Mr. Partha Chaterjee, one of India's best known Art Critics had selected FOMMA's publication on Rabia Zuberi to be the subject of his article in the Arts section of FRONTLINE Magazine for November 21st to December 04th 2010.
An excerpt has been provided below with the full article, complete with images can be found here:
An excerpt from the article has been included below:
"In most assessments, Rabia Zuberiâs contribution as a teacher and organiser tends to overshadow her achievements as a sculptor and painter.
RABIA ZUBERI is a pioneering figure in the world of the plastic arts in Pakistan. She has done more to have art accepted as a worthy activity of self-expression in her country Buy Cialis than any other individual. Art in Pakistan was centred around the activities of three artists, Sadequain, Gulgee and Iqbal Geoffrey. Of the three, only Geoffrey (Jaffrey, really) enjoyed the luxury of complete artistic freedom, having lived and worked in England all his adult life. In a country constantly fighting off the stranglehold of mullahs, depiction of the human form has been an act fraught with peril.
Rabia Zuberiâs arrival in Karachi, Sindh, in 1964 as an impressionable 24-year-old from India was fortuitous. The city was bereft of a real artistic tradition. Whatever art was left in the country after the Partition of the subcontinent in 1947 survived in far-off Lahore. She came like welcome rain in a desert............"