Gestalt Collage Competition Winners

Nine artworks selected by Mariano Akerman. From a total of 425 entries received, the following works were chosen as the best and subsequently prized at the German Embassy Auditorium, Islamabad, November 2011

Haider Abbas, 21, COMSATS University: Gestalt

Saba Malik, 26, Alliance Française: Positivity

Janita Fatima, 16, ICG: This Fall

Saadia Arshad, 20, ICG: Mystic Maze

Rabeea Ahmed, 18, ICG: Reality vs Appearance

Saweera Gull, 19, Post-Graduate College for Women: Aesthetics

Anum Hamid, 20, COMSATS University: Explore

Najeha Rashid, 17, Lahore Grammar School: Lahore, The Evolving Culture

Ikram Haider, 24, NUML: Todo o Nada (Everything or Nothing at All)

Mariano Akerman, Prickly Matters II, 2009
collage, 27.5 x 19 cm. Artist's collection

Prickly Matters recalls the mood described by T.S. Eliot in his "Hollow Men" of 1925. The collage has also a source of inspiration in a question rised by William Shakespeare in 1596-8: "If you prick us, do we not bleed?" (The Merchant of Venice, act 3, sc. 1).

Gestalt: Theory and Design in the Age of New Objectivity. A Series of Educational Lectures, October-November 2011

Mariano Akerman, Eye, digital image, 2011

Gestalt Program Resources
The Gestalt Program ; Programa Educativo Gestalt
Islamabad, German Embassy in Islamabad, Integrated Whole, Experimentation and Identity, Gestalt: Theory and Design in the New Objectivity Age, 25.10.2011
Bridging Cultures
Islamabad, Deutsche Auslandsvertretungen in Pakistan, Integriertes Ganzes, Experimentieren und Identität, Gestalt: Theorie und Gestaltung im Zeitalter der neuen Sachlichkeit, 28.10.2011
Sara Mahmood, Mariano Akerman: Bridging Cultures, 28.9.2011
Ishrat Hyatt, Gestalt Programme Launching Event, International The News, 22 October 2011, City News, p. 19 (S).
"The Ambassador of Switzerland ... held Reception Lecture of the Gestalt Educational Program held by Architect Mariano Akerman," Diplomatic Focus, Pakistan, Vol. II, Issue 8-9, October-November 2011, p. 70, photographs by Shabbir Hussain.
SwissPak Association
Almas Haider Naqvi, "Other is the Same Side of the Picture," Dataline Islamabad, 22 October 2011, p. 4
Maqbool Malik, "Tradition meets Modernisation," The Nation, Pakistan, 24 October 2011
Pakistan Observer, 3.11.11
Gauhar Zahid Malik, Embassies of Switzerland and Germany present 'Gestalt': Theory and Design in the Age of New Objectivity, Fifteen Educational Lectures by Mariano Akerman, Architect and Art Historian, Pakistan Observer, Pakistan, 3.11.11, p. 9.
Mariano Akerman, A Visual History of Gestalt Theory, 8.11.11
_____. Gestalt Program Pics and Musings, 30.10.11
Ilona Yusuf, Enhancing Perception: The Gestalt Lectures and Collage Competition, Blue Chip Magazine, Issue 87, Volume 8, Islamabad, January-February 2012, pp. 16-19, ill.
Sara Mahmood, Mariano Akerman: Bridging Cultures, Blue Chip Magazine, Issue 87, Volume 8, Islamabad, January-February 2012, pp. 20-24, ill.

Gestalt Principles. 12 Examples. A composition by Mariano Akerman
The whole is different from the sum of its parts
Theory of Perceptual Organization


Griny in the Land said...

The works are very interesting. Congratulations to all for such a special contribution.

Rabiya Qadir said...

A very good post... comprehensive and interesting!

Mamoona Khan said...

Many thanks