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Critically acclaimed, international artist Soraya Sikander will be exhibiting a new series of landscape paintings at an exclusive art exhibition on 20th January 2014 at the Alhamra Art Gallery, Arts Council Lahore.
The exhibition is the Lahore chapter of Soraya’s major show 'In, At and Around'.
In, At and Around comprised of cityscapes painted in London and Karachi. The exhibition was an overwhelming success with all the paintings on display selling out at the exhibition opening and the series still receiving coverage up to this date (ADA Dec 2013). Post in, at and around Soraya received several exhibition offers from institutes and galleries in Pakistan, India and U.K.
The new exhibition ‘In, At and Around’ shall be Soraya Sikander’s fourth solo show, and her first exhibition in Punjab. ‘In, At and Around’ shall mainly comprise of landscapes, organic floral patterns and some landscape-into-seascape interpretative paintings inspired by the scenery of Karachi. For this new series, it is mentioned that Soraya Sikander painted in Karachi working on the beach, since March this year, mainly in oils on canvas. An artist statement and images from the new series have yet to be released Read More.
Shahid Rassam, artist, Karachi, paintingShahid Rassam's painting to be auctioned at ‘Christie’
Around 26 paintings of world renowned painter, Shahid Rassam will be on display with title ‘Clockwise--------Otherwise’ at Koel Art Gallery Karachi from Tuesday April 23. The exhibition will continue till May 5. Meanwhile, under the auspices of United Nations, world’s best paintings including Shahid Rassam’s ‘Christie’ will be auctioned in Dubai on May 01. The income from the auction will be donated to World Food Program.
Samreen Asif's Solo Show at Kunj Art Gallery
Kunj art gallery will display Samreen Asif's paintings on 28 November, 2012 till December 28, 2012. Samreen Asif earned her MFA and postgraduate diploma in miniature painting, from Punjab University. The power that the artist has is something that’s been there since the day she was born. Which has everything to do with who she is today.
A contemporary artist, enamored with our past and who we are. Though her work’s about her moods, for which she’s been praised like anything. Left her feeling like she was among the stars. Till something else made her think different, and helped her get to the newness that was now needed.
‘New Art from Pakistan’ Five days of Late Modernist and Contemporary Pakistani Art
28th September to 02nd October 2012, 6:00 pm – Exhibition. Venue: Pakistan High Commission, Knightsbridge SW1X 9JN. Daily timings: 12 pm to 8 pm. Admission free, open to public. Contact Soraya Sikander +44(0)77405304904, info@unicorngallery.net
Royal Asiatic Society Lecture series. Speaker: Seemah Niaz
01st. October 2012, 6:05 pm – Lecture. Topic: ‘Mughal and Modernist influences in contemporary Pakistani Art’ Venue: Royal Asiatic Society, Stephenson Way NW1 2HD. Admission free, all welcome. Limited seats.
Ayesh Siddiqui's 'Hidden Agenda' at Koel Art Gallery
An exhibition of Ayesha Siddiqui’s paintings titled ‘Hidden Agenda’ at Koel Art Gallery recently opened. The emerging artist Ayesha Siddiqui displayed her 23 paintings unnamed, leaving the visitors guessing the theme and the idea hidden behind paintings. Dark toned paintings with thin shades in the middle give an impression of abstract art.
Ahmed told that the idea behind the mix of silver, gold and stones was to make the pieces more affordable while fusing the past and the present.
Replicas of Mughal Jewellery by Ahmed Haroon at Zenaini Art Gallery.
The Zenaini Art Gallery exhibits replicas of Mughal style jewellery by Ahmed Haroon. Ahmed designed this jewellery in silver and sprinkled with a few grams of gold. The exhibits are reincarnations of the era when Nizams of the Mughal Empire ruled over individual principalities in the subcontinent. Ahmed Haroon has been doing this for the past seven or eight years.
Ahmed told that the idea behind the mix of silver, gold and stones was to make the pieces more affordable while fusing the past and the present.
Lubna Agha passes away
Lubna Agha, a leading Pakistani artist, expired in her home in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 6. Lubna was born in 1949 and graduated from the Karachi School of Arts in 1967. Lubna Agha, who skilfully combined the Modern-Abstract style of the West with the motifs of Islamic art and architecture, as also calligraphy, created a niche for herself. She won awards and held several exhibitions, including one-person shows, in Pakistan, the US, the UK, and Japan. Her latest work, deeply inspired by Islamic architecture and its elegant craftsmanship, was exhibited at the Gardiner Art Gallery in Oklahoma in February this year.
