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    Exhibition Review

    The Five Star Show

    The recent unveiling of ‘The Five Star Show’ at O Art Space Gallery in September has attracted art aficionados. The show displayed work of Affan Baghpati, Haider Ali Naqvi, Noman Siddiqui, Rabia Farooqui and Razin Rubin.
    Affan Baghpati shows a collection of discarded domestic objects re-contextualized for reconsideration. His idea is about using discarded objects that may have been once functional in Pakistani household but perhaps have lost their value, presence, and function.

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    Pakistan Art

    Gardenfinds One Usman Saeed

    Usman Saeed graduated from National College of Arts, Lahore in 1999 and from Royal College of Art, London in 2006. Part of several public and private collections, his work has been shown widely in solo and group exhibitions. Saeed was the resident artist at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris in 2005, Cicada Press, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney in 2013 and Murree Museum Residency, Murree in 2014.

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    Interview

    Mansoor Rahi: Flag bearer of Cubism

    What makes Mansoor Rahi a cut above most of the Pakistani artists is his serious introspection of not only the self but about also his art. He doesn't let ego get in the way of being critical and analytical about his creativity. It is this character trait of Rahi’s that has made him one of the few artists of Pakistan that have evolved in their creativity. Each phase tells a new tale about the artist’s thought, concerns and emotions and each theme is a bar higher in sophistication then the last. Born in West Bengal in 1939 Mansoor’s vigor as an artist is still going strong.

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