"I view art as an instinctive mode for me"
An art exhibition highlighting the work of eight Pakistani artists is taking place at the Yunus Emre Institute in Budapest, Hungary.
The exhibition, titled ChaharBagh, began on September 4, 2023, and will continue until September 8, 2023.
The event in Budapest has been put together by the Pakistan Embassy in Hungary, which is in accordance with the Embassy of Turkey and the Yunus Emre Institute.
One of the artists to participate is Sana Durrani, who is an artist from Lahore. Her work has been shown in galleries in Lahore and Dubai.
Speaking of her work, Sana said: “I love being creative and I view art as an instinctive mode for me to show myself.
“As an artist, my intention is to promote an intuitive and spiritual understanding of reality to my witness.
“My personal motivation is always to communicate with the lost era through studying spaces which people inhabit.
“This has motivated me to investigate the psychological impact of spaces including the human relationship with spaces.”
Another artist taking part in the exhibition is Minaa Haroon who has previously worked on a project which was based on the theme of inheritance.
Speaking about the project, Minaa had said:
“We are surrounded by the objects that we use, love, keep or throw away, according to our needs and desires in daily life.
“Throughout history, archaeologists have discovered various civilisations through their material culture.”
Minaa is a visual artist who specialises in miniature paintings, sculptures and digital work. Her work has been exhibited in a number of art galleries, both nationally and internationally.
The opening ceremony was attended by Hungarian dignitaries, art enthusiasts, students and members of the media fraternity.
The guests were treated to a Pakistani experience as they were served with traditional Pakistani refreshments.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the Ambassadors of Pakistan and Turkey, Chief Guest Peter Jakob, and the Additional Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary.
Pakistan’s Ambassador in Hungary, Asif Hussain Memon, shed light on the theme of the exhibition in his welcome speech.
He also spoke of the importance of art and cultural events between Pakistan and Hungary, before proceeding to thank the Turkish Ambassador for all his support.
Turkey’s Ambassador to Hungary spoke of the historical bond between Turkey and Pakistan and revealed he was in support of joint collaborations.