Two Exciting Exhibitions by KOEL this week

DSC_4419The first one at their gallery is titled Bereft in the Fatherland, a series of photographs, incredible black an white portraits of children from Macher Colony and a video installation, a loop back of the daily routine of children on streets of Machar colony. The exhibition highlights the conditions in which these underprivileged people are forced to live down below the poverty line and their innocent beautiful children, deprived of basic education, health care and nutrition, dwelling on the streets and we oblivious of their existence.

The other exhibition held at the home of renowned architect Habib Fida Ali is a marvelous collection of Chitarkari or Schist(Slate) stone engraving a collaborative work of Renowned Chitarkar, Muhammed Ilyas and Noorjehan Bilgrami.

chitarkariThe two masters have engraved intriguing designs celebrating our cultural identity.The repetitive geometrical patterns symbolic to Islamic art and carved peepal and Chambaily patterns in in their traditional radiations carved out on the stones placed in an aesthetically complementing environment, shaded under a thick cover of peepal trees in a garden of a beautiful, over a hundred year old building, is obvious to create a magically mesmerizing environment.

Both the Exhibitions will remain open till the 22nd of August, 2009.


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1 Comment so far

  1. بستنی (wasiq) on August 21st, 2009 @ 8:31 am

    the map says lily bridge…..?
    ya I know sailani free lunches will be suspended during the ramadan….but there will be free Itar/dinners….etc,etc…

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