SARGODHA: The Institute of Art and Design, University of Sargodha organized on Friday the first national exhibition and a day-long seminar titled “Contemporary Art in Pakistan.”
The event aimed at preserving and promoting of contemporary art in Pakistan. The exhibition will continue till March 10.
Zarar Haider Babri, renowned artist and Lecturer at the International Islamic University Islamabad, Khurshid Gohar Qalam from National College of Arts (NCA),Lahore, Abid Hussain Qureshi, distinguished art critic and writer, Imran Faiz, eminent modern sculptor from NCA Lahore, faculty members and a number of students attended the event.
Addressing the seminar, Zarar Haider Babri said that organizing this event is indeed a commendable effort of the Institute that can help us promoting contemporary art and artists in Pakistan and building soft image of the country.
Ahmad Faraz, In-charge Institute of Art and Design expressed on the occasion, “I try my best to facilitate the young artists and people who are not able to exhibit their art work anywhere else. The contemporary art is a thriving business for them.”
Around 30 contemporary artists from across the country displayed their work at the Art Gallery, located in the Jinnah Hall of the University. These artists expressed their experience of the country’s diverse social and cultural landscape in varied and fascinating ways. They showed exuberance through more than 50 pieces of art work including paintings, miniature and photography which seldom happens at exhibitions, they thrived while displaying a combination of artworks.