by Jovita Alvares

3. Jul. 2022

Dawn

The V. M. Center for Traditional Arts is a diploma program held by the V. M. Art Gallery in Karachi and is one such program that invites students to come and learn traditional South Asian crafts in an effort to revitalise them within the sphere of contemporary art in Pakistan.

Exhibition: Nature Nurture
By Samar Fatima
VM Art Gallery recently hosted ‘Scenic Route’, an exhibition celebrating nature in all of its glory and containing paintings from its permanent collection. Essentially a group show, ‘Scenic Route’ contained artworks from around the globe.
19 Jun 2022
Dawn
WHO IS AN ARTIST?
By Komal Tauqeer
The fourth edition of Champa And Other Intellectuals titled as Who is an Artist?, curated by Emaan Mahmud. The show features works by Noor Unnahar, Sakshi Kumar, Safwan Sabzwari, Syed Areeb Tariq, Hafsa Ashfaque, Ali Reza Dossal, Marium M Habib, Misha Japanwala, Ashir Bhatti, Amber Arifeen, Rabia Ali, Ammara Jabbar, Marjan Baniasadi, Anushka Rustomji and Jahanzeb Safder Khawaja.
15 Mar 2022
Nigaah
Of the Heart and The Earth, Nascent Journeys
By Jovita Alvares
As part of their long held contribution to the Pakistan art scene, VM Art Gallery has continued to showcase the emerging talent of Pakistan through group exhibitions held for the past 17 years. There is a wide selection of fresh talent chosen from various art universities all over the country. Many of these artists have gone on to have illustrious careers that span national boundaries. In an exhibition at VM, a select group of alumni were invited back to display their present-day work in a new group exhibition titled ‘Emerged’.
13 Feb 2022
The Karachi Collective
Exhibition: Rethinking Rabia Zuberi
By Nageen Shaikh
Rabia Zuberi’s sculptures bathe in soft warm lights in a dark sombre room at the VM Art Gallery. The exhibition, titled ‘Forms of Existence’, draws from the gallery’s permanent collection of the artist’s works that were created between 1970 up until 2012.
09 Jan 2022
Dawn
The Works of Women
By Uzma Nawaz
These exhibitions serve as an homage to the art of sculpture and the women who contributed greatly to its progression in Pakistan. Whether it be a love affair with the earth, or the contemplation of mankind, nature and society, sculpture is the potent chosen form of expression by the artists.
10 Dec 2021
Nigaah
The Works of Women
By Uzma Nawaz
These exhibitions serve as an homage to the art of sculpture and the women who contributed greatly to its progression in Pakistan. Whether it be a love affair with the earth, or the contemplation of mankind, nature and society, sculpture is the potent chosen form of expression by the artists.
10 Dec 2021
Nigaah
The Works of Women
By Uzma Nawaz
These exhibitions serve as an homage to the art of sculpture and the women who contributed greatly to its progression in Pakistan. Whether it be a love affair with the earth, or the contemplation of mankind, nature and society, sculpture is the potent chosen form of expression by the artists.
10 Dec 2021
Nigaah
Art and Talent
By Peerzada Salman
In the last two decades or so, Karachi in particular and the country in general have seen a delightful increase both in the number of art galleries and artists whose prodigious talents now dazzle art lovers all across Pakistan — and, in some cases, the world. It is thoughtful of the VM Art Gallery that it has come up with a group show titled Emerged, which has been basically arranged in honour of the gallery’s 17-year legacy of the Emerging Talent Exhibition.
24 Nov 2021
Dawn
Emerged
Emerged, a group show featuring works by Adnan Mairaj Malik, Arsalan Nasir, Emaan Mahmud, Fahim Rao, Marium Agha, Mohsin Shaikh, Raheela Abro, SM Raza, Shanzay Subzwari and Zehra Fatima Tooba.
11 Nov 2021
Nigaah
Master artist Bashir Mirza’s paintings of display
By Peerzada Salman
This exhibition aims to pay homage to the legendary Pakistani painter Bashir Mirza. His distinguished mark making, interesting subject matter and diverse visual language is a testament to his artistic excellence. By showcasing works spanning over decades, the viewer is given an insight into Mirza’s various realms of explorations and techniques.
13 Oct 2021
Dawn
Exhibition: Queen of Pop
By Samar Fatima
The exhibition, Gaaye Gi Dunya Geet Mere [The World Will Sing My Songs], is named after one of the songs she sang for the classic film Mausiqar (1962), which she also performed for the PTV show Tarrannum in the early 1980s. The show enjoyed numerous replays well into the 1990s. The exhibition, by artist Amara Sikandar, aims to honour Noor Jehan’s legacy.
26 Sep 2021
Dawn
Portraits in Melody
By Numair A. Abbasi
Aptly titled “Gaye Gi Duniya Geet Mere”, Amara Sikandar’s recently concluded exhibition at the VM Gallery in Karachi highlights how Madam predicted the lasting influence of her music in one of her songs. The exhibition underscores the common knowledge that her music remains relevant and thoroughly savored by audiences across generations and borders.
15 Sep 2021
ADA
Archiving Memories
By Ammara Jabbar
VM Gallery exhibited a group show titled The Tales They Carry featuring works of four female artists, Dua Abbas Rizvi, Razin Rubin, Sarah Mir and Zoila Solomon. Drawing from their personal histories the artists explored the transient nature of home reconciling with the fleeting states of the imagined and the real.
15 Aug 2021
The Karachi Collective
Exhibition: All In The Family
By Samar Fatima
Families are complicated. Yet they hold the key to who we are at our very core and where we come from. They are our roots, our branches; we can choose to break away, but their impact will always remain. This was evident in the latest exhibition at the VM Art Gallery, ‘The Tales They Carry’, one of the two exhibits up for view, which is celebrating young, emerging talent.
01 Aug 2021
Dawn
Perspectives
By Nayha Jehangir Khan
Perspectives- An Exploration of Pursuits in Photography is a four-person exhibition hosted by VM Art Gallery, Karachi. Each artist being showcased has a multifaceted photography practice where they balance personal artistic explorations of their travels with commissioned and commercial project contributions.
05 Jul 2021
ArtNow
Exhibition: Picture This
By Numair A. Abbasi
A group exhibition on photography called ‘Perspectives’ recently opened at the VM Art Gallery in Karachi. The easily identifiable distinct styles demonstrated by the four artists displaying their works prove how, just like with any other medium in art, photography can also be employed as a tool to raise voice through a range of aesthetics.
04 Jul 2021
Dawn
The Act Of Sigh: Group show exhibition at VM Art Gallery
By Nayha Jehangir Khan
In A Look has paintings by Zoya Manan, Aiza Ahmed and Neshmia Salahuddin.
08 Jun 2021
ArtNow
The Act Of Sigh: Group show exhibition at VM Art Gallery
By Nayha Jehangir Khan
The Tales They Carry showcasing works by Dua Abbas Rizvi, Razin Rubin, Sarah Mir and Zoila Solomon.
08 Jun 2021
ArtNow
Fish Meets Grill
Fish Meets Grill by Veera Rustomji at VM Art Gallery Karachi
25 Mar 2021
Nigaah TV
Fish Meets Grill, a solo exhibition by Veer a Rustomji
By arZan
Fish Meets Grill, a solo exhibition by Veera Rustomji. This is a story of disparate elements connected through autobiographical and fantastical accounts.
24 Mar 2021
Parsi Khabar
Fish Meets Grill
By TKC News
Fish Meets Grill, a solo exhibition by Veera Rustomji. This is a story of disparate elements connected through autobiographical and fantastical accounts.
22 Mar 2021
The Karachi Collective