SVAD Graduates Selected for the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan
Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), Beaconhouse National University becomes the first Art Institute in Asia to have three of its graduates selected for the 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Japan. Haider Ali Jan (Batch 2008), Mehreen Murtaza (Batch 2008) and Pradeep K. Thallawatta (Batch 2007) will be showcasing their work at the international contemporary art exhibition which is held every three years.
Haider Ali Jan's film depicts through animation and comic-strips Pakistani Muslim people and the increasing irrelevant areas concerning religion and politics. Mehreen Murtaza’s work highlights Metronomic Rendition Series and Pradeep is a new-generation Sri Lankan artist who joins up Jaffna, once the front-line of the long-standing civil war and Colombo.
The Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale is an international exhibition that brings in new and diverse tendencies in art from 21 different countries/regions in Asia, based on the continuous researches and art exchange programs of the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM). This exhibition features paintings, sculptures, installation and video works as well as conduct collaborative art-making, workshops and performance by inviting artists from Asia to Fukuoka.
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