A group of 17 Pakistani artists showcased their work in Mumbai alongside four leading Indian artists, in an exhibition organised by Gallery 6 which opened on Wednesday at the spacious gallery of PL Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy.
Being the first collaborative exhibition with any country, Gallery 6 aims to make it memorable. The show has been organised in partnership with an independent organisation International Creative Art Center (ICAC) in Mumbai is being led by Ravindra Mardia, a former industrialist who has now focused his attention towards the promotion of art.
ICAC excels in showcasing the work of artists belonging to various age groups and genre and has been consistently supported and encouraged by the senior Indian artists in doing so.
The Pakistani artists which taking part in the exhibition are Abid Hasan, Abrar Ahmed, Akram Spaul, Aqeel Solangi, Arjumand Faisel, Hajra Mansoor, Irfan Gul Dahri, Mussarrat Nahid Imam, Masood A Khan, Mughees Riaz, Mudassar Manzoor, Mutaib Shah, Mansoor Rahi, Omar Farid, RM Naeem, Sana Arjumand and Wahab Jaffar. The Indian artists are Jatin Das, Lalita Lazmi, Vinay Sharma and Vinod Sharma.
Gallery 6, which was established in March 2008, is the largest private art gallery in Islamabad, showcasing a large collection of paintings, prints and sculptures by established and amateur artists.
Pakistan and India, which have many common cultural grounds, have been exchanging artists belonging to different fields of art. Being Gallery 6’s first exhibition in collaboration with any other country, this exchange is aimed at strengthening ties between the two countries. The exhibition ends on Monday.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 11th, 2013.
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