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[3 Mar 2009 | Comments Off | ]
What’s Your Shanaakht?

The Citizens Archive of Pakistan wants to preserve the heritage that is unique to the country as well as to create a digital archive that will eventually be part of the Living History Museum of Pakistan.

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[2 Mar 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Chromatic Harmony

Arif Mahmood’s exhibition titled The Stretched Canvas displayed an engaging marriage of two mediums of art: photography and painting.

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[4 Feb 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Newsliners: Tribute to a Pioneer

Painter, printmaker, architect, professor and sculptor – the father of contemporary Pakistani art, Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq remains alive in the memories of those whose lives he touched in his eccentric but gentle ways.

The Indus Valley School of Arts and Architecture commemorated his 10th death anniversary on January 20. Friends, family, students and colleagues gathered on the campus lawn, around the sculpture bequeathed by the artist, symbolising his vision for the school. Behind the sculpture, a large unfinished portrait of Faiz Ahmed Faiz, which has been hanging in Ardeshir Cowasjee’s house since Akhlaq’s death, stood facing the gathering.

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[4 Feb 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Newsliners: Protest Art

Some of the boldest posters included one showing the swastika transforming into the Star of David – let’s not even try to imagine the reaction a Jew would have upon viewing it. Next, a poster on mass consumerism highlighted the Jewish monopoly over the global corporate culture, with the names of the corporations creating the lines of the Star of David.

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[2 Feb 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Voices of Change

On January 16, The Second Floor organised a promotional event for the anthology And the World Changed, in collaboration with the Oxford University Press. With authors Kamila Shamsie, Muneeza Shamsie, Fahmida Riaz, Sehba Sarwar, Bina Shah and Nayyara Rehman present for their readings, the small T2F platform was jam-packed with a keen audience.

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[2 Jan 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Calendar Art

Tweet International General Insurance (IGI) Financial Services launched their 2009 calendar at an event hosted at the IGI Head Office at the Forum in Karachi on December 24.
The event was inaugurated by Raeda Latif, head of marketing for IGI Financial Services, and was followed by an address by Riffat Alvi, a prominent artist and art director [...]

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[2 Jan 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Newsliners: Need for Speed

Tweet Lahore’s celebrities, car enthusiasts and media gathered on November 22 at Lake City, en masse for the much awaited launch of the Jaguar XF in Pakistan by Premium Motors. Guests were treated to a first-of-a kind opportunity to test-drive models of the luxury 4×4 Land Rover as well as the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, [...]

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[2 Jan 2009 | Comments Off | ]

TweetContinuing the growth of its brand in the rest of Asia, Nike recently launched its fourth outlet at the Mall of Lahore on November 28. Prominent among the Pakistani cricketing stars present at the inauguration was Shoaib Akhtar, who performed the ribbon cutting ceremony. He was accompanied by various members of the Pakistan cricket team, [...]

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[2 Jan 2009 | Comments Off | ]
Ode to a Mystic

Once the audience was equipped with the necessary information to truly understand and appreciate Hazrat Amir Khusrau’s brilliance, a selected cast of performers, led by Nahid Siddiqui, who interpreted the poetry of Khusrau in a transcendent display of mime and intricate footwork, set about the task of bringing the evening alive to highlight the achievements of the great man.

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[2 Aug 2008 | 2 Comments | ]
The Rise and Fall of Lollywood

A documentary explores the rise and fall of the Lollywood film industry from its past of successful indigenous productions to the creative scarcity it faces today.