Exhibition ‘Mind Maps’ by 11 Artists
An exhibition titled ‘Mind Maps’ comprised of select works of 11 artists was put on display. The works on display are part of National College of Arts (NCA) graduates’ thesis show presenting multiple themes and concerns from personal ethos to socio-political issues.
Asif Ghafoor, Secretary Ministry of National Heritage & Integration, at the inauguration ceremony of painting exhibition arranged by Pakistan National Council of the Arts at National Art Gallery, Islamabad said Pakistani youth has the potential to cope with the challenges in any field. “Today our young generation is leading the academic record at international level. I hope that opportunities are waiting for talented youth,” he said.
Earlier, Director General PNCA, Tauqeer Nasir said, “We are extending acknowledgement to the young artists with the hope that they are our future and will become pride of Pakistan.” These are explored in variety of medium, contemporary idiom, techniques and expression. The works are reflective of their experiences in life, notes from their personal diary and the situations they remained part of, usual or unusual.
They have exploited in traditional or contemporary mode or entirely exclusive in miniature painting, digital printing, installation, video art, painting, mixed medium & print included in the exhibition speaks volume of conceptual clarity, intellectual discourse, understanding of medium applied and technical skill.
The exhibits put together on display here at the National Art Gallery Islamabad can be considered a post-modern discourse that leads the budding artists to place their art practice in the global context. This is the 4th batch of graduates of NCA (Rawalpindi Campus). The National Art Gallery, PNCA is very proud to present the thesis show of the graduates every year and facilitate them with a launching pad to enter into professional arena.
The works on display attract and invite attention of visitors coming from varied walks of life and encourage the audience to enter into thought process and derive meaning from the works on display.