Archive for November, 2008

Art Matters!

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

An Evening With Sahar Zaman, Art Journalist and CNN-IBN Anchor
Saturday, 8th Nov 2008 | 7:00 pm

sahar.jpgSahar Zaman has been a TV Arts Journalist in India for over 7 years. She started her career with Reuters Asia, moving on to other English news channels (such as DD NEWS and Headlines Today). For the past three years, she has been working as arts journalist and news anchor for CNN-IBN India.

Sahar is visiting Karachi this week and will spend an hour at T2F on Saturday, talking about contemporary art in India, art journalism, and the business of art. She will also present two short films: Out of the Box, featuring 5 contemporaray Indian artists, and a film about M.F Husain’s life of exile in Dubai.

Date: Saturday 8th November, 2008
Time: 7:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Anything you like.
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F)
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Cell Phones: A Different Way of Seeing

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

A Workshop by Leading Karachi Photographer, Amean J
Saturday, 8th November 2008 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

cellphone.jpgThe integration of cameras in cellular phones produced a true revolution in culture. Most cell phones today have low resolution cameras (although some already have up to 5 megapixels) but their aesthetic quality is different from devices that are exclusively cameras, which is why photographic language can be used in a different way.

An advantage is that we all have a camera with us all the time. This allows us to instantly record any event that draws our attention and we can share it with others instantly. This workshop’s intention is to use cell phones to make projects with specific ideas and to learn how to distribute them.

Participants will:

1. Learn how to use the photographic tools of cell phones
2. Analyze the advantages of using a cell phone for photography
3. Develop, edit, and present a project

Important Notes

Pre-requiste: You must have a cell phone with a camera
Workshop Fee: Rs. 350
Registration: Contact Rabeea Arif on 0334-337-0779 to register. Your seat will be blocked only upon receipt of advance payment
Date: Saturday 8th November, 2008
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm (1 Hour Break for Lunch)
Amean J’s Profile: http://www.ameanj.com/bio.shtml

Venue: The Second Floor (T2F)
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Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang!

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Meet the Cast and Crew of Chicago – The Musical
Friday, 7th November 2008 | 8:00 pm

chicago.jpgJoin Nida Butt, director, producer and choreographer of Chicago – The Musical (a Made For Stage production) and its talented cast for an evening at T2F. Learn all about the making of Chicago, listen to the stars sing some of your favourite tunes from the show, and all that jazz!

The evening will start with a performance of Roxy Hart, by the versatile Sanam Saeed, followed by Razzle Dazzle by the fresh-faced, charming Faraz Lodhi. Their vaudevillian vocal stylings will be accompanied by In Time, the jazz quintet that provided the backing tracks for the Karachi performance of Chicago.

There will be a talk by director Nida Butt highlighting the production process behind Chicago. This will include insights into the technical aspects of staging a musical of this size and scope. The cast will then share their experiences working on this landmark theatrical production.

The mics will be opened to the audience for a brief Q&A session, closing the night with a lucky winner who will win two free tickets for the January ’09 Karachi performance of Chicago.

The night will end with a viewing of the official Chicago promo.

Date: Friday 7th November, 2008
Time: 8:00 pm
Minimum Donation: Rs. 100
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F)
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Pedro Meyer’s Heresies – Part II

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Join us for Part II of the Heresies Exhibition
4th November 2008 – 18th November 2008

pedromeyer.jpgPedro Meyer’s Heresies is a retrospective comprising four decades of groundbreaking work by one of the world’s most innovative photographers. T2F is proud to be part of the Heresies exhibition – opening simultaneously in 60 museums worldwide in October 2008.

Mexican photographer Pedro Meyer is as renowned for his powerful and provocative photographs as he is for his pioneering work with digital imaging. Meyer’s photographs consistently test the limits of truth, fiction and reality. With the advent of digital photography in the early 1990s, Meyer evolved from a documentary photographer who created so-called “straight photographs” into a digital-documentarian who often combines photographic elements from disparate times and places to arrive at a different or higher truth.

Meyer’s oft-expressed contention that all photographs – digitally manipulated or not – are equally “true” and “untrue” has been labeled “heretical” in the orthodox documentary photography community. Hence the title “Heresies”.

The Heresies exhibition launched at T2F on October 21st 2008 and now, it’s time for Part II.

Date: Opens on Tuesday 4th November 2008
Time: 6:00 pm
T2F Opening Hours: Noon to Midnight (closed on Mondays)
Venue: The Second Floor (T2F)
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