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  • Review: In Bombay Velvet, American storytelling collides with old Mumbai

    ”Balraj badly wants to be this big shot, even if it means dying young, and it’s telling that the protagonist of Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet picks up his cues from the movies...

    Like Kashyap’s other films, especially Gangs of Wasseypur, his latest effort, Bombay Velvet has utmost faith in the power of cinema to influence attitudes and career choices...

  • What's in a name? Mumbai 20 years on from Bombay

    MUMBAI: Twenty years after Bombay was officially renamed Mumbai, Hindu nationalist politicians in India are stepping up efforts to rid the city of the remnants of its British moniker...

    With the Bombay High Court and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay just two of several institutions still using its English appellation, foreign tourists could be forgiven for feeling confused...

  • What’s in a name? Mumbai 20 years on from Bombay

    MUMBAI: Twenty years after Bombay was officially renamed Mumbai, Hindu nationalist politicians in India are stepping up efforts to rid the city of the remnants of its British moniker...

    With the Bombay High Court and Indian Institute of Technology Bombay just two of several institutions still using its English appellation, foreign tourists could be forgiven for feeling confused...

  • ARTSPEAK: SCIENCE OF ART, ART OF SCIENCE

    We either deprive our young people of the humanising impact of literature and art or we deprive them of the investigative objectivity of the sciences...

    The Greeks considered art to be techne — the source of the word technology...

  • ART HISTORY: THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE

    The architect behind the Swedish-Norwegian villa was Enrik Thrapp-Meyer while the Indian palace was the result of Caspar Purdon Clark’s imagination...

    Don’t miss them next time you happen to be in Paris!The writer is an art critic based in Paris...

  • Art beat: Art and objects

    In the titular essay of his book Air Guitar, Dave Hickey discusses the morality of traditional art criticism by the cognoscenti in a complex, ephemeral, commodity-dominated era...

    His use of common articles transforms the conformist, parochial quality of gallery art, making it more accessible and relatable to the general public...

  • Art conservation: Preserving Pakistani art

    Art lovers and art practitioners in Pakistan had always lamented the fact that while the country had been endowed with a large number of artists in every genre of fine art, nothing was being done to archive and record their works...

    They can now relax in the knowledge that steps in the right direction are being taken by the Foundation for Museum of Modern Art (Fomma), a non-profit organisation run by a trust...

  • Art mart: Current art drifts

    The current exhibition at Art Chowk Gallery, Karachi, titled “Potpourri XXV”, has an edge over the usual lacklustre group shows with rambling, uneven collections...

    The large number of works, ranging from abstraction, fantasy art, contemporary realism, the new miniature, calligraphic art and the landscape genre, has much to offer in terms of thought-provoking visual content and technical proficiency...

  • All-female art exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery attempts to redress gender disparity in contemporary art

    And now, as it prepares to mark its 30th anniversary, the Saatchi Gallery in London is set to get the art world talking again, with its first all-female exhibition...

    “We’ve always supported the work of women artists over the years, many of those have gone on to have key roles in the contemporary art world, but I think there’s still a huge amount of work to be done,” said Nigel Hurst, the gallery’s chief executive...

  • Art fiend: Making art cash

    Works of art that have recognition and are considered assets that appreciate in value as they age, provided that they are religiously preserved...

    Contemporary art, however, continues to thrive amidst masses, given its widespread and frequent display at affordable expense...

  • Pop art: Art in a time of creativity fever

    Abstract Expressionism is an art form akin to classical music or music without lyrics; it evokes an immediate response without your having to associate it with something overtly recognisable...

    Thus the recent exhibition “Art in the Time of Chaos” by artists Ali Nizami and Sana Dar at their residence in Lahore, was a compelling one in terms of the artists’ commitment to the purity of abstraction in paintings...

  • Cine art: Taking the art out of cinema

    An introduction to the ‘I am Karachi’ Film Festival due to take place in February 2017, was held at the Fomma DHA Art Centre, Zamzama Park in Karachi, where a captivating collection of artworks — including paintings, digital prints, acrylic on canvas and video films — was shown...

    The film portrayed the famed actor Sultan Rahi, whose murder coincided with the downfall of the Lahore film industry, and it was a film with strong sound,...

  • Art award: From the art

    The concept of establishing an art foundation to preserve and foster an artist’s creative legacy is not a norm here and such institutions are few and far between...

    As and when such an initiative is undertaken by concerned individuals, expectations are raised and hopes are pinned on the foundation’s worth and ability to generate an art momentum...

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