Landscape exhibition on Pakistan’s 75th anniversary pulls crowd at PNCA

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Zubair Qureshi

A landscape exhibition titled “Scenic Pakistan” kickstarted at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts giving an opportunity to the visitors to learn more about Pakistan through visual arts.

The exhibiton by Modern Masters included National Art Gallery’s (NAG) permanent collection to commemorate and celebrate 75th anniversary of our beloved Pakistan.

The show includes A.R Nagori, Ahmed Habib, Anjum Ayub Khan, Aqeel Solangi, Aslam Minhas, Bashir Mirza, Colin David, Ghalib Baqir, Ghazanfar Ali, Ghulam Rasul, Masood A. Khan, Moyene Najmi, Mukhtar Ahmed, Iqbal Ahmed, Misbahuddin Qazi, Mehboob Ali, Nazir Ahmed, Nusratji, Khalid Iqbal, Rashid Khan, Shakir Ali, S. Safdar, Ustad Allah Bux, Zubeida Javed, Zulfiqar Ali Zulfi, Zulqarnain Haider and Zubeida Agha. Scenic Pakistan is an example of how big of a tool visual art can be not only for the present time but in recording history and culture as well.

Accirding to a press release, the show is a splendid opportunity to understand Pakistan’s landscape and how each region varies from one another.

Each artist has a different practice along with their distinct visual language projected in their work.

Mr. Misbah-ud-din Qazi and Ms. Fauzia Minallah inaugurated the exhibition along with Mr. Ahmed Habib. One could see a large number of artists, students, VIPs, Government officials, press & media in attendance at the event.

On the occasion, art pieces from National Art Gallery’s permanent collection which have never been on display before were put on display.

The Pakistan National Council of the Arts was set up to spearhead the development of arts in Pakistan. The council aims to build an environment conducive to the flourishing of the arts, where the arts are accessible to everyone and artists and art groups have the commitment, financial support and resources to excel at home, and on the world stage.

 

 

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