Belgian Art Lectures to Pakistan

Developed by Architect and Art Historian Mariano Akerman
Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore
Pakistan, 2008-2010

Invitation to Art-Appreciation Lectures
Pakistan, 2008-9

Art Appreciation Lectures
with the auspices of the Royal Embassy of Belgium

Discovering Belgian Art
1. Alliance Française de Karachi, 13 June 2008
2. IFWA Center, Islamabad, 18 June 2008
3. The National College of Arts, Lahore, 11 April 2009

Art from Belgium
Royal Residence of Belgium, Islamabad, 30 March 2010

1) Tchikovani, Alexandre. "Conférence: La découverte de l’art belge - The Discovery of Belgian Art," Alliance Française de Karachi, May-June 2008, p. 11, illus.
2) Danka Team, Art Historian Mariano Akerman revealing the Originality and Singularity of Belgian Masterpieces, Danka, Karachi, 13 June 2008
3) Time Out: Today, The Daily Times, Vol. V, No. 163, Karachi, 13 June 2008, sect. B, p. 2, illus.
4) Hussain, Shahid. The Discovery of Belgian Art, Doodh Patti, 13 June 2008
5) Peerzada, Salman. Karachi: Between Reality and Fantasy, Dawn News, Karachi, 14 June 2008
6) Art-Appreciation Lecture by Mariano Akerman: Discovering Belgian Art, Alliance Française d’Islamabad, 18 June 2008, Cultural Activities
7) Soriano, Mylene. "June 26: Discovering Belgian Art," United Nations Community Bulletin, Islamabad, Vol. 12, No. 13, June 2008, p. 1
8) "Engagements: Belgian Art," Dawn Metropolitan, Islamabad, 26 June 2008, p. 19, illus.
9) Malik, Hasnat. "Lecture on Belgian Artwork," The Post, Islamabad, 27 June 2008, p.2, col. 3
10) Iqbal, Jonaid. "Art Historian highlights Cultural Diversity Genesis," Business Recorder, Islamabad-Lahore-Karachi, 27 June 2008, p. 8
11) Abbas, Anwar. “Artist endevours to promote Art and Culture," The Post, 2 July 2008, sect. B, p. 2
12) Discovering Belgian Art, by Mariano Akerman, Alliance Française, Lahore, 11 April 2009, Cultural Events
13) Lahore: Discovering Belgian Art, A Lecture by Mariano Akerman, Daily Times, 11 April 2009, supplement Time Out, p. 10
14) Rahim, Qudsia. Mariano Akerman: Discovering Belgian Art at the NCA Auditorium, Danka, Lahore, 11 April 2009
15) Alliance Française, Islamabad. Raisons d'être: Art, Freedom and Modernity, brochure, March-April 2010
16) Alliance Française and Embassy of Belgium. Islamabad, Residence of Belgium, Les raisons d'être, March-April 2010
17) In Sun Choi, "Art from Belgium, An art-appreciation conference by Mariano Akerman," IFWA, 8 April 2010
18) Hyatt, Ishrat. Art Historian delivers Lecture at IFWA Fundraiser, International The News, Pakistan, 30 March 2010, City News, p. 20
19) Barbero, Igor G. Un pintor argentino educa a través del arte en Pakistán, Noticias EFE, Pakistán-Cultura, 20.4.2010; online:ABC, ADN, ArteFe, Canal Patrimonio, Diario Vasco, Hoy, Ideal, La Rioja, La Verdad, Las Provincias, Sun-Sentinel, Terra, Univision (all retrieved 21.4.2010); printed edition: Diario de Ibiza, 21.4.2010, p. 46; Periòdic d'Andorra, 21.4.2010, p. 7.
20) "Manifestarse en Pakistán a través del arte," Noticias EFE, video, 20.4.2010 - MSN Latino, Diario de Bergantinos, ADN.ES, Salamanca en Directo.
21) Xornadas de Akerman en Paquistán. Entrega de premios ó mellor collage en Islamabad, Galicia Hoxe, 20.4.2010, Mundo (23.4.2010).
22) Barber, Igor. "Un pintor argentí educa a través del'art," Periòdic d'Andorra, La Tribuna (12.5.2010).

Danka, 11.4.2009

Art historian delivers lecture at IFWA fundraiser
International The News, 30.10.2010


Hope through Imagination

Isn't the world an example of variety and diversity?

Mariano Akerman, Composition IV, collage, 2012

A Passion for Hope through Imagination. Article by Hanniya Abid, based on conversations with Mariano Akerman; published as "Art: A Passion for Hope through Imagination," Blue Chip Magazine, ed. Mashaal Gauhar, Vol. 8, Issue 89, Pakistan, March-April 2012, pp. 18-22. Ref. Mariano Akerman's art: its origins and sources of inspiration, style, and contents, art exhibitions, and critics' response. Translated into Spanish as Pasión por la esperanza a través de la imaginación.

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