Pakistan’s Women Artists explore Social and Cultural issues

Bold and beautiful paintings by 12 emerging women artists of Pakistan send a strong message of resilience and inspiration for all fellow women worldwide. The exhibition was arranged by the Danish Embassy in Islamabad jointly with Nomad Art Gallery to promote local women artists.

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Chinese Islamic Calligraphy Exhibition in Islamabad

An exhibition showcasing Islamic calligraphy by a renowned Chinese artist is on display at Gallery 6 in Islamabad. Comprising 27 calligraphic works, the exhibition titled “Revered calligraphy by Chinese” displays rare collection of art by Asad Raza, a US-based collector and consultant on Islamic Arts.

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Art Exhibit: Vibrant Canvases display Spiritual Journey

Delightfully vibrant works of art adroitly created by Faiza Shaikh not only brightened the mood of the visitors but also depicted the artist’s mystical journey. The launch of Faiza Shaikh’s art exhibition in Islamabad was graced by Imran Khan who took off from politics for a while to enjoy the Rumi-inspired artwork displayed at Cafe…

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Artist Talk: Lantz discusses the Power of Images

The old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” is quite familiar. But what if the photograph isn’t quite the truth? Or what if the picture is taken out of context? Such mystifying and untouched areas of photography were discussed here at an art lecture by Dr Maria Lantz, President of Konsftack, the University…

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French artistic move to win Muslim world

In a rapprochement bid between the Muslim world and the West, France has initiated a gigantic task by introducing a section dedicated to Islamic Art at Louvre Museum in Paris. The innovative architectural extension to the world’s largest museum is an endeavour to recognize the remarkable Islamic civilisation, and its contribution to the world, said…

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Art Talk: Exploring Brazil through Artistic Lens

It was a surprising moment for a large number of Pakistani art lovers who explored Brazil as a culturally vibrant country and not just as home to great football players. This disclosure was made in a fascinating slideshow lecture “The Art Scene of Brazil Today”, presented by the Brazilian art connoisseur and promoter, Roberto Padilla,…

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Masterpieces in Miniatures – Royal treat for Art lovers

The art lovers of the city were in for a treat, a royal treat indeed, as Gallery 6 opened its doors to a collection of rare miniature paintings of British and Indian royal families and rulers. The exhibition of portrait miniatures, small in size and scrupulous in detail with fine brushwork, depicted the charm of…

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Dr. Anwar revives Heritage through water-colour paintings

The veteran artist Dr. Ajaz Anwar explains the theme behind his paintings to the Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Babur Hazlan and DG of PNCA Tauqir Nasir. The water-colour paintings by Dr. Ajaz Anwar, put on display at National Art Gallery on Tuesday, were more than mere art. Dr. Anwar, by employing water-colours, has revived the grandeur…

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Zulfi’s realist paintings on display at Tanzara Gallery

Tanzara Art Gallery’s latest exhibition that opened on Thursday features contemporary realist paintings of Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi, who has wonderfully captured landscapes, and urban scenes. The art exhibition of the Lahore based artist comprises of 31 paintings, which flawlessly reflect the serenity of the rural side of Lahore as well as the vibrancy of the…

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Flowing Colours to make waves in Islamabad

“Bahtay Rang” opens at Gallery Louvre  To the good fortune of art lovers of Islamabad, Gallery Louvre is continually introducing innovative artwork from different regions of the country. The latest inductions are from two major cosmopolitan cities of Pakistan, Karachi and Lahore. The art exhibition titled “Bahtay Rang” features effervescent canvases of Khusro Sabzwari and…

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Travelling Art Exhibition fascinates Youth

The Public Art Show at Iqra University, Islamabad is perhaps Pakistan’s first travelling art exhibition, which aspires to draw a new audience towards art, in particular young generation. With this unique and innovative project, the organisers have proved that exclusivity in art is no longer in vogue, and it’s about accessibility nowadays. The exhibition was…

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Pictorial icons of Urban Social Disorder

‘Karachi Kahaniyan’ opens at Khaas Art Gallery Moeen Faruqi’s latest exhibition at Khaas Art Gallery, that opened on Tuesday, precisely captures the consequences of urbanization such as stressful life, social disorder and identity crisis. The rich colours portray the beautification of apparent lives including homes and attires, as one leap towards the urban lifestyle, while…

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Sufism showcased in exhibition at Nomad Gallery

Art Exhibition: Colours of love and peace  The challenges of the modern world maybe numerous, but through his vivid artwork, Mohsen Keiany, has offered simply one solution to diverse problems – the message of Sufis. In his latest exhibition at Nomad Art Gallery by Mohsen Keiany, a Britain based Irani artist, has used rich colours,…

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Hajra Mansur’s enchanting Art Exhibition

Painting exhibition of ‘Safeer-e-Mashriq’   Islamabad – Exquisitely delightful is perhaps the word that best describes the latest exhibition by Hajra Mansur, which opens on 20 October at Nomad Art Gallery in Islamabad. Around 30 art pieces on display endorse that famous Modern Romanticist Hajra Mansur has rightly been awarded the title of Safeer-e-Mashriq (Ambassador…

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In search of Cultural Identity – Art exhibition at Hunerkada

A thought-provoking exhibition of drawings, followed by a video presentation was held at Hunerkada Art Gallery on Saturday. The latest art exhibition by Asma Arshad Mahmood, a Toronto-based artist, portrays her effort to connect the dots of identity with lines of culture and origin. Complicated subjects such as politics, religion and history emerge as the…

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Gallery Louvre’s vibrant entry in Islamabad

Published in Pakistan Observer (15 Oct. 2011)Sana JamalIslamabad – With the largest solo exhibition of Pakistan’s renowned artist Ahmad Zoay, Gallery Louvre has stepped in Islamabad’s art and culture scene. “Gallery Louvre is a new comer to the capital but has been part of art scene for over a decade” told Salim Lalani, one of…

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Artistic dialogue between Berlin and Karachi

Exhibition “Through my Eyes – Soul of Pakistan”  Photograph by Hameed Moinuddin on display at an exhibition “Through my Eyes – Soul of Pakistan”. Islamabad – A photo exhibition titled “Through My Eyes – Soul of Pakistan”, featuring around 50 photographs shot in Karachi by a Pakistani photographer, Hameed Moinuddin were put on display at…

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Reflecting Age of Neo-Colonialism through Art

Since Art is considered a reflection of the society, the changing times and consequential circumstances seem to have greatly influenced the artists of our times. One such artist is Amin Rehman, who excels in employing textual expression in his artwork. Amin’s latest art exhibition titled ‘White Wash: Art in the Age of Neo-Colonialism’ opened at…

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