Current

/
Current
Understanding Installation Art

Understanding Installation Art Author: Sangeeta Thapa Originally published in NuktaArt, Vol 1, Two, October 2006 Cover Design: Sabiha Mohammad Imani Source of inspiration: Painting by Sumaya Durrani and images taken from Karkhana Installation art can be defined as an artistic…

The Virtuosity of ‘Visual Zikr’

Erving Goffman, the venerated Canadian sociologist, is renowned for his profound insights into human interaction through his dramaturgical perspective. In his seminal work, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Goffman eloquently draws parallels between social dynamics and theatrical performances,…

History after Destruction: Case of Gaza’s Monuments

In a recent interview on Al Jazeera, Shahidul Alam, the eminent photographer, activist, and founder of Dirk Picture Library (Dhaka)— while speaking on world conflicts— shared that people don’t learn from history because the official history, in most cases, is…

Exploring Pakistan’s Soul Through the Lens: Mobeen Ansari’s ‘Miraas’

“Photographs are perhaps the most mysterious of all the objects that make up, and thicken, the environment we recognize as modern. Photographs really are experience captured, and the camera is the ideal arm of consciousness in its acquisitive mood.” (Sontag, 2005)…

Artistic Odyssey: The Inspiring Story of Sughra Rababi

Sughra Rababi entered the world in 1922 as the eldest daughter of Asma Lotia, a Rawalpindi-based mother, and Ghulam Ali Mandviwalla, a prosperous Karachi-based businessman. With five siblings in tow, she led the pack, living with her parents, three sisters…

What It is to Be Human: Meher Afroz – RM Studio Residency

Having a conversation with the artist Meher Afroz, about her month-long residency with Studio RM, was more than just a warm cup of soulfulness. A conversation about love, family, beliefs systems, history and the art of living itself are what…

Silencing and Un-silencing at the Venice Biennale

The arrival of Freedom Boat— flying maritime flags specially created by artists Nicole Eisenman and Rosalind Nashashibi with artists, curators, filmmakers and writers as passengers— docked near Giardini, and then engaged all those present with reading in support of Palestine. Not only was…

Transient Waters and Ephemeral Spaces

Artists have long deliberated what constitutes the idea of ‘home’ and the introspectiveness that accompanies it. Certain memories of home remain preserved in the mind even after their tangible existence has vanished, while others are swept away as soon as…

Asian Art Biennale 2006 Art of a Shared Genealogy

Asian Art Biennale 2006 Art of a Shared Genealogy Author: Niilofur Farrukh Originally published in NuktaArt, Vol 1, Two, October 2006 Cover Design: Sabiha Mohammad Imani Source of inspiration: Painting by Sumaya Durrani and images taken from Karkhana In the…

Celebrating Another Spring:  Compositions on Resilience & Regeneration

It is hard to review a retrospective of an artist who has taught you the very ABCs of art and has mentored almost everyone you know of in the contemporary art world of Pakistan. What’s even harder is writing about…

Start typing and press Enter to search

Search
Generic filters
Exact matches only
Filter by Custom Post Type
Filter by Categories
Features
Shopping Cart