Ahan: Reviving rural artistic traditions

Ahan Aik Hunar Aik Nagar: Reviving rural artistic traditions

The fact that Pakistan is a treasure trove of craft is something we all know. But where these little gems of art are hiding, in which valley or village, how to pluck them out and incorporate them with modern life and its trends, is a Herculean task. “The levels to … Read more

Pakistani singer turned actors

Over the course of time, one has seen several Pakistani singers-turned-actors including the late Noorjehan, Arif Lohar, Adnan Sami Khan, Sajjad Ali and Fawad Afzal Khan. This phenomenon is not only seen in Pakistan but all over the globe with famous singers such as Elvis Presley, Will Smith, Mariah Carey … Read more

Imran Abbas: Flying Without Wings

Don’t get surprised if you spot the most stunning model of the town at the modest interior of PIVIC Saddar arguing at the absence of Roshan Ara Begum rather than rocking in frenzy at some lazy number of Beyonce Knowles at a trendy elite party. The popular Nawab Sultan of … Read more

Nomad Art Gallery exhibits Arif Khan’s calligraphy

An art exhibition entitled ‘Mystic Rituals’ and displaying the calligraphy of Arif Khan is starting at the Nomad Art Gallery, Saidpur Village today (Tuesday). Arif has the command over the classical styles of khatt-e-kufi, meqdaat, naskh, shikasta, divani and nastaleeq and he has participated in various national and international painting … Read more

Youth Performing Arts Festival opens

Friday, October 17, 2008 Lahore Defying the serious law and order situation in the country, thousands of people participated in the inaugural ceremony of the 7th eight-day-long Rafi Peer Theatre’s Youth Performing Arts Festival at the Alhamra Cultural Centre, Qaddafi Stadium, on Thursday evening. The festival showcasing over three dozen … Read more

Pakistani Artists Exhibit ‘Rag Paper’ Paintings in US

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum presents Karkhana: A Contemporary Collaboration, on view through March 12, 2006. Karkhana: A Contemporary Collaboration will feature a series of works by six contemporary Pakistani artists: Aisha Khalid, Hasnat Mehmood, Muhammad Imran Qureshi, Nusra Latif Qureshi, Talha Rathore, and Saira Wasim. The exhibition will be … Read more

Lahore Witnessing Art Exhibition Boom

With September approaching fast and summer getting mild, the art scene in Lahore is gaining momentum as three painting exhibitions are being held in the last week of August. Of the three art shows, one opened at Ijaz Gallery on Saturday whereas the rest would be held on August 28 … Read more