The latest art exhibition by Funun Art brings together artists from neighbouring nations India and Pakistan
Art is one of the main means of communication that can connect the world. It allows people from different cultures and different times to communicate with each other via images, sounds and stories.
Funun Arts took the initiative to bring everyone from different backgrounds and diverse cultures together through art.
A total of 40 artists, 20 from India and 20 from Pakistan, showcased their artwork depicting the culture, colours and tradition of their nation under the theme ‘Art Unites Us All’ through their paintings and photographs.
A variety of works covering abstract, modern and contemporary and photographs, each of which narrates a story, were showcased as part of the event. Artists showcased truck art of Pakistan, Buddha and Lord Krishna paintings from India, Islamic art and much more.
It’s is a unique concept where for the first time Indian and Pakistani artists are brought on one platform to spread the message of positivity and universal love.
The exhibition was inaugurated by His Excellency Suhail Mohammad Al Zarooni, (Chairman of Zarooni Group) along with Dr Faisal Ikram, (President of Pakistan Association Dubai), Dr Sana Sajan, (Chairman of Danube Welfare society), Mr Amjad Ali Khan, (Chairman Pakistan Professional wing), Mr Firoz Khan,(Chairman of Indian performance Art), Mr Faisal Abdul Qader and Ahmed Alawadhi (Renowned Emirati Artist).
His Excellency Suhail Mohammad Al Zarooni said “Arts overcomes cultural and ethnic differences bringing people together. Today is a very beautiful evening where we can experience such a variety of art around us. A vibrant and colourful environment gives energy and keeps the spirit high.”
Dr Sans Sajan congratulates the organisers for the beautiful exhibition and said “The most important thing is perseverance and this is achieved by today’s exhibition. This type of platform is required to keep the creativity high and bring everyone together on one platform. No doubt Art is the only thing which can do it best.”
Dr Faisal Ikram said “Art is the reflection of people and their social context. UAE is a nation of tolerance and this art exhibition is the best example of the same. Art also unifies differences and brings awareness.”
GM of Novotel, World Trade Center, Mr Anoop said that he is glad to host such a beautifully themed exhibition. “As we know art influences society by changing opinions, instilling values and translating experiences across space and time,” he said.
Organisers of the event Shiba Khan and Farah Khan said “We share large swaths of culture, and a common love for food, music and art. Our culture, festival, sports are so same, even our folk tales such as Heer-Ranjha, Shirin and Farhad and Mirza Sahiban are famous in both lands. Sufism, poetry and Sufi music are also well-known throughout Pakistan and India. Both countries are famous worldwide for their delicious cuisines. Behind each exhibition, there is a lot of hard work, from selecting the title, curating the artwork, creating promotional videos, selecting music, and the list goes on. But we have put our soul into every minute detail to organize this art exhibition.”
Mohammad Huzaifa Khan, the youngest artist exhibited his beautiful photograph from India, showing the train and railway network through his lens, and connecting it to the journey of life.
Khan Ayaan Abdullah showcased his photograph of a boat carrying number of people portraying the huge diversity of India. He explained it by saying that these people from different backgrounds are travelling on one boat, as is in real life. We all share some or the other thing in common.
Akbar Saheb, showcased the culture of India, Mujeeb Kehar’s painting “Art is freedom” depicts the unique picture of Mahatma Gandhi and Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
Somya Rastogi, Afshan Quarishi, Mankush Shrivastav showcased the Culture, Tradition and folks of India with vibrant colours. We can experience the true culture and its richness through their artwork.
Pari Sagar, Shushmita Dhruva, Sidhuja ( finger painting) exhibited the paintings showing the religions of India. India has multi religions and that can be seen in these artworks.
Adila Baig, Sadia Fahad, Madiha Khan, Ishrat Ara Keyani exhibited Truck Art which is one of the famous art of Pakistan. The colours used in the paintings reflect the beauty and vibrancy of the rich art of the region.
Sheikh Safi, Rubab Zehra, Sahar Shadid, Mubashara Madni , Anam Sultana showcased Islamic and calligraphy paintings. These forms of art are common in both nations. We can see how art brings all on one platform.
Amal Mirajkar, Sana Bano, Sabah Anees, Sapna Jain, Anjani Prakash Laitu, Anupa Bhambhany, Aparna Mohan, Nupur Jha, Ria Sharma exhibited their abstract form of paintings.
Humaira Hussain, Farhat Gul, Yasmin Naeem, Soobika Fawad, Bilal Siddiqui, exhibited Contemporary art.
Shiba Khan and Farah Khan, said their artworks show that “Art is a universal language that brings people together. Arts have the uncanny ability to overcome cultural and ethnic differences. It’s like gravity; it pulls us all closer to itself. It pulls us closer to each other.
With no doubt, art unites us all.”