Momart Art Gallery makes a grand come back
KARACHI: The Momart Art Gallery delighted art critics and lovers alike with a grand reopening on Tuesday, displaying works by 67 well known as well as young emerging artists.
Guest of honour former Governor SBP and current Dean and Director of IBA Dr Ishrat Husain, senior art critic and author Marjorie Husain, and senior art critic, author and journalist Mohsin Jaffri, as well as several others graced the colourful event.
Now opening with multimedia contemporary artworks, including ceramics and sculpture as well as wall based art, the gallery is currently exhibiting the works of 67 selected artists from across the country.
Participating in the show are legendary artists of Pakistan like Anjum Ayaz, Jamil Naqsh, Najmi Sura and Cassim Mapara to name a few. Encouraging young emerging artists as well as established artists to showcase their work, the show is themed around watercolours and drawings, landscape paintings, calligraphy and figurative work.
Speaking at the re-launch, Dr Husain said, “It is great to see Momart Art Gallery make its return in the emerging art industry of Pakistan. Their drive to promote Pakistan’s legendary artists as well as emerging artists is an appreciable feat. Pakistan is a culturally rich country and the on-going number of organised art exhibitions taking place in major cities of Pakistan and abroad is allowing us to portray a better soft image of the country globally. I wish Momart all the success in their future endeavours in promoting our talented and emerging artists both locally as well internationally.”
Momart Art Gallery Director Shammi Ahmed, who had originally established it in 1994, said, “It gives us immense pleasure to announce the re-launch of Momart Art Gallery at the new location. The humble journey, which started 20 years ago with art connoisseurs, has given Momart a reputation and standing amongst leading art galleries, not only locally but internationally as well. This re-launch would not have been possible without our talented artists, valued patrons and critics equally. Their relentless support and trust has enabled us to showcase innumerable exhibitions and offer a distinct platform for the appreciation of art in a culturally rich society.”
More than 50 artists participated in the re-launch exhibition of Momart Gallery emphasising the huge pool of art talent available in the country. They presented their ideas through fascinating use of the colours, ceramics and other art mediums.
Source: Daily Times