A good number of international visitors appreciated art work of renowned Pakistani artists during the Paris Art Week in the Bienvenue Art Fair in French capital.
Deputy Head of Mission at Pakistan Embassy in France Amjad Aziz Qazi visited the art fair and appreciated artwork of Noor Ali Chagani, Farazeh Syed, Aamir Habib and Imrana Tanveer who showcased their paintings, installations and 3D artworks.
The diplomat met with Laure Parise, co-founder of Antidote, an online e-commerce art and design platform based in Dubai, and thanked her for helping the Pakistani artists in exhibiting their artwork in one of the most prestigious art fairs of the world.
Amjad Aziz Qazi said that the work of Pakistani artists would introduce Pakistan’s rich socio-political, historical and diverse fine art heritage to the western audience which would help in improving the soft image of the country.
The diplomat also met with officials of the Cite Internationale des Arts and discussed with them ways and means to showcase artwork of the Pakistani artists in France on regular basis. The Bienvenue Art Fair brings together collectors and artists from different parts of the world to showcase their work and interact with fellow artists, gallery owners and the public.
Spread over multiple floors of gallery, the art fair presents a set of strong and demanding proposals and claims a desire to favour an intimate format, conveying a dialogue with the artworks. The deliberately reduced number of participants makes it possible to offer everyone a space that is open to experimentation while placing each participant at the heart of a larger whole.
By settling at the Cité internationale des arts, Bienvenue thereby perpetuates the institution’s commitment to defending artistic innovation. The philosophy behind Bienvenue is to create, through direct interactions, a connection between art, artists, gallery owners and the public. Located next to the European House of Photography and among galleries of the Marais, Bienvenue is anchored in a territory that is emblematic of Parisian cultural life.