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ArtNow Pakistan Review

Written by Nageen Shaikh 


New York city’s Aicon Gallery exhibits works of fifteen contemporary Pakistani artists, inspiring its title “Sweeping Back the Sea” from video works of artists Omer Wasim and Saira Sheikh, the latter who passed away in 2017. The exhibition aspires to turn the spotlight on contemporary work from the heritage-rich country, by theoretically placing them under common social and historic grounds but almost misses to draw the works together practically, as curated in the space. It nevertheless educates audiences in social history, contemporary events, and individualistic studio art practices.