BNU-SVAD Degree Show Inaugrated by Mrs. Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri
The Annual Thesis Show of the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD), Beaconhouse National University (BNU), the Degree Show 2018 opened on April 21 at BNU’s Tarogil Campus. Chairperson, BNU Board of Governors, Mrs. Nasreen Mahmud Kasuri inaugurated the exhibition. Also present was Dean SVAD, Prof. Rashid Rana, Prof. Salima Hashmi, faculty, students and their parents.
The event was attended by a large number of students from across various institutions of Lahore besides art academics, artists, designers, art-critics and art-enthusiasts.
This year’s SVAD Degree Show featured thesis works of around 68 graduating students of Visual Arts, Visual Communication Design, Textile and Fibre Studies, Fashion and Fibre Studies and Jewelry and Accessory Design.
In his statement, Dean SVAD, Prof. Rashid Rana said,
“This year especially, our students have outdone themselves, creating work ranging from the thought-provoking to the innovative, fearlessly standing up for what they believe in. Their practices are enriched through peer interaction as they all come from diverse backgrounds, not just from Pakistan but also as exchange students from many countries across South Asia. As in the past, we have high hopes that through this unique experience, not only will they make their mark in their respective countries but also on the global stage.
These works on display present a diversity of thought and practice. This is the result of a distinctive academic structure that allows our students to design personalized paths of exploration, led by our expert faculty, a group of well-established artists and designers with the utmost dedication to their teaching. Stemming from a pedagogical philosophy of fostering interdisciplinary investigations and a transnational approach towards art-making, SVAD, BNU takes pride in being a pioneer in contemporary art and design education within the realm of institutions in Pakistan.”
The Degree Show will continue till April 28 and will be open to public every day from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at BNU’s Tarogil Campus, 13 Km, Raiwind Road, Lahore.