Soraya Sikander joins Slade School of Fine Arts in UK
Pakistani artist, Soraya Sikander, who has worked since 2009 and participated in various group and two solo exhibitions will be joining the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art in London. Soraya Sikander is the youngest Pakistani artist to join the Slade.
Since 2011, Soraya has been exploring identity related issues through her work and garnered high-profile attention at her exhibitions particularly New Art from Pakistan which debuted at the PHC, London.
The news of the her enrolment has created a dramatic interest in the artist's newer paintings; and while 2010 saw a sales surge in the artist's work, after her debut exhibition, Soraya did not exhibit in 2011, instead choosing to focus on studio practice. Announcement relating to any upcoming exhibitions have yet to be released.
The Golden Collection at UNICORN
Unicorn Gallery's newest exhibition 'The Golden Collection of landscapes and scenic art' opens this Thursday 19th April 2012 at 6pm. We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.
This Exhibition of landscapes, scenic art and nature-based paintings by some of the leading names in modern landscape painting in Pakistan: Fauzia Khan, Ghulam Rasul, Ijaz-ul-Hassan, Iqbal Hussain, Jam Depar, Jameel Ahmed, Khalid Iqbal, Laila Shahzada, M Arshad, Mansoor Rahi, Masood A Khan, Mughees Riaz, Nadeem, Naureen Qamar, Naveed Wazir Ali, Raja Changez, Shamsa Hassan, Tassaduq Sohail, Wajid Yaqoot, Zarah David, Zulfiqar Zulfi.
International Women day: Art Exhibition
KARACHI: An exciting and colourful art exhibition, in connection with the International Women’s Day’ was organized here at the Alliance Fran├žaise under the auspices of New World Concepts and Grandeur Art Gallery on Wednesday.
The innovative exhibition features the artwork of 12 senior women artists that include Riffat Alvi, Nahid Raza, Mehar Afroze, Hajra Mansur, Zahra David, Tabinda Chinoy, Naiza Khan, Durriya Kazi, Shami Ahmed, Shakira Masood, Rabia Zuber, Mona Naqsh as well as six young female artists, including Shaiza Qaiser, Sammer Sultan, Reem Khurshid, Marium Aga, Laiba Baig and Cyra Ali.
Art Book Fair 2012 at UNICORN GALLERY
Unicorn Gallery home to Pakistan's first ART BOOK FAIR will take place this year on Saturday, 18th February and Sunday, 19th February 2012. Founded in 2011 by Seemah Niaz, the Karachi Art Book Fair has grown in size and stature to become a premier art event where several important publications on Pakistani art are highlighted.
Featured Indian publications this year include: Let History cut across without me, Tyeb, Husain ki sari, Amrita Sher-Gil (limited edition), M.F Husain tapestry, Raja Ravi Verma - the painter prince (limited edition), M.F Husain book for children, The progressives and several other international publications.
Ahmed Anver's Painting Exhibition at Citi Art Gallery
 An exhibition of paintings and calligraphy of Ahmed Anver is continued at Citi art gallery Karachi. The show displays Ahmed Anver's calligraphic paintings done in beautifully adorned Kufic script.
The paintings depict Islamic architectural feature domes, minarets, arches etc in green, yellow, white and blue colors. The exhibition will continue till 24 January 2012 at CITI Art Gallery, Karachi.
Unicorn Gallery displays Farazeh Syed's 'Portraits' of women in Punjab
Unicorn Art Gallery Karachi will display the works of Farazeh Syed, an artist from Lahore. Born in Lahore in 1971, Farazeh joined the National Colege of Arts in 1991, and later went on to studying printmaking at The Gandhara Institute, Islamabad, as well as the Parsons School of Design and Art Students League, New York.
Farazeh has worked as an apprentice to artist, Iqbal Hussain. She has held twenty one group exhibitions and two solo exhibitions. Her current exhibition theme is Portraits of women in Punjab. The exhibition debuts on Friday, 13th January 2012.
Exhibition will continue from 13 to 20 January 2012 at UNICORN GALLERY, D-116/1-A, Block 4, Clifton, (Near Chinese Consulate) Karachi, Pakistan.
Exhibition of 49 Artits at IVS, Karachi
49 alumni artists of the Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture (IVSAA) recently displayed their art work at the IVS Gallery, reflecting their perceived predicament.
The exhibited pieces included architectural drawings, photography, mixed media, screen print, leather bags and ceramics. While some artist decided to pay an ode to the urban designs of old Karachi (‘Labour of Love’), others celebrated the vibrant hues the colour gold can lend to leather (bags) in their installations (‘Gold Love’).
