LAHORE: An exhibition of ceramics titled ‘Silent Whispers’ by Jamil Hussain opened at Ze Grill café on Friday.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Federal Housing and Works Secretary Kamran Lashari. The art show revolves around the idea of preserving and protecting heritage.
Prominent on the occasion were veteran artist Saeed Akhtar, Punjab University College of Art and Design Principal Rahat Naveed Masood, art critic and former College of Art and Design principal Shahnawaz Zaidi, Dr Kanwal Khalid from Lahore Museum and cartoonist Javed Iqbal.
Artist Jamil Hussain told Dawn that through the exhibition he wanted to make people realise that generally they did not care about architectural jewels in terms of their upkeep and preservation. He said he showed distorting lines in replicas of different monuments to emphasise the fact that people should save the heritage.
“Silent Whispers is about the ability to hear the voice of agony and pain that is around us. The artist within me is sensitive enough not only to listen to these whispers, but also to empathise with these silent cries of torment,” the artist says in his statement.
“The exhibition is a humble attempt to translate that pain for my people to see and share”.“Silent Whispers is an attempt to create awareness about the deterioration and destruction of this marvellous heritage. All these vistas of our past in the form of monuments and buildings have been part of our lives for a long period of time and they carry within them the history of few centuries,” he adds.
The exhibition will continue for 15 days.