ART SPACE

 Basharat Bashir

Artist in the Making

Artist in the Making

By: Mohd. Irfan Bhat Mohd. Irfan Bhat is a promising artist from Valley who represents Kashmir in his own unique way. From district Pulwama’s Wanpora vicinity Irfan is making his name in the field of Sculpting. Born in an Artisan family he enjoyed making clay pots in his childhood. In a statement he said, “When […]

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Featured Artist

Featured Artist

By: Salima Hashmi Salima Hashmi was born to a renowned poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz and political activist and writer Alys Faiz on 14th December 1942 in New Delhi, India. During the partition in 1947 Salima left india and moved to Pakistan with her family and was raised in Lahore. She is a renowned Pakistani painter, […]

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And the award goes to…

And the award goes to…

A competition without consequence- Tourism sponsored Snow sculpting competition at Gulmarg makes mockery of artists, students of art

A few days ago, JK tourism Department announced a ‘snow Sculpting Competition’ to be held in Gulmarg and invited artists, students to take part in the event. The art fraternity, having already very little avenues and meagre occasions to celebrate here in Kashmir, jumped to the invite and began their week-long tryst with snow in […]

 Hashim Muneer Khan

Kangri weaving: The art of keeping people warm

Kangri weaving: The art of keeping people warm

Kangri or Kanger is earthenware encased in a wicker basket filled with small pieces of burning charcoal that Kashmiri people use to keep themselves warm in harsh winter. Kangri is like a moveable heater and kept in Pheran, a traditional woolen cloak worn by the kashmiri people to fight the bitter cold climatic conditions. It […]

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Ismail Gulgee: Featured Artist

Ismail Gulgee: Featured Artist

Born on 25 October 1926 at Karimpura locality in Peshawar, Pakistan, Gulgee went to Lawrence College Murree before entering Aligarh University in India for civil engineering. He continued his engineering studies at Columbia and Harvard University.  During his stay in the United States, he developed passion for painting and gradually began his journey as an […]

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Abed Abdi: Artist and Artwork

Abed Abdi: Artist and Artwork

Abdi is a Palestinian painter, graphic designer, sculptor and art lecturer. Abdi became the first Palestinian to build monumental art on native soil. His allegorical monuments in Galilee, honoring human fortitude and resistance, include a narrative mural depicting Elijah’s defiance and survival and a bronze Land Day memorial. Abed Abdi was born into a Haifa […]

 KI News

The modern day genius in Kashmiri, Urdu literature 

The modern day genius in Kashmiri, Urdu literature 

Remembering Basheer Asrar-

By: Mariya Younis, Hashim Muneer Khan Basheer Asrar, one of the most prominent and acclaimed modern Kashmiri writers who died on Sunday 3rd January 2021 due to cardiac arrest at his residence Bakshiabad Anantnag at the age of 68 will be remembered forever for his literary contributions and for the uniqueness of his work. ”A […]

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Artist and Artwork: Tagreed Darghouth

Artist and Artwork: Tagreed Darghouth

Born in 1979 in Saida, Lebanon, Tagreed Darghouth currently lives in Beirut. She operates as a socio-cultural historian, with a practice that focuses on the myriad cultural changes in her country. Darghout received her degree in Fine Arts from Lebanese University in Beirut, and continued her studies at the Ayloul Summer Academy at Darat Al […]

 KI News

Suggestive Measures to start Pre- Primary Classes in Govt. Schools

Suggestive Measures to start Pre- Primary Classes in Govt. Schools

“If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way the child learn”

BY: Gh Hassan Bhat No country has ever achieved a status of greatness without education. It is the only tool to improve the status of life and to make world a better place by eradicating poverty, unemployment and gloom from the faces of people around the globe. As far as Indian education system is concerned, […]

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Featured Artist: Zehra Dogan

Featured Artist: Zehra Dogan

Zehra Dogan is a Kursdish artist and journalist who was arrested and imprisoned in 2017 for her art. Born in 1989 the 31 year old artist and journalist Zehra Dogan was charged with “terrorist propaganda” which was an initial reaction of Turkish government on her revolutionary news coverage, social media posts, and her paintings. In […]

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