National History Museum – A Curatorial Project by the Citizen’s Archive of Pakistan

Text | Sara Yawar–Visuals | Courtesy of Citizens Archive Pakistan–Issue 48 of ADA Magazine– The National History Museum (NHM), a project initiated by the Government of Punjab, was inaugurated on the 17th of April, 2018 in Lahore. Curated by the Citizen’s Archive of Pakistan, this project aimed to honor Pakistan’s history dating up to the…

2018

And keep safe guard over your ill-gotten loot…. – The Dante Club Acrylics on canvas And keep safe guard over your ill-gotten loot…. (pt. 2) Acrylics on canvas The Ebony Clock from the Western Chamber – The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe Acrylics on canvas The Western Chamber – The Masque…

Art in the Era of Covid’19

Text | Sara Yawar–Visuals | Courtesy The News, Vasl Artist’s Association, Pro Helvetia New Delhi and Canvas Gallery–Issue 56 of ADA Magazine– Since the emergence of the Coronavirus, the world has been thrown into a social and economic quagmire. Various industries collapsed while the lives of millions of people have crumbled under the weight of…

Queer Ideologies

Text & Visuals | Sara Yawar–Issue 49 of ADA Magazine– This year, a great number of queer artists have showcased their work in Karachi, Pakistan. Topics like sexuality, space and gender have been addressed with each artist having their own particular language and visual imagery.  In this particular article a few artists will be focused…

Political Ambiguities – Finding Jinnah Through a Creative Lens

By Sara Yawar Posted on July 30, 2021 Muhammad Ali Jinnah is a political icon, or should one say an idol, whose life has been extensively written about by various literary scholars. In order to garner knowledge about the first Governor-General of Pakistan, innumerable interpretations have been made about Jinnah’s persona, considering that he survived only…

“Kitni Door?” Zine

A zine created by Purvai Aranya and myself in collaboration with The Pind Collective.