Paradise, pandemic and hopes.In conversation with Edwin Koo -Award Winning Singaporean Photographer

In 2013 I began a search to ‘Understand the Phenomena of Paradise through Contemporary Visual Art’ and my final MA Visual Arts dissertation withheld that title. Back then I’d excavated Edwin Koo’s paradise photography while rummaging thousands of paradisiacal visual art inquiries around the globe. I chose Koo’s work as one of the five case […]

When people shed like tree leaves

  Together or alone in the online world?  Journal writing – thoughts  From one window to the other – the air is the same. Sky is clear but we have been banned like the kites in Pakistan. Is the thread too harsh? Is the act too festive? Does it have a history that we don’t […]

Which bird is the real one?

#30secondread I put in these pictures here after the class today and went back to another zoom meeting (day light and weather had changed so took that one indoors). It was three hours long. I’m back again and now having a post-timed evening lunch with tea while I put this up. The ‘birds painted in […]

‘The flying carpet fell on the third world road’ On the show UNMAKING HISTORY curated by Leila Rahman, Saher Sohail and Natasha Malik.

The title of the show (art exhibition) is Unmaking History and it’s the first show that I’ve chosen to write on in this very independent platform as the work and the curation ‘poetically, historically and aesthetically’ – penetrated and perforated my mind.  Leila Rahman, Saher Sohail and Natasha Malik borrowed the research and publication center […]

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I’m not new to blogging, I made my first blog in 2013 and have been consistent ( only occasionally cut off) since 2013 – though I was never comfortable in sharing my blog with friends and family except for the ones at home. I have been writing consistently for publications, national and a few international […]

The dogma of creative controversy

Vandalism in the name of art – a news headline in Pakistan – an artist’s work banned in the current Karachi biennale – art intelligentsia and drawing room conversation. – Solidarity and unity in the Pakistani art community. This initial paragraph comes as a pre-text but is actually a post-text of an essay I wrote […]