Reed Pen to Digital Art: The Journey of Illustrations for Children’s Urdu Books

Language and its usage in Pakistan is a contentious issue; while Urdu is recognized as the national language

Stitching Memory – The Inner Journey of Ruby Chishti

Ruby Chishti’s sculptural art expresses a profound engagement with the human condition. It is poised at the meeting point of personal reflection, family history, memory, and the anxieties that beset the world. From her subjective and intuitive considerations, Ruby distils…

Pages from my past

Loving Mama and Papa, Salam! The three of us are doing well, and I’m sure the two of you are great too. It’s been a few days since I have spoken to both of you, or even heard your voice.…

Nukta Founders and the Biography of an Art Magazine

The spirit of Pakistani art in the early 21st century was perfectly captured by Nukta Art magazine. This magazine on contemporary art was published twice a year, from 2005 to 2013. For those eight years it existed as an intellectually…

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…

The Lost Summers

Many eager parents in the United States like myself anxiously await the month of February. This is the time of the year when summer camps release their offerings which start filling up in a matter of weeks. From robotics and…

Conversations through Photography: Broadening the lens

Iona Fergusson and Numair A. Abbasi respond to photographer Wendy Marijnissen’s book Always the Guest. Dislocating photography from the narrative of representation both writers present the readers with multiple viewpoints to engage with her works while sparking a conversation on…

Rights of Karachi: Heritage, Development & Humanity

Today’s topic for discussion stems from science. It is often considered technical. And Tangible. But there is an

Rethinking a Utopian Future for Art and Biennales

Biennales, of which today there are hundreds around the world, have become an established method or an

Anwar Jalal Shemza

Over a decade ago, in the summer of 2010, Aicon Gallery, London opened ‘A Missing History: ‘The Other Story’

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Rashid Rana – Challenging Notions of Truth March 13, 2021 The art of Rashid Rana has been exhaustively written about, and while conducting research for this piece view Current, Essays, Features, Profiles by Nimra Khan Rashid Rana – Challenging Notions of Truth

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