There is no dialogue on drones – only jingoistic rhetoric or dreary statistics. The use of drones has resulted in over 3,500 casualties, at least 880 reported to be children. The use of drones thus warrants a dialogue, a two-way exchange of ideas and opinions. A group of students at Tufts University initiated a transnational conversation between American and Pakistani students via postcards and letters: works of correspondence were sent from students at LUMS and NUST to students at Tufts. An equal number responded back. This dialogue is now being presented in an exhibition format with postcards, letters and videos at
ArtChowk The Gallery, Karachi, on July 1 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.
During the opening reception, there will be a panel discussion on drone strikes in Pakistan, on the difference of opinion among people on the issue, and how dialogue between people – not governments – can raise awareness about the strikes and their alleged efficacy.
The exhibition will run until July 5, 2013.
The show will then travel to Tufts University Art Gallery in September 2013. Everyone is welcome to submit a video at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 26 or write a postcard during the exhibition and add to the people-to-people exchange. Come and join the conversation!
- Neha Ansari
Gallery hours: Mon to Sat. 11am -7pm, Sundays Closed
ArtChowk is a contemporary art company committed to representing and promoting contemporary art from emerging art markets through our online art gallery and curated shows. We are a varied team, of established artists, and some with a background in finance. This gives us a synergy that allows us to rely strongly on our own curatorial viewpoint and introduce and support artists looking for a platform to be heard from. Our goal is to bring contemporary narratives from Pakistan to a wider audience and introduce international artists with strong practices to the Pakistani market. ArtChowk - the Gallery is our physical space that houses the works in our catalogue and runs a comprehensive gallery programme, and www.artchowk.comis our online gallery that showcases the entire catalogue and provides news about upcoming shows and events related to the gallery.
Clifton Centre, Schon circle
Block 5 Clifton, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92(21) 35300481-2
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Taliban war in Afghanistan
Atlas and History of Wars
THE ESSENTIAL CLAUSEWITZ
USA,ISI,AL QAEDA and TALIBAN-Setting Straight Bruce Riedels Strategic Narrative
Mans Role in History
How a private English Company conquered a sub continent
Atlas of a great tank battle
Atlas of a bloody Indian Pakistan battle
A forgotten and Bloody British Failure
The Pakistani Tank Divisions Failure in 1965
Second World Wars Forgotten History
How Indian Army saved France and Suez Canal
Sepoy Rebellion of 1857-59 Reinterpreted
Pakistan Army through eyes of Pakistani Generals