Shireen Ikramullah Khan

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Shireen Ikramullah Khan
Storytelling & the Emblematic Reality

What makes painting modern? Is it abstraction, or is it about depicting the modern world, or an amalgam of the two? ‘Intense’, ‘critical’, ‘breaking with tradition’ and ‘avant-garde’, these are phrases used to describe modern art often. Zainab Zulfiqar and…

The ‘Other’ Culture: The Asian Pavilion at The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

An Asian Art department was created at the Rijksmuseum1 in 1952, when the Royal Asian Art Society donated their collection to the Museum.2 Today, a number of objects from the Asian Art department are still on display in the main…

Gul-e-Lala: Exploring Love and Romance, Mohsin Shafi at 1646

Artistic creation has always been recognised as a process capable not only of transmitting emotions, messages, and values but also for promoting the maturation of critical thought in those who participate in the production1. In Europe, this awareness reaches full…

In Our Utopias We Unite as One

Residencies have taken on a variety of forms; from retreats to exchanges, and from site-specific to those which are studio-based, workshop-oriented and community-based efforts. Inclusive of formats which focus on production and training, with initiatives focused on a group or…

The Lok Virsa: A Cultural & Educational Repository

The Lok Virsa Heritage Museum- The first State Museum of Ethnology located in Islamabad, Pakistan presents the history and existing traditions of the people of Pakistan. The Museum was established for the fundamental purpose of promoting and creating awareness of…

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