COMSATS’ arts students exhibit their work in ‘Reflection’

Islamabad : An art exhibition titled “Reflection” was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tabassum Afzal, Rector COMSATS University Islamabad at the COMSATS’ Art Gallery located in the Islamabad Campus.
The exhibition showcased works of Art comprising paintings, miniatures, sculptures, prints, and a selected thesis created by students and faculty members of the CUI Department of Art and Design.

Professor Afzal while appreciating students said that the quality of work produced by students of the Department of Art and Design is quite impressive. He said that art and design are central to the translation of knowledge into products. He said that advanced countries have developed an appreciation of art and have made it accessible to the masses by creating museums and galleries.

Furthermore, he said that the pandemic has given us time to reflect upon ourselves and rediscover the bonds of humanity between us all through various expressions in the artwork.

He said that there was enormous potential in commercializing artworks to supplement the tourism industry by creating various artefacts and souvenirs that are a true reflection of the rich culture of our country. Speaking at the occasion, Farrah Mahmood, Incharge of COMSATS Art Gallery congratulated students on the commencement of their exhibition.

She said that the basic idea behind the exhibition is to prepare students for the practical world and provide them with exposure to criticism of artwork. Amna Hashmi, Head of the Department of Art and Design shared a summary of the various works of art on display and stressed the need for holding regular exhibitions. Several students, faculty, officers, media persons, and civil society participated in the exhibition. The exhibition is expected to continue till the end of Ramazan.