Exhibition displaying works of 80 young artists opened at PNCA

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 19 (APP): An exhibition of contemporary
Pakistani art was opened here at Pakistan National Council of
Arts to display the works of 80 young artists from across Pakistan.
American Ambassador in Pakistan David Hale and Director
General Pakistan National Council of the Arts Syed Jamal Shah opened
the exhibition on Friday night, said a press release.
The exhibit, titled “Open Field,” was funded by the American
Embassy.
“This exhibit shows the vitality of the Pakistani arts
community and its ability to conserve and reflect its rich creative
heritage while inventing new forms of expression for today,” said
Ambassador Hale.
The exhibit, which was organized by the Kuch Khaas Center for
Arts, Culture, and Dialogue, will remain on display at PNCA for two
months.
“The artwork on display in `Open Field’ is representative of
the ways in which artists, operating fully within art-world
conventions, have begun to ask new questions and to open up spaces
for the formation of new processes,” said exhibit curator Aasim
Akhtar.
One sign of the vitality of the Pakistani arts community is
its ability to conserve its great creative heritage while inventing
new forms of expression for today.
The American Embassy spends over 100 million rupees annually
to fund arts programming in Pakistan, introducing Pakistanis and
Americans to each other’s artistic traditions.