Pakistani artists to the USA

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U.S. Embassy Islamabad and the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Community (PUAN) hosted the premiere of the brief movie “Artwork for Social Change,” which paperwork the experiences of 14 Pakistani artists on an trade program to the USA, on January 24 on the Serena Resort in Islamabad. The 14 artists signify a bigger group of rising artists whose work appeared within the “Pakistani Voices” exhibit on the Phillips Assortment in Washington, D.C.

“The artists used a silent but highly effective medium to share their tradition with an American viewers, to interact in a cultural dialogue,” stated U.S. Embassy Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Peter Brennan on the premiere. “All of the artists whose work was chosen for this exhibit are to be counseled for his or her fearlessness in calling consideration to the struggles of on a regular basis individuals, and highlighting crucial new methods of considering.”

Whereas in the USA, the individuals collaborated with U.S. artwork activists, engaged in group artwork initiatives, and explored methods to make use of their artwork to advertise key social points of their communities.

“Not solely did the artists have the possibility to study U.S. arts tradition, additionally they met with native counterparts to discover ways to remodel an thought for social change right into a group artwork mission,” defined Assistant Cultural Affairs Attaché Jen McAndrew. “We hope this trade will give the artists the instruments to make use of their artwork to make a optimistic influence of their communities again in Pakistan.”

On the reception following the screening, the artists additionally exhibited new paintings impressed by their U.S. trade expertise.

The U.S. authorities invests practically $40 million yearly on trade applications for Pakistani residents. Greater than 1,200 Pakistanis take part within the varied highschool, undergraduate, graduate, {and professional} U.S.-sponsored trade applications every year. Consequently, the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Community is likely one of the largest U.S. alumni networks on this planet.

Consisting of greater than 13,0000 college students and professionals who’ve participated in U.S. government-sponsored trade applications, PUAN organizes quite a lot of occasions in Pakistan, together with group service initiatives, management trainings, roundtable discussions, and group engagement actions

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