Archive for September, 2012

Jumma Hafta Art Bazaar II

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

28th – 30th September 2012 | 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Jumma Hafta Art Bazaar is back! This time, in addition to indoor pop-up shops, we are taking artistic expression onto the streets. Over the course of three days, over two dozen artists, photographers, musicians, and storytellers will share their work under the open skies of our neighbourhood. Join us for a festival of creativity and help us kickstart a public art movement that aims to bring life and colour back to our city.

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JHAB II

Dates: Friday 28th, Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th September 2012
Time: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Melon Jelly in Tehran: A Conversation with Naiza Khan

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Thursday, 20th September 2012 | 7:00 pm

Artist, Naiza Khan recently returned from Tehran after an intensive, two-week artist’s residency where she was invited by Rybon Art Centre, an international platform established by artists in Tehran. Naiza will share the work she produced, as well as visual documentation of Tehran city, its everyday life and her observations on public and private spaces.

Naiza Khan is a visual artist and curator of The Rising Tide – New Directions in Art from Pakistan 1990-2010 at the Mohatta Palace Museum. She is participating in the forthcoming Shanghai Biennale, 2012 and is a visiting lecturer at the Visual Studies Department at Karachi University.

Melon Jelly in Tehran

Links

http://www.rybonartcenter.com/sn/residency/pt/full/id/1
http://naizahkhan.blogspot.com/

Date: Thursday, 20th September, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Suggested Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


The Revival of Pakistani Cinema: An Interactive Discussion

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Friday, 14th September 2012 | 6:30 pm

Pakistan Film Alliance, a community of filmmakers united to rebuild the Pakistani film industry, presents a conversation featuring Nadeem Mandviwalla, Asim Raza and Zeba Bakhtiar.

Pakistan Film AllianceSeasoned filmmakers and top industry professionals will share their insights on the art and craft of making a successful, commercially viable film in Pakistan; from concept to distribution, and the processes young filmmakers should follow to set the industry back on track. The veterans will also analyze the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats our film industry faces as it gears up towards a much talked about and anticipated revival.

Panelists

Mr. Nadeem H. Mandviwalla
The visionary behind Nishat Cinema (Karachi), DHA Cinema (Lahore) and Atrium Cinemas (Karachi), Nadeem Mandviwalla is an avid promoter of the Pakistani film industry.

Mr. Asim Raza
Ace commercial and music video Director, Asim Raza is now venturing into the narrative film genre with the same professional and technical finesse that sets his work apart.

Zeba Bakhtiar
Renowned film and television actress and director, Zeba Bakhtiar made her television debut with a PTV play, Anarkali, and went on to gain fame through her Bollywood debut ‘Henna’ in 1991. She is currently in pre-production of her latest feature film.

The discussion will be moderated by Meher Jaffri, producer of the latest Pakistani independent film, Seedlings aka Lamha. Her film has made waves in the international film festival scene, receiving two awards at the New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) and nominations in 7 categories.

Date: Friday, 14th September, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Suggested Donation: Anything you like.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Anarchism, Religion, and Resistance

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Thursday, 13th September 2012 | 5:30 pm

Join us at T2F for a talk by Omar Shaukat as he debunks common myths about anarchism, ponders about the uses of religious and political philosophy as a mode of intellectual resistance, and contemplates alliances between anarchism and Islamic theology.

Omar ShaukatOmar Shaukat is a PhD Candidate at the University of Virginia in the Department of Religious Studies, and is writing his dissertation on Kant’s conception of self-consciousness. He has also been a visiting faculty member at various universities teaching courses on Islam, Philosophical Ethics and Liberation Theology. Born and raised in the chaos of Karachi, he has finally come to embrace Anarchism as the only coherent political position.

Date: Thursday, 13th September, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm
Suggested Donation: Anything you like. Please support our vision of intellectual poverty alleviation by donating generously.
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Vasl Artists’ Collective Presents Art Jones

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Wednesday, 12th September 2012 | 7:00 pm

Join us at T2F for an artist presentation and screening, followed by a discussion with Art Jones.

Art Jones is visiting Karachi as part of the Bronx Museum’s international smART power residency programme. His work involves sound, installation, video and live performance and he will talk about his practice as an artist and demonstrate his works before initiating a discussion. He will also talk about his residency in Karachi and the final performances taking place this weekend. The performances will take place at various sites around Karachi and are the culmination of a four-week workshop that Art has been undertaking with local artists, musicians, designers and producers.

Art Jones

For more information, visit the Vasl website at http://vaslart.org

Date: Wednesday, 12th September, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Taqseem: Writings on Partition by Manto

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Saturday, 8th September 2012 | 7:00 pm

Zambeel Dramatic Readings present “Taqseem”, writings on Partition by Saadat Hasan Manto.

Siyaah Haashiay
Siyah Haashiyay is a set of 32 vignettes, each reflecting ironical perspectives on human nature in the background of the violence of Partition.

Gurmukh Singh ki Vasiyat
Gurmukh Singh ki Vasiyat draws a silent and chilling picture of the circumstances of one family as it finds itself isolated in increasingly troubled times.

Performance Credits
Performances: Mahvash Faruqi, Asma Mundrawala, Saife Hasan
Sound Cues: Hajra Haider
Sound Design and Direction: Asma Mundrawala
Poster Design: Naheed Z. Yahya

Taqseem

Date: Saturday, 8th September, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Entry: Rs. 200
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


An Evening of Music featuring Bell

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Friday, 7th September 2012 | 7:30 pm

Join us at T2F this Friday for an evening of music featuring the talented Bell boys.

5 years ago, 4 young men from Karachi came together to ring a bell for love and freedom. With influences ranging from the Beatles and Pink Floyd to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Bell’s music has evolved organically into a unique, mellow, bluesy sound. The band’s music transcends harmony and symmetry and is an embodiment of optimism and joy.

The Lineup

  • Abid Haider: Guitarist
  • Zeeshan Lalani: Lead Guitarist
  • Hazrat Shahab Hussain: Vocalist
  • Anas Alam: Bass
  • Alan Simon: Percussion
  • Raheel Mansoor Lakhani: Drums

 
Bell
Photo Credit: Kadir Khan

Date: Saturday, 8th September, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm
Entry: Rs. 200
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.


Cinema for Change: Miss Representation

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Thursday, 6th September 2012 | 6:00 pm

Join us at T2F for a screening of Miss Representation, a film that explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.

Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

Running Time: 90 minutes

Miss Representation

Date: Thursday, 6th September, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Suggested Donation: Rs. 50
Venue: PeaceNiche | T2F
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Seats are limited and will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. No reservations.