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NOORJEHAN BILGRAMI

NOORJEHAN BILGRAMI: THE DREAM, DREAMT BY FEW

Noorjehan Bilgrami, a national and internationally acclaimed artist, curator and educationist, has captured the soul of Pakistan through her numerous multi-disciplinary art projects. She is grounded in the traditional crafts of Pakistan, and her atelier Koel spearheaded the revival of handloom weaving, hand-block printing, and the use of natural dyes. Gallery Koel has provided a vibrant platform for new and emerging artists, and Bilgrami has curated numerous exhibitions for the gallery. She has held numerous solo shows and participated in exhibitions in Pakistan, in the U.S., Australia, Korea, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and India. She was awarded the Japan Foundation Fellowship in 2000 for a comparative study of the traditional method of indigo cultivation, processing and usage in Japan and Pakistan. 

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PAKISTAN HAS AN INCREDIBLE TALENT POOL OF MUSIC

We are one, ‘cause we all share the same passions. As we celebrate the 75th year of our respective freedom from imperial rule, we also sadly are reminded of 75 years of division. Whether it is India or Pakistan, as people we rue the fact that we are on opposite sides and the split of 1947 is not just limited to territories, but talent as well. 

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On Gaudi's trail in barcelona

On Antoni Gaudi’s Trail in Barcelona

If there was one artist who decided to use an entire city to express his creative genius, it was Antoni Gaudi, the greatest exponent of Catalan modernism. The 19th-century architect-wizard seamlessly blended the Gothic and the French Art-Nouveau with Expressionism and crafted his architectural masterpieces. 

And the city of Barcelona was his canvas and muse, at once.

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