On the 29th of June at 16:00 a workshop on Pakistani art will take place in Tartu Art Museum.
Rukhe Neelofer Zaidi, a Pakistani artist taking part in the TAiR program in Tartu, will be explaining the idea of decorating trucks (also lorries and even rickshaws) with complex floral patterns and poetic calligraphy in a hands-on workshop.
Pakistani truck art became known to the developed world in the 1970s. European and American tourists took back home the photographs they had taken of the sudden burst of ceaseless colour and imagery on trucks and buses on the streets of Pakistan. These trucks are a source of pride for their drivers. They are so beautiful, truck drivers cannot resist falling in love with these machines. It is known that truck owners do not have the time or the heart to marry as they give all their money, time, and love to their trucks.
If you had to identify one form of art that represents the vitality and vibrancy of Pakistan the best, it would be Pakistani truck art. It is a unique form of folk art that reminds people all over the world of the unique style, culture and heritage of Pakistan.
Participation in the workshop is free of charge.
Rukhe’s FB page: https://www.facebook.com/artfunp/