Some at exhibits stood out for being unique and exceptional in their appeal including Alizeh Hasan’s untitled mixed media piece and Sana Ansari’s ‘Karachi Circa 77’. Other art pieces showed the skills their creators enjoy in a style that has become their trade mark (Bilal Maqsood’s untitled painting).
According to the IVS alumni’s statement, the show highlighted the personal revolutions we undertake, as artists and people wanting to be a part of the bigger picture, and this pretty much summarises the exhibition.
'Khujwa Recollected', Autobiographical Essays by Dr. Akbar Naqvi at Unicorn Gallery, Karachi
Unicorn Gallery, Karachi announced to launch the book 'Khujwa Recollected', autobiographical essyas by the prominent scholar, writer and art critique Dr. Akbar Naqvi on Sunday, 9 October at 4:30 pm. The Author will deliver a talk on the book.
In the book Dr. Naqvi recollects the journeys of his ancestors over mopre than a milenium. The book is an adventure into the identity of the author which is rooted in the basic values of his family, and the special study of the enlightenment in al-Hind which arose from Muslim presence in the Sub-continent.
Dr. Akbar Naqvi has a Ph.D. in English Literature from Liverpool University. He has written on Art and Architecture for Pakistani newspapers like The Sun, Dawn, and The Muslim for over twenty years. He is the author of a monograph on Shahid Sajjad, and wrote for the magazine Herald. Akbar Naqvi has taught the history of art at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture in Karachi, for several years as well as lectured at the National College of Arts, Lahore.
'Pakistani Art' exhibition in Pakistan High Commission, London
Pakistan High Commissioner to UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan has said that the response of young Pakistani artists to changing world and challenging environment around them proves vitality and versatility of Pakistani nation even in difficult circumstances. Mr Wajid Shamsul Hasan was lauding the efforts of the organizers and participants of Pakistani art exhibition launched at the Pakistan High Commission in London on Saturday. He commended the efforts of Unicorn art gallery Karachi for sponsoring the exhibition of works of 19 Pakistani artists under one roof and lauded the hard work undertaken by Seema Niaz and Soraya Sikander for coordinating this wide ranging exhibit of art work outside Pakistan.
Among the 19 artists whose works are displayed in the exhibition are Ms. Soraya Sikander, Aakif Suri, Khadim Ali, Ms. Maryam Khursheed, Mansoor Rahi, Mashmoor Raza, Ms. Mona Naqsh, Ms. Parveen Rizvi, A.S. Rind, A.Q. Arif, Musarat Arif, Momin, Ms. Nahid Raza, Tassaduq Sohail, Abrar Ahmed, Moeen Farqui, Ms. Tabinda Chinoy, Raja Changez Sultan, Masood A Khan, Tairq Javed, Ms. Sheema Ahmed and Qasmani.
The organizer a visual artist, Soraya Sikander was present on the occasion. Soraya Sikander is a prolific artist, who has worked, over the past couple of years in a variety of styles and techniques including: landscapes painted in oil on canvas, Japanese woodblocks inspired ink drawings on wall and paper, photography, video-stills and performing arts.
She counters the theme of war, presenting the opposite side of the argument. The artist works on location in Karachi and uses imagery of everyday scenes, interpreting these in various media to create ingenious works of art. Soraya’s current body of works comprises of video installation and stencil, graffiti on paper, canvas and wall. The artist’s work is a visual commentary on urban existence.
Three Thai artists display their work at Koel Gallery
An exhibition of etchings and woodcuts by three artists from Thailand titled ‘Believer’s paradise’ opened at Koel Gallery on Thursday. The display, which proved a refreshing change from the usual statement-oriented contemporary Pakistani art, will continue till Aug 20. The participating three artists are Panuwat Sitheechoke, Kriangkrai Konghanun and Arthit Amornchorn.

 Karachi Updates Karachi Airport University Pakistan City Map University Girls Beach Sea View Roads Grammar School Photos

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Karachi Updates Karachi Airport University Pakistan City Map University Girls Beach Sea View Roads Grammar School Photos

Karachi Updates Karachi Airport University Pakistan City Map University Girls Beach Sea View Roads Grammar School Photos

Karachi Updates Karachi Airport University Pakistan City Map University Girls Beach Sea View Roads Grammar School Photos

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