LAHORE - The annual Undergraduate Degree Show started in National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore yesterday, promising to show young emerging artists in a vibrant display of artistic experimentation.
PM’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sarjat Aziz and Information and Broadcasting Minister Pervaiz Rasheed were the chief guests of the inauguration ceremony. They visited the whole galleries and appreciated the work of the students.
All the graduating students exhibited their work from the disciplines of Fine Arts, Architecture, Musicology, Visual Communication Design, Textile Design, Ceramics, film and other disciplines.
Talking to the media, Sartaj Aziz said: “This exhibition is displayed all over the world at different art galleries and 90 percent students of NCA get jobs after the completion of their degree. It is a distinctive factor about NCA that the institute invites renowned artists from abroad to evaluate the work of graduating students before awarding degrees.” Many graduates of the Fine Arts department at NCA have found fame and recognition in Pakistan and abroad, he added.
A participating student, Sohail Tahir explained his work: “I have used junk metals and mushrooms to display this art and promoted my city Naran-Kaghan. It was my dream to display such art which represent the culture and beauty of my city.”
Fine Art is a studio practice-based, fosters a spirit of inquiry and provides students with opportunities to work within and across established and emergent disciplines and technologies.
These academic levels provide a synthesis of studio-based disciplines, leading to a deeper understanding of each student’s individual artistic practice. The thesis display will continue till December 22, 2015.