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‘Four gardens of paradise’ exhibition in Hungary showcases artwork of Pakistani artists

Pakistan’s Ambassador Asif Hussain Memon, Turkish Ambassador Hasan Kemal Gor and Hungarian official Peter Jakob inaugurate ChaharBagh exhibition at Yunus Emre Institute in Budapest

The Embassy of Pakistan in Hungary organized the first-ever art exhibition of Pakistani artists in Budapest to showcase the works of talented artists and provide a platform for cross-cultural exchange, according to a statement issued by the embassy.

The exhibition titled ChaharBagh – four gardens of paradise – showcased the artwork of eight Pakistani artists. Organized in cooperation with the Embassy of Turkiye in Hungary and the Yunus Emre Institute, the opening ceremony was attended by a large number of overseas Pakistanis, Hungarian dignitaries, members of the diplomatic corps, art enthusiasts, and students.

‘Four gardens of paradise’ exhibition in Hungary showcases artwork of Pakistani artists
Pakistan’s Ambassador Asif Hussain Memon, Turk Ambassador Hasan Kemal Gor and Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Additional Secretary Peter Jakob inaugurating ChaharBagh exhibition in Budapest

Pakistan’s Ambassador Asif Hussain Memon and Ambassador of Turkiye Hasan Kemal Gor along with Hungary’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Additional Secretary Peter Jakob inaugurated the exhibition. In his welcoming address, Ambassador Asif Hussain Memon highlighted the theme of exhibition and the rich art tapestry of Pakistan.

He also underscored importance of organizing such art and cultural events regularly to foster cultural exchanges between Pakistan and Hungary. He thanked the Turkish ambassador for their support in arranging the exhibition. Ambassador Hasan Kemal Gor highlighted the historic bond between Pakistan and Turkiye and assured support for joint collaborations in future.

ChaharBagh is interpreting garden as a symbol of paradise in different mediums from traditional miniatures to contemporary mix media

Hungarian Additional Secretary Peter Jakob highlighted growing bilateral relations between Pakistan and Hungary in diverse areas, including arts and culture. She welcomed the Pakistan Embassy’s efforts to support bilateral relations. In her video message, curator Sundas Azfar highlighted the theme of the exhibition.

The participants, including the overseas Pakistanis and Hungarian people appreciated the efforts of the Pakistan Embassy in organizing the exhibition and providing the opportunity to exhibit the rich art culture of Pakistan at the heart of Hungary for the first time. The guests were treated with traditional Pakistani cuisine and refreshments.

The visitors appreciated the artwork of Javaria Ahmad, Maryam Cheema, Minaa Haroon, Murad Khan Mumtaz, Sakina Akbar, Sana Durrani, Alefiya Abbas Ali and Sundas Azfer. The exhibition is interpreting garden as a symbol of paradise in different mediums from traditional miniatures to contemporary mix media. These interpretations are skillfully presented both in a literal sense and through metaphorical nuances.

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