Durriya Kazi

ARTSPEAK: QUIET VOICES

The American painter Mary Cassatt moved to Paris in 1874 and, after a visit to her studio by the French... Published Mar 29, 2020 07:37am

ARTSPEAK: THREE DIMENSIONS OF WOMEN

“Aurat ke sirf teen roop hotay hain — maan, biwi aur tawaif” [a woman has only three identities — mother,... Published Mar 15, 2020 08:05am

ARTSPEAK: WORLD OF WANDERLUST

Dépaysement, a French word whose literal meaning is ‘to be without a country,’ describes the sense of... Published Feb 23, 2020 07:19am

ARTSPEAK: POET NATIONS

“The poet was the most respectable member, sometimes leader, of the tribe. Published Jan 19, 2020 08:23am

ARTSPEAK: AWAKENING INTUITION

The subconscious mind manages 95 percent of the brain’s capacity. Humans receive two million bits of information... Published Dec 22, 2019 07:53am

ARTSPEAK: THE UNCERTAIN MOON

The most mesmerising feature of the night sky is the moon, when it first shows itself as a fine sliver for a few... Published Dec 08, 2019 07:29am

ARTSPEAK: ART IN A TIME OF FLUX

Artists are naturally drawn to uncertainty, even chaos, within which they find underlying patterns or a glimpse into... Published Nov 24, 2019 07:57am

ARTSPEAK: ART AND CENSORSHIP

As a norm, society does not take art or artists very seriously — entertaining, stimulating, thought-provoking and... Published Nov 10, 2019 06:57am

ARTSPEAK: THE ART OF FORGETTING

Most people experience the anxiety and fear of losing their memory. Schoolchildren, orators, stage actors and... Published Oct 20, 2019 07:00am

ARTSPEAK: BUILDING BRIDGES

Bridges mean many things to many people. One can see our life journey as the building of bridges — such as... Published Sep 08, 2019 07:03am

ARTSPEAK: THE CREATIVE SUBCONSCIOUS

Much of our lives are lived in conformity with family values, social structures, local laws, political and economic... Published Aug 11, 2019 07:06am

ARTSPEAK: FAME OR ANONYMITY?

Fame and anonymity are two opposing aspirations, examples of which are found in the long history of creativity. We... Published Jul 28, 2019 07:25am

ARTSPEAK: WHO DECIDES CULTURE?

This question is easily answered when it refers to politics or business, whereby the authority to be a ... Published Jul 14, 2019 06:55am

ARTSPEAK: ART AND THE STATE

Art is often seen as existing outside the state. In Europe, this concept emerged with the Impressionist Movement of... Published Jun 30, 2019 07:05am

ARTSPEAK: GROUPTHINK AND OUTLIERS

How often have we participated in meetings or in social gatherings and felt pressured to agree with the majority? Or... Published Jun 16, 2019 06:38am