February 02, 2018: Ambassador Thomas Kolly of Switzerland graces closing ceremony of MA Art & Design Thesis Group Show at BNU’s Tarogil Campus Ambassador of Switzerland, H.E. Mr. Thomas Kolly along with delegates from Zurich University of Arts visited Beaconhouse National University (BNU)’s Tarogil Campus on
Friday. During his visit, he met with the Vice Chancellor, Mr. Shahid Hafiz Kardar and Deans of BNU schools including Prof. Dr. GulzarHaider, Prof. Dr. Tariq Rahman, Prof. Rashid Rana, Prof. Dr. Ruhi Khalid, Prof. Dr. Khaver Zia and Prof. Dr. Taimur-ul- Hassan and members of the university management.
Mr. Kolly and the delegates took keen interest in the contemporary education and practice at BNU, especially at the School of Media and Mass Communication (SMC), Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) and Razia Hassan School of Architecture (RHSA).
He also graced the closing ceremony of the MA Art & Design Thesis Group Show at SVAD. This year’s Thesis Group Show featured eight graduating students including Affan Baghpati, Ammar Faiz, Huma Nadeem, M. Haroon, Maryyam Arslan, Moona Fazal, Nabiha Khan and Nauman Abid. The show reflected the diverse creative journey of the students over the period of two years. Affan Baghpati’s jewelry based work was inspired by his collection of antique items from the local market of various cities of Pakistan. Ammar Faiz’s videos featured rural games of children from outskirts of Lahore. Huma Nauman’s research was multifaceted: from re-purposing of discarded material like plastic and paper as weaving material and an effort to empower weaver’s community with the alternative, cheap material. M. Haroon photographed the under-construction buildings of Lahore to focus on the growing high-rise phenomena within the city and their underneath use of the visual language of abstraction. Moona Fazal’s slow-motion videos depicted ordinary life with a poetic lens. Nabiha Khan explored the unconventional materials such as chicken wire, steel wool, and embroidery dabka with various weaving techniques and pushes the limits of a single medium to transcend its common language and use. Nauman Abid created 360 virtual-scapes with help of animations that can only be viewed with virtual reality glasses.