This week feature most prominently the upcoming elections! If you are looking for something to educate yourself – you can attend the talk at T2F about the constitutional framework. This week one can also enroll in guitar/art classes to enhance their skill-set. If you’re looking to indulge in some retail therapy, you can hit up the Shamaeel Ansari exhibition to pick up something for summer wedding season.

Shamaeel Ansari Exhibition

Shamaeel Ansari is holding an Exhibition showcasing her La Vie En Rose, Blue Tulip and Darogha collection. This exhibition would definitely be a go-to if you’re looking for luxury pret or wedding attire for the ongoing summer weddings!

Date: 19th – 24th June
Time: 12 PM to 6 PM
Venue: Shamaeel Ansari Studio ( F-15 Kehkeshan Scheme 5, Block 4, Clifton, Karachi)
Contact number: 0332-7293185

Retune Your Sundays: Basic Guitar Workshop with Ahmer Amir

Learn how to play guitar in three months with Ahmer Amir aka Bunny! Join us every Sunday at T2F staring Sunday 15th July 2018 from 12 pm – 1:30pm

Date: Sunday, 15th July 2018 – Sunday, 30th September 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Place: The Second Floor (T2F)
Registration Fee: Rs. 9000/- (for three months)
Age Group: Teenagers and Adults

Artistic Workshop at The Grid

Paint your Mind
We will be holding an introductory Artistic Workshop by Shaila Rashid at The Grid Club.
She is a qualified Artist from Italy who had 10 years of experience in finearts.
This one-time workshop which will be an opportunity to get a taste of paint and art therapy, especially for those who are interested in joining the upcoming courses.
Charges: 3000/-
First 5 Students will get 15% off
You will get free materials to Paint.
Payment in Advance.
For more details you can contact on this num 0332-2226462

Film Screening: BASTA (LUMS Annual Film)

BASTA – a film inspired by Intizar Hussain’s works

What if you wake up in a strange cafe one night and don’t remember how long you’ve been there and whose bag it is you’re holding onto? What if the color of your clothes doesn’t match your bag, and you do not know how long you had been asleep? And what if you meet a strange man who claims you know him, but you don’t?

About the Film:
“Basta” is LUMS Media Arts Society’s annual film which is first of its kind in Pakistan due to its experimental nature. This half an hour long minimalist short by the makers of last year’s acclaimed Mabel aur Mein explores ideas of time, fate and ego through two characters stuck in a room. It will be followed by a brief talk/networking/Q&A session with the makers about the ideas behind the film and its making, the state of student independent filmmaking in Pakistan and how to shoot a film against all odds.

Date: Sunday, 22nd July 2018
Time: 06:00PM – 08:00 PM
Place: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Free!

Constitutional Framework for Parliamentary Elections’18

The upcoming parliamentary elections to be held on 25th July 2018 will mark the second consecutive democratic transition of power in the history of Pakistan. While some say this is a welcome sign of democracy finally taking root in Pakistan, there are growing concerns that certain state institutions have overstepped their authority to influence the electoral results in favor of those political parties that are considered ‘pro-establishment’. Pakistani society is divided amongst those who welcome the recent disqualification of Nawaz Sharif and court judgments against senior members of his party; and others who consider this to be equivalent to a ‘judicial coup’. We invite you to participate in a civilized and objective discussion to understand what the constitutional framework for the upcoming elections in Pakistan presently is, and what it should be in an ideal democracy.

The Panel will consist of:
Anis Haroon – National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) & Women’s Action Forum (WAF)
Salahuddin Ahmad – Karachi Bar Association (KBA)
Haider Imam Rizvi – Karachi Bar Association (KBA)
Sara Malkani – Women Lawyers’ Association (WLA)
Asad Iqbal Butt – Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)

Date: Monday, 23rd July 2018
Time: 06:00PM – 08:00 PMPlace: Faraar Gallery, The Second Floor (T2F)
Entry: Free!

Between Black and White

A structure provides people a way to live together in a civilised system. A system demonstrates sets of rules for people so they practice them as a rule of conduct. A man’s life is a reflection of a training which he receives. It is to be acknowledged and recognised amongst others; based on the constructs of education, religion, cultural values, socio-political hierarchies and gender placement. People behave in certain ways consciously and subconsciously according to the knowledge they receive. There are practices devised for structural mechanism to function by building harmony and acquiring balance within a system. The outcome defines a structural order which is the fundamental goal for a system. But there are other facets as well which eventually surface along with the structural stability. Uniformity, monotony, repetition, and rigidity are a few which also become evident in how people behave under given circumstances. What are the similarities in people’s choices and behaviours? At what time do these similarities emerge?

Syed Hassan Mujtaba is an emerging artist of this generation who lives and works in Lahore. He completed his BFA from Beaconhouse National University Lahore, a prestigious institute in Pakistan for Visual Arts. Hassan has established his line of inquiry in symbolic significance of imagery in mediums such as photography, video and drawing. In 2011, Mujtaba was selected for the renowned Vasl International Residency, Islamabad among five other artists from Iran, Turkey and South Africa. Being a member of adjunct faculty, Hassan conducts lectures at Beaconhouse National University till the date. He has been consistently exhibiting nationally and internationally. “Between Black and White” is Hassan’s second solo exhibition with Sanat Gallery.

Date: 24th July
Time: 5PM to 8PM
Venue: Sanat Initiative

 

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