An exhibition that opened at the Pakistan National council of the Arts (PNCA) on Thursday aims to introduce new ideas to create a vision for Pakistan.
The exhibition, titled “Pastiche”, features works by Fine Arts graduates from the National College of Arts (NCA). A pastiche is a work of art, literature, film, music or architecture that openly imitates the work of a previous artist.
Zainab Mawaz, curator of the show, said, “We are living in precarious times, where we are defining our own spaces and reconstructing our imaginary worlds.”
Current problems have been highlighted in the exhibit, she added.
“The exhibition aims to encourage dialogue between the audience and the artists, and build a symbolic bridge enabling the creation of an exciting interactive art work,” said PNCA Visual Arts Director Musarrat Naheed Imam.
Imam said the artists are ready to encounter the challenges ahead in terms of creativity, the art market, changing geo-political conditions and social needs.
The works of Sundas Rana, Narjis Mirza, Faten Suleman, Nazir Ahmas, Rabia Ayub, Amna Saeed, Summaiyah Arshad, Tazeem Anwar, Maimoona Riaz, AfshanYousaf and Sundas Tariq will remain on display till July 2.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 18th, 2012.
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