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Karachi Arts Council Poll 2014 Rigging

Karachi Arts Council polls 2014 challenged in HC

The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to newly elected Arts Council body on a lawsuit challenging the scrutiny process of voters and election results. Khalil Ahmed Nanitalwala had challenged the recently held elections on the basis of eligibility of 436 new voters. The court ordered that the successful candidates may take oath of their respective offices, however, the outcome of the elections and taking over charge of their respective offices shall be subject to further orders of the court.

Justice Mohammad Shafi Siddiqui issued notices to Karachi commissioner and Arts Council body for January 6 and directed the commissioner to file a compliance report.

The Shehr-e-Quaid Panel of Khalil Ahmed Nanitalwala and the Ahmed Shah-Ejaz Faruqi Panel were the major contestants, along with a few independent candidates. Remember that the Ahmed Shah led managemant has been criticized by the intellectuals and artists for misimanagement in Arts Council activities and rigging in Arts Council polls since past years.


"Major Miniaturists" exhibition at Unicorn Gallery Karachi

An exhibition of miniatures at Unicorn Gallery, Karachi presented works of fifteen artists that displayed their personal opinions and beliefs through variety of contemporary styles in miniature.

Titled "Major Miniaturists" the paintings depict images reflecting realities concealed in symbols and dreams seen with open eyes. Some artists asking questions, others have suggestions while a few seems puzzled and make other puzzle too. But each artist is trying to point out an issue whether political or social. Their themes revolve around history, culture, identity and Mughal period. 

'Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy', Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC holding an exibition titled 'Nasta'liq: The Genius of Persian Calligraphy'. The exhibition is the first of its kind to focus on nasta'liq, a calligraphic script that developed in the 14th century in Iran and remains one of the most expressive forms of aesthetic refinement in Persian culture and Urdu typography to this day.

The exhibition features more than 20 works ranging from 1400 to 1600. Exhibition continues from September 13, 2014 – March 22, 2015

Exhibition of Argentine painting in Pakistan, Maria Martha Pichel displays her 40 paintings

The Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Islamabad is holding another exhibition of Argentine painting in Pakistan, where argentine artist Maria Martha Pichel exposed more than 40 paintings. In Pichel’s painting, human figure predominates in all its forms with visible expressionist features.

She debuts with her first exhibition in 1982 at the Soudan Gallery, the following year she starts working as a draftswoman at the Favaloro Foundation, illustrating for anatomy and cardiovascular surgery books; she then is granted a scholarship to study at the Center of Visual Arts of Buenos Aires.

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Governor Sindh raised Arts Council grant

Governor Sindh raised Arts Council Karachi grant

The Governor Sindh has raised the annual grant of Arts Council of Pakistan (ACP) Karachi from Rs 28 million to Rs 35 million.
Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad after administering oath on newly-elected ACP office bearers and members of governing body also announced that he will make the famous Faizee Rahamin Art Gallery a part of the ACP.
Dr Ishrat said he would even approach the private sector for assistance in completion of ongoing projects being carried out by the council. .

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Now and Upcoming Events

The International Exhibition of Calligraphy' 2015
12th March – 12th April, 2015, the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy, Moscow

'Determination', solo show of Muhammad Ismail Art Chowk The Gallery presents 'Determination', solo show of Muhammad Ismail 18-30 Nov, 2014, 5:00 pm

The Art of Our Time: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collections Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
September 23, 2014–May 3, 2015

7th Edition of India Art Fair NSIC Exhibition Grounds, New Delhi 110020
29th January, 1st February, 2015

Major Miniaturists: modern miniature paintings Unicorn Gallery, D116/1A, Block 4, Clifton, Karachi
20th - 30th November, 2014