Wednesday 11th May 2022

The Many Strands of Pakistani Art 1947 to the Present

Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm (UK)
Venue: Online via zoom Webinar
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Our next online event titled “The Many Strands of Pakistani Art 1947 to the Present” features Professor Emeritus Salima Hashmi in conversation with Dr Samina Iqbal, two respected doyens of Pakistani art history.  Their discussion will selectively provide a survey of Pakistani art history from 1947 to the current times, and aims to trace the roots of dynamic contemporary art in Pakistan and its deep connection with the work of precursor artists like Abdur Rahman Chughtai, Allah Buksh, and the Lahore Art Circle. The works of these artists reflect the simultaneous development of tradition and modernity.

The discussion will also include various socio-political frameworks and events that proved catalysts to the women’s art movement in the 90’s, and the rise of non-figurative art. It will further analyze Zahoorul Akhlaq’s contribution to fostering the neo-miniaturist movement, which produced world-renowned artists like Shazia Sikander, Rashid Rana, and Imran Qureshi.

Tuesday 24th May 2022

The 67th Annual Dinner of The Pakistan Society

The 67th Annual Dinner of The Pakistan Society will be held in The Great Hall of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3TL on Tuesday 24th May, 2022.

The special evening this year will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence.

Sponsors & Supporters

The High Commission for Pakistan London
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Bestway Group
United Bank UK
Habib Bank UK
EFG Private Bank Limited