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Wahab Jaffer Archive

Brief overview (-)

The Wahab Jaffer Archive offers a unique entry into an ecosystem centred on a community of artists, gallerists, writers, and collectors in Karachi, Pakistan, and extending to the wider South Asian region from the 1970s to mid-2000s. Jaffer built a formidable personal library and artwork collection focused largely on paintings by artists of South Asian origin. He collected correspondences and writings on, as well as documentation of, exhibitions and events of many artists he befriended.  A feature of the archive—FN Souza’s numerous visits to Karachi—also reveals connections that transcend and complicate national framings of art history.
 
Wahab Jaffer is a Karachi-based businessman, collector, and artist. Over the course of four decades, he gathered and organised ephemera and documentation for his collection—most of which now belongs to the Rangoonwala Trust in Karachi.

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Writings and reviews on artists, exhibitions, institutions and the art development in Pakistan between 1950s and mid-2000s.
Total: 232 records
Suspect Strokes
Reema Abbasi HAMIDI
Suspect Strokes
Focus on the NCA
Naveed REHAN
Focus on the NCA
Candid Canvas
S.H. RAZA
Candid Canvas
A Dialogue with Colour
Niilofur FARRUKH
A Dialogue with Colour
The Collectors
Sairah IRSHAD
The Collectors
London's the Limit
Hajra MUMTAZ
London's the Limit
The More the Merrier
Zafar SAMDANI
The More the Merrier
Know Thy Art
Amna QURESHI
Know Thy Art
News Feature on the Art Scene in Pakistan
Hameed ZAMAN, Sarwat ALI, Masooda BANO
News Feature on the Art Scene in Pakistan
A Blueprint Forever?
Safdar Abid Ali
A Blueprint Forever?
Smart Art
Sara MAHMOOD
Smart Art
The Business of Art
Rizwan QURESHI
The Business of Art
Master Calligraphist
Mashaal GAUHAR
Master Calligraphist
Degree of Freedom
Razeshta SETHNA
Degree of Freedom
Opinion Matters
Nyla DAUD
Opinion Matters
The Cultural Coin
Razeshta SETHNA
The Cultural Coin
The Collector's Club
Razeshta SETHNA
The Collector's Club
View to a Gallery
Nyla DAUD
View to a Gallery
For Art's Sake
Zainab OMAR
For Art's Sake
1999