By Roy Lie Atjam
Pakistani art at the residence of the Ambassador of Pakistan
The Hague, on 14th October 2022, H.E. Mr. Suljuk Mustansar Tarar, Ambassador of Pakistan in cooperation with The Arts Society The Hague, hosted a special event at Pakistan House, the residence of the Ambassador.
Ms. Fatima Hadia Tanweer -MC, welcomed the guests and introduced the speaker Ambassador Suljuk Mustansar Tarar and the Chairman of The Arts Society The Hague, Mr. Andrea Perugini (former Italian Ambassador in the Netherlands).
The event consisted of a captivating lecture by Ambassador Suljuk Mustansar Tarar on the outstanding Pakistani art and its global presence, based on his recent book entitled “All that Art“.
Suljuk Mustansar Tarar recounted details of several leading Pakistani artists who up to date were little known. Remarkable was the experience of a temporarily colour-blind painter. Mustansar Tarar subsequently went on to focus on miniature- and landscape painting.
Suljuk Mustansar Tarar the man, who has studied architecture in Lahore, is a diplomat and a writer inspired notably by his father.
His works feature in The Friday Times, The News, and The Daily Times. All that Art is his first book.
Suljuk Mustansar Tarar indicated that the art market and galleries in Pakistan are not as developed as in Europe. Some artists make use of facilities in neighbouring countries.
The program continued with a musical intermezzo by the duo Letizia Elsa Maula, clarinet and Sylvia Cempini, cello.
Arts and Culture performances like this promote mutual understanding, and connectivity between peoples and could be instrumental in achieving global peace.
The evening concluded with a raffle, guests were treated to excellent Pakistani snacks and beverages.
The Arts Society The Hague and the Pakistan Embassy contributed to the raffle by offering art- and culture books.
The raised 1215 € was donated to the Pakistani Flood Relief Fund as a token of solidarity with thousands of people affected by the flood.