Wandering Colours to go on display on September 1
ISLAMABAD: Wandering Colours, a solo show of paintings by Ali Abbas, will go on display here on September 1 at Gallery 6 with a prime focus on nomadic people and their life. The portrayal of images on realism capturing minor details in strong lines and play of colours will continue till September 14 for art lovers of twin cities.
Ali Abbas is not only a painter, but also a visual anthropologist, who specialises in the lives of people living on fringes. His work is a manifestation of in-depth observation and research on nomads in Sindh, especially women and children, that he presents using his visual vocabulary of bright colours against tones of black and wide, open spaces.
Dignifying the figures of nomadic people by art, he shows Nomads as classical models, people who are proud of their origins and their own culture, live in their natural environments and giving example of an alternative way of understanding the relationship between human beings and nature. His magnificent brushwork explains their world as a philosopher narrating an experiential tale, said curator of the gallery.
Meanwhile, Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) in collaboration with Ministry of National Heritage and Integration will hold ‘National Cultural Show’ in connection with Independence Day Celebrations here on August 28. The colourful show will mesmerise the audience of twin cities with folk and national songs, regional dances and stage plays. Local and known singers will present national songs to highlight the Freedom Movement and the struggle of freedom fighters in a melodious way. A segment of regional dances will highlight the vibrant cultural heritage of the country and rich traditions through bright costumes and conventional jewellery. “The show has been planned with the theme of highlighting Freedom Movement, heroes of Pakistan Movement and portraying the rich culture and traditions of Pakistan through performing art,” an official of PNCA said while talking to APP.
These programmes are a regular feature of PNCA to celebrate the national days by presenting a variety of cultural and entertainment activities to promote tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Pakistan. Such events highlight the memories of heroes of Pakistan Movement and their sacrifices, which led to the creation of a separate homeland for the Muslims of Sub-continent.
Besides depicting the culture and traditions of the country, such shows also educate the youth regarding the struggle of freedom fighters through soft expressions of art, he said.