Photography in Pakistan through the Lens of Arif Mahmood and Nade Ali

Pakistan has seen a growth in the ever-evolving state of photography, especially after the ‘Digital Boom’ that exploded in the country, in the beginning of the twenty-first century. Along with this expanse came a great influx in the variety of…

Concrete Realities: An Introspection

It can be said that human civilization truly began when the first people began to settle down as communities along the rivers during the Neolithic period. To truly comprehend the amount of change and development that has happened since then…

Of the Heart and The Earth, Nascent Journeys

As part of their long held contribution to the Pakistan art scene, VM Art Gallery has continued to showcase the emerging talent of Pakistan through group exhibitions held for the past 17 years. There is a wide selection of fresh…

Bugs Bunny for President! Decoding The Comedy of Errors

‘‘The creative art is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative art.’’1 In ‘The Creative…

You Are What You Eat

As a South Asian, one is more than likely to be familiar with chicken pattices or ‘patties’, and have seen them being served at least at one social gathering. These crispy, golden-brown pastries filled with soft, warm meat filling have…

Nonsensical Truths- A reflection on “Drun”

The art of comedy and the whimsical has long been used by artists to address serious issues with a hint of satire in a way that is digestible for the general audience. This perhaps, can be seen as a more…

The Red Carpet

The advent of the fashion industry that we know today by and large occurred during the Victorian Era. Britain went through several advancements during the 1800s, including the mass manufacturing of sewing machines, which in turn, enabled a greater production…

Poor Translations

The art of miniature painting has had a transformative journey through its history in the Indo-Pak subcontinent.

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