KARACHI: An exhibition of sculptures by artists representing the province and organized by the Sindh Culture Department titled Tarash opened on Wednesday at the Sambara Art Gallery.
The variety of exhibits is impressive. Parts made in all kinds of media – metal, wood, fiberglass, etc. – grab the viewer’s attention in no time, mainly because of the realistic vibe they give off.
Speaking to Dawn, Culture Department Director General Abdul Aleem Lashari said, “This is the first sculpture exhibition organized by the Culture Department. Before that, painting and photography exhibitions were held, but this time around we wanted, which is our main goal, to give the sculptors of Sindh a platform to showcase their talent. As you know, there are galleries that display paintings and photographs, but there are not enough for the exhibition of sculptures. So we thought that our gallery is a platform that could be used for this purpose. ”
Regarding the participating creators, Mr. Lashari said: “There are around 100 artists participating in this event but the number of pieces on display is 200. We have not given them a theme or subject to sculpt, it is an open event. Again, the reason is that we only wanted to provide them with a space to show what they are capable of. Also, if we had kept a theme, a limited number of artists would have come, and you know that a sculpted work takes time to be produced. We have also made the decision that if an exhibition is sold, the full amount will be returned to the artist.
He praised the Minister of Culture Syed Sardar Ali Shah for giving his full support to the gallery.
Exhibition curator Mansoor Zuberi, whose impressive fiberglass pieces are also on display, said: “The idea of organizing the event was to bring out those Sindh artists who are hidden (chhupey huay hain ). We looked for them and brought them here.
Responding to a question about the creative spirit of artists in the province, he pointed out that this kind of work has spiritual elements (roohani hota hai).
The exhibition ends on October 31.
Posted in Dawn, October 28, 2021