U.S. Embassy Premieres “Artwork for Social Change” Movie, Highlights Younger Pakistani Artists’ Go to to the US


Minister Counselor for Public Affairs Peter Brennan and Chairman of Hunerkada Faculty Jamal Shah view paintings created by alumni of the U.S. Embassy’s Artwork for Social Change change program for rising Pakistani artists.

U.S. Embassy Islamabad and the Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Community (PUAN) hosted the premiere of the quick movie “Artwork for Social Change,” which paperwork the experiences of 14 Pakistani artists on an change program to the US, 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 essential new methods of considering.”

Whereas in the US, the contributors collaborated with U.S. artwork activists, engaged in group artwork tasks, 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 find out about U.S. arts tradition, additionally they met with native counterparts to discover ways to rework an concept for social change right into a group artwork undertaking,” defined Assistant Cultural Affairs Attaché Jen McAndrew. “We hope this change will give the artists the instruments to make use of their artwork to make a constructive influence of their communities again in Pakistan.”

On the reception following the screening, the artists additionally exhibited new paintings impressed by their U.S. change expertise. To search out out when “Artwork for Social Change” will air on native tv, comply with the movie’s Fb web page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-for-Social-Change/712736475416732.For extra details about the “Pakistani Voices” exhibit on the Phillips Assortment in Washington, go to www.phillipscollection.org/exhibitions/2013-10-01-exhibition-pakistani-voices.aspx.

The U.S. authorities invests almost $40 million yearly on change packages for Pakistani residents. Greater than 1,200 Pakistanis take part within the numerous highschool, undergraduate, graduate, {and professional} U.S.-sponsored change packages annually. Because of this, 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 change packages, PUAN organizes plenty of occasions in Pakistan, together with group service tasks, management trainings, roundtable discussions, and group engagement actions. Study extra about PUAN at

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