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American curator Vicky Clark and Pakistani Art Community exchange ideas

Islamabad, November 26, 2016 (PPI-OT): American art curator and writer Vicky Clark discussed American and Pakistani art traditions with local artists, teachers, and students during a November 15-25 visit to Islamabad and Lahore. The U.S. Embassy partnered with the Kuch Khaas Centre for Arts, Culture, and Dialogue to arrange Dr. Clark’s lectures at the Beaconhouse School, COMSATS University, IQRA University, and the National College of Arts, Lahore as well as engagements with local artists.

“Kuch Khaas is best known for its dedication to the arts and its deep commitment to building bridges through cultural exchange. Our ethos is to cultivate relationships and artistic exchange which mutually benefit communities and strengthen our understanding of different cultures, thereby enriching our collective global contemporary experience,” said Kuch Khaas CEO Michelle Tania Butt. “We would like to thank Dr. Vicky Clark for sharing her passion and knowledge with local artists and students. The exchanges will hopefully open new avenues for collaborations between American and Pakistani art institutions and individuals.”

Dr. Clark also participated in the November 18 opening of a U.S. Embassy-funded exhibition of Pakistani art at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts. “I am so grateful to meet with so many talented and inspiring Pakistani artists and students,” Dr. Clark said. “The individuals I met in Lahore and Islamabad have introduced me to new artistic concepts and traditions. Exchanges like this provide opportunities for future collaborations and the exchange of ideas and art.”

The American Embassy is committed to funding arts programming in Pakistan because exchanging artistic traditions enriches both countries while engaging, educating, and inspiring new artists’ ideas. For more information about the U.S. Embassy’s activities in Pakistan, please visit https://pk.usembassy.gov/.

For more information, contact:
Information Office Public Affairs Section
Embassy of the United States of America
U.S. Embassy, Islamabad- Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-2082911, +92-51-2081136
Cell: +92-300-5012640
Fax: +92-51-2278607
Email: webmasterisb@state.gov

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