KARACHI: The opening of an art exhibition displaying the contemporary work of renowned artist, Ali Abbas, took place at ARTCITI Gallery in the Bukhari commercial area of DHA Karachi. The launch event was attended by artists, art lovers, art collectors, public and media. The exhibition will run for a week and will conclude on 6 June.
Describing his work, the artist Ali Abbas said The work displayed here, Mi Raqsam, represents the state of soul-dance which is unknown to the world, a devotee’s desire to define the truth of divine love. Ali Abbas is known for persistent investigations into the transformations of sufi nomads and has earned himself the title of the wandering malang artist.
The legendary art critic M. S. Kureshi, (Sitara-e-Imtiaz), expressed his views Ali Abbas is characterized by his travails into the deepest remote areas of the country, documenting the untainted culture of obscure tribes and particularly the exotic native rituals at tombs & shrines.
The exhibition is scheduled to run for a week at ARTCITI and will conclude on 6 June. It is a must-see for all art lovers, especially those interested in the subject of tasawuuf and sufisim.