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Complicated Respect: BM Beyond the Obvious

It was a strange co-incidence, that the day Bashir Mirza died I had called him up but got no response. He had been unwell for a few weeks and I was hoping he was better and I would get to…

Exhibitions that Decolonize: Disrupting the Passive Museum

Recently in my research on decolonization I came across two museum projects that show an institutional commitment to revisiting the dark recesses of colonial history. In 2019 Manchester Museum, UK, commemorated hundred years since the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (1919) that…

A Bankable Force, Not Dead Capital of Art

When Hernando de Soto came up with the term ‘Dead Capital’, it was mainly referring to the economic activity outside the formal structure. A people’s economy that is often bigger, more resilient and embedded in its context but is never…

Locked in a Cycle: Art in an Ideological Bind

Art in Pakistan has a story that needs to be told by all who have lived through its turbulent years. As an insider to it for half a century I will be using this space to connect history with today…

Inclusivity, as Seen, Imagined and Practiced

Art in Pakistan has a story that needs to be told by all who have lived through its turbulent years. As an insider to it for half a century I will be using this space to connect history with today…

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