Salwat Ali

KB19: ART AND ECOLOGY

The second edition of the Karachi Biennale shines a light on the environmental crisis in Karachi Published Oct 27, 2019 07:03am

EXHIBITION: FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE

Muzzumil Ruheel’s calligraphic sculptures underscore how misunderstanding creates distance between people Published Oct 20, 2019 07:00am

EXHIBITION: MOTHER AS MUSE

Creating abstract compositions around old photographs of her mother, Madam Noor Jehan, Nazia Ejaz looks anew at Published Oct 13, 2019 07:12am

DISCOURSE: INSPIRED BY THE EAST

An upcoming exhibition at the British Museum in London re-examines Orientalism for better understanding of the subject Published Sep 29, 2019 07:09am

DISCOURSE: WAYS OF SEEING

Art does not show people what to do, yet engaging with a good work of art can be a humanising experience Published Jun 09, 2019 07:03am

IN MEMORIAM: REQUIEM FOR A MAESTRO

Jamil Naqsh gave new shape and brilliance to the art of his times. Startlingly modern and intrinsically traditional, Published May 26, 2019 06:14am

EXHIBITION: GARDENS OF STONE

Hamra Abbas sources the traditional art of marble inlay (parchin kari) to build contemporary metaphors that redefine Published Apr 21, 2019 07:09am

EXHIBITION: HORRORS OF WAR

German artist Otto Dix’s epic series is a gruesome and brutally honest depiction of war Published Dec 23, 2018 07:24am

DISCOURSE: REVISITING ISLAMIC ART

Interactive Islamic art exhibitions can make culture relevant and comprehensible. This is especially important for Published Dec 02, 2018 07:03am

MARKET: GOING, GOING, GONE

The swift rise and abrupt fall of the Abraaj Group sees its substantial artworks being auctioned off. It has a relevance Published Nov 11, 2018 07:06am

EXHIBITION: THE READY-MADE OBJECT

A group show brings forth multiple object-based narratives which can be read beyond their surface appeal Published Oct 21, 2018 07:22am

DISCOURSE: PORTRAITS FOR POSTERITY

The rise of photography dealt a blow to the painted image. How changes in art, politics and the cultural environment Published Sep 23, 2018 06:41am

DISCOURSE: LIVING ARTISTICALLY

Art reflects cultural values, beliefs and identity. It also helps to preserve the many different communities that make Published Aug 26, 2018 07:40am

EXHIBITION: GARDEN OF EDEN

The design of the ‘Wagner Garden Carpet’ from the Safavid era delights the eye and soothes the mind Published Jul 29, 2018 07:36am