IIn the global, pluralistic era, the need for cultural expression has grown. Nations now seek to present a softer image in international affairs in order to promote mutually beneficial relations. Cultural diplomacy has thus become an important component of international engagement.
Highlighting creative sentiment and communal assets can help build cultural diversity and a sense of trust and acceptance. Thoughts of mutual understanding are the key to a harmonious world.
For the sake of art, An exhibition by Rahat Naveed Masood and Amna Pataudi, a platform to promote Pakistani art nationally and internationally, was organized to showcase Pakistani modern art in Tanzania. Borrowing the concept of ‘safari’ from Arabic roots – adventure and adventure, the exhibition proved to be a means of exploring new horizons of world art and conquest, inspiring audiences with the excitement of Pakistani art. Able to do and the abilities of our artists
Exhibition title, Sail: Contemporary Art from Pakistan, And the attitude of the curators is reminiscent of Rumi:
One day when the wind is perfect,
The cell just needs to be opened and the world is full of beauty.
Today is such a day.
Sail: Contemporary art from Pakistan. Tried to capture the essence of such a day. Soaked in the spirit of creativity, catching the winds in their sails, discovering, dreaming and discovering, a group of Romantics threw the Bowlins and set off on an adventure.
Engaged with equally committed friends and colleagues, Art is always looking for ways to represent Pakistan and its comprehensive artistic heritage. The diversity of sources and the mode of expression only strengthened the collection. The ultimate concern is the simple representation of the extraordinary realities in which the artists find themselves and the people of their country. Therefore, the artists remained close to the traditional style of expression and implementation. Traditional techniques require strict discipline and determination. The collection challenged the prevailing notions of modern imaginative art, which considered execution planning to be an extraordinary affair.
The artists selected for the show agreed that thought processes, production methods and implementation add value to the work. In that sense, the group meets the unique Eastern aesthetic concerns of modern times. Exhibitions range from calligraphy and lighting to sculptural representations, scenes and compositions that bring together social, political, cultural and traditional narratives in unusual and foreign ways. These stories are deeply connected to our past. They live for the future by showing Pakistani art in its true colors to our current and live viewers.
Another important aspect of the show was that it provided a unique opportunity for young talent to share the platform with the more experienced. ustaads In Pakistani art, it allowed curators to present the views of several generations on similar situations. Thus the works of Mian Ijaz Al Hassan, Jamal Shah, Kaleem Khan, Irfan Qureshi, Rahat Naveed, Amna Pataudi, Sameera Jawad, Arif Khan, Ali Azmat, Maghiz Riaz, Sania Samad impressed the viewers. Young voices like Mezna Zulfiqar, Hira Siddiqui, Zainab Aziz, Javed Mughal, Saba, Anab and Aqeela Shirazi and Anila Zulfiqar added to the diversity. In that sense, the exhibition provides a good experience for its viewers, which gives them a great view of the high tide as promised by the title of the exhibition.
The author is one. Art History Instructor, Visual Artist and Jewelry Designer.