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Syed Mujtaba Rizvi

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  Imagine a huge blank canvas. A white surface that is ready to evoke and to portray, to accept on it every color, every brush or stroke, to depict every experience, no matter how intense or timid, no matter how vivid or bleary. Like life itself. Imagine this canvas reaching every corner of the world. Imagine it gathering different voices, different ideas, but the same need, same urgent, same hope. Now imagine this canvas, returning again from where it started carrying this time hundreds of visions and revisions and showing us again and again one demand: freedom of speech and

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Shahmali Begum : Mother of Maqbool Butt. From the series- “Revolution: Still in Labour Pain.” Acrylics on Canvas 30″ x 24″ Using portrait as a medium I am trying to re-discover mothers who gave birth to revolutionaries. Women – less celebrated, less remembered – who have been the backbone of movements that uphold human values and reject unjust occupations. We celebrate the heroes and celebrate their death as a symbol of our victory and continuation of a fight for truth, but we fail to celebrate the decay of these Mothers. What better place to start other than home – Kashmir.

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One of the artworks by Syed Mujtaba Rizvi. Title: “There is no flag large enough to hide the shame…” – Mixed Media and objects on canvas. [40″ x 30″] (Title is a part of a quote by Howard Zinn)After my birth in Kashmir, my family moved to Iran. We returned when I was five years old.¬†From my faint memories and from what my mother tells me, it was a strict curfew day. Shoot at sight orders had been enforced. I was too little to understand all this, but I do remember walking outside the somewhat desolated airport road towards the

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