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Durriya Kazi

ARTSPEAK: BEYOND THE GENDER BINARY

ARTSPEAK: BEYOND THE GENDER BINARY

From 1954 to 1999, the advertisement of the Marlborough man — a rugged, lean cowboy smoking a cigarette — became... Published Jun 15, 2018 07:08am
ARTSPEAK: LIVING ARTISTICALLY

ARTSPEAK: LIVING ARTISTICALLY

Legend has it that the peacock, the most beautiful of birds, cries in anguish when it glances down at its ugly feet.... Published Jun 03, 2018 07:06am
ARTSPEAK: THE SWADESHI MOVEMENT

ARTSPEAK: THE SWADESHI MOVEMENT

In my quest to discover the origins of the exquisite tiles in my aunt’s home in Karachi’s old settlement Amil... Published May 20, 2018 07:09am
ARTSPEAK: RIDERS OF THE STORM

ARTSPEAK: RIDERS OF THE STORM

“0 to 60 in Five Seconds;” “Drive it Like You Stole it;” “Lose Your Innocence in 3.9 Seconds” — these... Published Apr 08, 2018 06:48am
ARTSPEAK: SEEKING ORDER IN DISORDER

ARTSPEAK: SEEKING ORDER IN DISORDER

Every so often we see a Banyan sapling growing at an impossible location high up on a tall building, like a poet... Published Mar 11, 2018 06:55am
ARTSPEAK: POSTER ART

ARTSPEAK: POSTER ART

The posters I grew up with were the wonderful psychedelic pop art posters of the 1960s and ’70s. They were ... Published Feb 25, 2018 07:11am
ARTSPEAK: THE GYPSY SOUL

ARTSPEAK: THE GYPSY SOUL

The first time I realised that gypsies were not just characters in a film but real people was as a child when my... Published Feb 11, 2018 07:57am
ARTSPEAK: THE IMPORTANCE OF JUGAARR

ARTSPEAK: THE IMPORTANCE OF JUGAARR

The basti kids in front of my mother’s house have become avid snooker players, except the snooker table is a cloth... Published Jan 28, 2018 07:33am
GALLERY: THE ETHOS OF THE LANDSCAPE

GALLERY: THE ETHOS OF THE LANDSCAPE

One rarely sees landscape paintings in art galleries. Landscape painting was always less about documenting... Published Dec 31, 2017 07:05am
ARTSPEAK: ROMANCE OF THE BALCONY

ARTSPEAK: ROMANCE OF THE BALCONY

Called ‘a space in between’, balconies are both public and private, and a connection with the world outside for women Updated Dec 24, 2017 06:52am
ARTSPEAK: A CULTURAL VACUUM

ARTSPEAK: A CULTURAL VACUUM

During a recent lecture I gave on the role of art and literature in Pakistani society, a gentleman asked what we... Published Dec 03, 2017 08:22am
ARTSPEAK: LOVE IN PAKISTAN

ARTSPEAK: LOVE IN PAKISTAN

Iqbal Bhai Chamakpattiwala was putting the finishing touches on the tram he had decorated in the style of the W11 ... Published Oct 15, 2017 07:11am
ARTSPEAK: THE ARTIST'S ESTATE

ARTSPEAK: THE ARTIST'S ESTATE

A family friend Katja Neuburger, who escaped to London from a German concentration camp, briefly housed the... Published Oct 01, 2017 04:25am
ARTSPEAK: LIVING WITH HONOUR

ARTSPEAK: LIVING WITH HONOUR

In a time when expediency often takes precedence over morality, we overlook how much of our daily activity is based... Published Sep 10, 2017 08:38am
ARTSPEAK: CELEBRATING THE OLD PAKISTAN

ARTSPEAK: CELEBRATING THE OLD PAKISTAN

Shall we remember? Shall we forget? Shall we look to the future? Shall we bring along the past? They tell us we need... Published Aug 27, 2017 07:53am