The Faiz Foundation Trust (FFT) is going to organise an exhibition, featuring the work of women artists and artisans from religious minorities.
The exhibition, titled Making of Meaning, will start from October 28 and continue till November 4 at the Zahoorul Akhlaq Gallery of the National College of Arts.
The exhibition will be inaugurated by EU Special Representative for Human Rights Stavros Lambrinidis.
According to a statement issued by the FFT on Saturday, the trust will hold similar exhibitions in other provincial capitals under the Freedom of Religion and Belief in Pakistan project, funded by the European Union.
“The project aims to contribute towards the elimination of persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan and create an environment for religious minority communities to exercise all their human rights without discrimination or threat of faith-based discrimination or violence,” the statement said.
“The objective of the travelling exhibitions is to share visual experiences imbued with both religious and cultural signifiers. In order to widen the group to avoid undertones of ‘ghettoisation’, some women artists from the majority community whose works address issues affecting the minorities are also included. The aim is to create a harmonious aesthetic dialogue,” the statement said.
From Lahore, the exhibition will travel to Karachi and will be on display from November 10 to 15 at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 26th, 2014.