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Pakistan is outrageously fascinating, say Austrian artists exhibiting in the country

Pakistan is outrageously fascinating, say Austrian artists exhibiting in the country

“I am impressed by their excitement and enthusiasm to learn more about Pakistan," said the Ambassador of Austria
17 Sep, 2018

Ambassador of Austria Dr Brigitta Blaha inaugurated an exhibition of contemporary art by two Austrian artists, Anna Stangl and Linda Waber, at the Comsats Art Gallery.

Dr Blaha said it is the artists’ first trip to Pakistan.

“I am impressed by their excitement and enthusiasm to learn more about Pakistan. Linde keeps saying everything is outrageously fascinating, and I am sure we will see some of Pakistan in their future work,” the ambassador said.

Linde is a renowned artist and writer who visited the studios of Pakistani artists.

“It was a wonderful experience to meet the Pakistani artists, especially the famous poet Kishwar Naheed as well as the painters Farrah Mahmood, Zaira Zaka, Sana Arjumand and Raja Changez Sultan,” the artist said.

Anna, who conducted a two-day workshop at the National College of Arts (NCA), Rawalpindi and a one-day workshop on Mixed Media at Comsats, said: “I enjoyed working with the students, both at NCA and Comsats. I found some of them very talented and seriously working towards becoming good artists.”


Originally published in Dawn, September 17th, 2018

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NAQAD Sep 17, 2018 12:47pm
“I am impressed by their excitement and enthusiasm to learn more about Pakistan. Linde keeps saying everything is outrageously fascinating, and I am sure we will see some of Pakistan in their future work,” Indeed, an avid eye can capture the beauty of Pakistani art! Pakistani culture is a mosaic of artful expressions in all walks of life, from calligraphy to buses and trucks, from traditional to contemporary forms exquisitely expressed in architectural designs! Indeed, art is contagious, it brings people together!
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Zainab Sep 21, 2018 02:39pm
The most diverse and fascinating country I have been to till today! A heaven for all adventure tourism!
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N abidai Sep 22, 2018 01:23am
Pakistan has great potential ,may I live to see it!
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