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Honour killing issue to be portrayed through art today

KARACHI: A collection of 44 paintings and installations by over 35 artists will be displayed here on Thursday at Jharoka Art Gallery to highlight and condemn ‘Honour Killing’.

The interactive art exhibition will be followed by various sessions including video presentations, installations, poetry recital, skits, musical performance, speeches, meet the affected families and dialogues.

The show ‘In the Name of Honour’ has included the paintings that capture brutal incidents of honour killings and its impact on the society through various mediums while some abstract paintings depict stories of such incidents with symbolism. The event has been organised by RASTAY, a non-for-profit organisation, to promote art, culture and cultivate pluralism in the society.

Participants of the event include Maqbool Ahmed, M H Sulehri, Mohammed Ali Bhatti, Nadeem Noor, Nahida Raza, Natalia Kakar, Naqsh Raj, Noor ul Ain, Orchestra Music Academy, Rabia Dawood, Saeed Akhtar, Saeed Mungi, Shaheen Sultan Dhanii, Sharon Zappha Barfoot, Tabassum Rizvi, Tariq Kakar, Tashfeen Majeed, Umna Nabi, Yousuf Sheikh, Zahra Kazmi, Mansoor Rahi, Maggie Neale, Kausar Iqbal, Kaleem Khan, Iqra Ahmed, Ibrahim Khan, Hussain Chandio, Humera Ghazanvi, Haleem Khan, Hasda Majeed, Hajra Mansoor, Farah Adnen, Faiza Khan, Bilal Sayal, Ata Turab, Arif Khan, Arjumand Awan, Aqsa Majeed, Altaf Ahmed, Alina Chaudry and Ahmed Iqbal Qureshi.

Source: Business Recorder

Date:7/14/2011

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