The Outreach Committee of the Karachi Biennale 2017 organized the inauguration ceremony of TabindaChiony’s reel artwork “Peace and Harmony – The Yellow Flower” for Reel OnHai at IBA Main Campus. Dean and Director IBA, Dr. Farrukh Iqbal, art critic and Chief Guest, Ms. Marjorie Hussain, along with Ms. MasumaHalaiKhawaja-Chairperson Public Outreach Committee Karachi Biennale 2017, were also present at the occasion.
The event started with the recitation of Holy Quran, followed by an introduction to the project “Reel OnHai” and the “Public Outreach Committee”. Reel OnHai is an ambitious public art project, aiming to rescue and transform discarded cable reels into works of art. The Public Outreach Committee of “Reel OnHai” aims to make Karachi city look beautiful by creatively transforming the discarded cable reels into pieces of colorful art.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Ms. TabindaChinoy briefed the audience about the initiative. She highlighted the issue of lack of visual representation of the city and how this results in a lack of representation of the root culture and traditions.
Taking it forward Ms. TabindaChinoy explained the Reel art she made, “It has two sides with two different abstract painting concepts. One is named “Peace and Harmony” and the other “The Yellow Flower”.