Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) and Nomad Art gallery here Thursday displayed a collection of artworks to highlight issues and empowerment of women in connection with National Women’s Day falling on February 12.
Organized in collaboration with the National Commission on Status of Women, the events focused on highlighting women’s voices on National Women’s Day, through a group show “The Immersive: Untitled” – a select art collection reflective of women’s issues and empowerment featuring 40 artists, 100 plus collectors artworks and installations.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Nomad Gallery, Nageen Hyat spoke on the topic Women, Culture and Reclaiming our spaces to raise women empowerment issues.
She said, since 1984 – the Nomad Gallery is committed to the promotion of art and culture; crafts development and marketing; integrating human rights and peace; economic empowerment of women and youth as a central focus; based in the capital, Islamabad with scores of renowned and emerging, national and international artists having exhibited at Nomad with a collection permanently represented. Nomad also works with various partners and communities; from all provinces of Pakistan.
Artist Zoha Baig on the occasion spoke on awareness of mental health, while Umera Rashid raised awareness about breast cancer through her art pieces to break the taboo. Sabahat Javed highlighted the story of Natasha Baig, the daughter of Hunza, her struggles of being the first female artist from the north.
Director General, PNCA, Ayub Jamali said PNCA was committed to promoting art and culture and bringing quality events for art lovers of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad regularly.
National Women’s Day in Pakistan is on February 12 of each year, chosen to mark the first women’s march in Pakistan in 1983.