Educational Outreach 2004
As part of the Vasl educational outreach program, artists participating in the international artists' residency conducted various seminars, lectures and workshops.
Simone Wille - Austria
Simone conducted a series of slide lectures at the VM Art Gallery. She also initiated an Art writers' Forum, in which a group of young writers were invited to discuss ways of critiquing and writing about art issues.
- Beyond East and West
Works by trans-national artists from Egypt to Pakistan: Gananne al Ani, Ghada Amer, Mona Hatoum, Y.Z. Kami, Walid Raad, Michal Rovner.
- Near Distances
Exhibition of Iranian Contemporary Art in Berlin at the House of the World Cultures.
- Works by artists from the Saatchi Collection
- Yinka Shonibare - The use of textile in the works of Nigerian –born artist.
- A Drawing Now
Contemporary Artists and Drawing.
Simone Willes is currently doing her PhD from the University of Vienna, her subject is Contemporary Art from Pakistan. Development and Change: a Regional Outlook.
Clio Lloyd Jacob - UK
British Council-Vasl Initiative
- Intercultural Transformations: Karachi-London
As part of the Vasl educational outreach program, Clio Lloyd-Jacob, from the UK, initiated a two–day workshop with 12 young artists from various art colleges in Karachi.
The idea consisted of a drawn animation, to be presented as a video, and possibly to be printed as a flipbook. A group of artists in Karachi were asked to bring or choose an object, which had some personal or cultural meaning, which reflected his/her identity. The artists explored ideas of transformations through 60-80 small drawings.
The Second artist in the UK transformed the drawing into an object of his/her choice which had meaning to him/her. Finally, this moved into an abstract form.
Each partnership’s work was made into a short animated digital video by Clio in the UK. The artists communicated by email to choose a title for their joint work and discuss the works they made with each other.
- Art Therapy Workshop
A well attended Art Therapy lecture was given by Clio Lloyd-Jacob, which was followed by a workshop with students from Psychology, Sociology and Visual studies departments of Karachi University.
Riyas Komu - India
Riyas Komu conducted a two day painting workshop at the Visual Studies department of Karachi University.
Lou Yongjin- China
A lecture on contemporary photography was conducted by Lou Yongjin for design students of the Visual Studies department, Karachi University, followed by a discussion.