Five Pakistani artists are visiting China to participate in a 15-day workshop-cum-residency programme and interact with Chinese artists.
Chinese government has invited these Pakistani artists on an academic exchange programme.
The Visual Arts Division of Pakistan National Council of the Arts has ensured participation of the group of five Pakistani artists comprising Akram Dost Baluch, Masood A. Khan, Aqeel Solangi, Zaira Ahmad Zaka, and Mobeen Salman Ansari. The exchange programme is taking place under the Cultural Agreement signed between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for the year 2013-2015. The visiting artists/ painters during their stay in Beijing, China, would be visiting important historical sites, museums, art institutions besides getting the opportunity of sketching and painting at the Great Wall and Bashang prairie. The artists will also have a chance to meet and interact with the Chinese artists at the 798 Art District and Jinhui Art School. The planned programme includes the opportunity to visit the Tian’anmen Square, National museum, sightseeing at Houhai and the Yandaixie Lane, The Forbidden City, Olympic Stadium, Songzhuang and Silk Street.
The artworks created by the Pakistani artists during their stay would be displayed at a specially organised exhibition, the formal opening of which is to be held on August 25. The participants shall be given certificates in a formal closing dinner.