The Hague, 19 December 2022 (TDI): Embassy of Pakistan to the Netherlands organized an exhibition titled PAKART 2022-23 at Korte Vijverberg 2, The Hague from 17 December to 8 January 2023.

Pakistan’s Embassy in the Netherlands curated the group show of Pakistani visual artists to mark the 75 years of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and the Netherlands.

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, Suljuk Mustansar Tarar in a statement said that Pakistan has a vibrant contemporary art movement that draws inspiration from the country’s rich history, diversity, and exposure of artists to global art movements.

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Furthermore, he said Pakistani visual artists through their work links, the past with the present, and projects their hope for the future.

PAKART will show a range of renowned Pakistani artists across different genres and generations showing the depth and breadth of visual artwork, Ambassador Suljuk added.

Moreover, the statement noted, like others in the world Pakistan visual artists also take inspiration from Dutch masters during their education or career and there have been cultural and art links between Pakistan and the Netherlands.

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One of the great Dutch painters from the Golden Age Rembrandt’s drawings were inspired by traditional Mughal miniature, Likewise, Pakistan’s leading painter Saeed Akhtar is inspired by Rembrandt’s work, Ambassador Suljuk noted.

Artists exhibit their work

Twelve contemporary visual artists from Pakistan will exhibit their work in a two-weeks PAKARt exhibition in The Hague.

It includes Atif Khan (recipient of UNESCO-Aschberg and Commonwealth awards for visual art), Fawad Jafri (painter), Imran Channa, Imran Qureshi (recipient of Sitara-e-Imtiaz), Iram Wani (calligraphy art prints), Jamil Baloch (sculptor), Naheed Fakhar (miniature painter), Nazir Ahmed (landscape painter), Noor Ali Chagani (works comprised of hand-made miniature terracotta bricks), R. M. Naeem, & Yaseen Khan (Painter).

The venue of the PAKART Exhibition is across the street from Mauritishuis Museum, a two-century-old Museum that has some of the best works of Dutch masters including Vermeer’s Girl with Pearl Earrings, and View of Delft, Rembrandt’s last self-portrait, Homer, and The Anatomy Lesson, and Peter Paul’s old women and boy with candles among many others.