Salwat Ali

IN MEMORIAM: ON HER TERMS

IN MEMORIAM: ON HER TERMS

The art world mourns the passing of Zarina Hashmi, who lived her life and honed her craft on her own terms...

Published May 10, 2020 06:42am
DISCOURSE: PORTRAITS OF A PANDEMIC

DISCOURSE: PORTRAITS OF A PANDEMIC

Art archives from previous pandemics provide us with insightful illustrations of the human spirit under duress...

Published May 03, 2020 07:08am
DISCOURSE: FOR LOVE OR FOR MONEY?

DISCOURSE: FOR LOVE OR FOR MONEY?

For many an artist, popularity typically coincides with profitability, which appears to be a practical approach to...

Published Apr 05, 2020 06:27am
EXHIBITION: A FEAST OF MODERNIST ART

EXHIBITION: A FEAST OF MODERNIST ART

The Wahab Jaffer Collection does not just reveal the art that he created and collected over the past 50 years, but...

Published Feb 16, 2020 07:51am
KB19: ART AND ECOLOGY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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