Modern Art exhibition “Eighth Garden” opened at IAC

Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) The Institute for Art and Culture is hosting a spectacular exhibition comprising of exquisite art work highlighting the innovative themes of modern art by seasoned artists at its campus gallery on Raiwind road Lahore. The exhibition is a collateral of the Lahore Biennale Foundation, LBF-02, and was inaugurated by Mr. Syed Shahid Ali, Chancellor of IAC on the 29 January, 2020.

It features works of distinguished artists including Risham Syed, Masooma Syed, Nusra Latif Qureshi, Sania Samad, Humaira Abid, Usman Saeed and Asif Sharif. It also provides a platform for the younger, promising lot of the Lahore art scene like Faseeh Saleem, Sadqain, Sameen Agha, Shuja ul Haq and Shahzad Ali to display their artwork for the ever- growing audience of art in the historical city of Lahore.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sajida Haider Vandal welcomed guests at the occasion and said that the IAC was proud to host an exhibition that aligns with the Institute’s search for an expression that moves forward combining knowledge that has been passed down to us through the centuries, with what the present-day science and technology have to offer.

The curator, Dr. Sadia Pasha Kamran, briefed the guests about The Eighth Garden exhibition, which to her is a utopian space that one desires to be in, a safe haven for the practitioners of conventional arts and crafts. She said that, “The garden is an ever-changing entity, where plants grow, yield flowers and fruits. They wilt and die and new seeds are sown and tendered. Similarly, art practices are adopted, they are appropriated they become tradition only to be replaced by the new and the novel; the modern.”

The exhibition received immense response from the audience and participants who appreciated the beautiful thematic art work. The exhibition will remain open till 20 February, 2020.