The Washington-based IA&A’s Traveling Exhibition Service has organized a discussion with Saamia Ahmed, Curator and Professor, National College of Arts, Lahore, in Washington DC , as part of an upcoming exhibition that will feature about 60 art works by some 16 young Pakistani artists.
Besides Ahmed, the panelists for discussion on “Art in Context: Pakistan”, being held on Nov. 18 include Melanie Bixby, Executive Director, U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council and Shaista Khilji, Professor, George Washington University.
The planned exhibition titled “Construction/Deconstruction: Pakistan Emerging” is expected to tour up to seven American museums over a three-year span, and is scheduled to start in 2018.
The exhibition is a new initiative that aims to promote sustainable, long-term relationship between the cultural institutions of the United States and those of other countries. It also presents an unprecedented platform for these Pakistani artists to share and affirm cultural vibrancy of their nation, more known to the world for militant violence.
The work of these artists will include painting, sculpture, photography, works on paper, installation, and video projection.
The Nov. 18 discussion will be held at the International Arts and Artists’ Hillyer Art Space in Washington, and will be moderated by Wajahat Ali, host, Al Jazeera America.
The host of the event, IA&A’s Traveling Exhibition Service, develops and circulates fine art exhibitions to large and small institutions throughout the U.S. and abroad.