Karachi Hosts Art Critics’ Conference
A two-day seminar of the Pakistan chapter of the Paris-based body of art critics, Association of International Critics of Arts (AICA), with delegates from Pakistan and 10 other countries, opened in the Aga Khan Hospital auditorium on Thursday.
The hallmark of the seminar were thought-provoking discussions that followed at the end of the two sessions, ‘Globalization of Art’, which was presided over by Angelika Baueumer from Austria, and ‘Strategies in Art Criticism’, presided over by Meyric Hughes, the president of AICA International.
This is also the first time that a seminar on international art, with such wide participation, is being held in Pakistan. When the opening session began, it was announced that journalist and art critic Sultan Ahmed, who was supposed to be the chief guest at the session, was unwell and would not be able to make it…