Usman Riaz's "The Glassworker"
At TEDGlobal 2012, a then-21-year-old Pakistani musician and artist named Usman Riaz stunned onlookers with an otherworldly percussive guitar demonstration, and further captivated them with the knowledge he learned how to do it all online. Riaz...
Trinidad Zip Clutch
Working with silk threads on Khaddar fabric, fair wage female artisans in Punjab, Pakistan spend 48 hours hand-embroidering the graphic pattern on each Trinidad Zip Clutch. Inspired by Old Havana tile work, the 10” x 7”-wristlet features all the attention...
Osama bin Laden's Compound
Like any media-obsessed normal person, we've been riveted to the coverage surrounding the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, and especially interested in the descriptions of whereabouts that overnight went from "cave" to "McMansion." Curious...
Working across mediums—sculpture, video installation and large-scale photography among them—Pakistani artist Rashid Rana explores the singular issue of South Asia's struggle between tradition and modernity. Typically he uses a pixelated...