Book Launch: ‘The Saga of Sadeqain’ by Salman Ahmad – Karachi Feb 14/12

To commemorate the 25th death anniversary of the
Legendary artist Sadeqain
SADEQUAIN Foundation USA, gallery 6 Islamabad & IVS Gallery Karachi
Invite you to a book launch
SAGA OF SADEQUAIN VOL I & II
At IVS Gallery, Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture
On Tuesday February 14, 2012
At 6:30 pm

The SAGA OF SADEQUAIN is a limited edition two-volume book of over 800 pages with more than 500 images and is priced at Rs. 21,500.

Volume I – Biography is based upon statements of facts about Sadequain’s life and work and a window to his private self. It explores his life from childhood, through the adolescence years, his emergence as a young artist and then his meteoric rise to stardom, tracing his journey through the maze of trials and tribulations until the final episode under the monumental ceiling mural at the Frere Hall. The source material of this volume is based on personal experiences, family stories, newspaper and magazine articles, interviews with artists, writers, art historians and critics. Most importantly, it has obtained facts from five of Sadequain’s own manuscripts detailing his early life, views on Indian Art, travel log, letters, and the prologue of his book of rubaiyyat.

Volume II – Galerie showcases many collections of Sadequain’s work that has mostly remained unknown to the world so far, and allows the reader to glance at a sample of the most extraordinary pieces of artwork produced by the artist over his lifetime. These intriguing and innovative works crossed the traditional and predefined boundaries of artistic forms, norms, subjects, objects, shades, dimensions, and every other confinement that he deemed as an obstruction. In the process, he produced magnificent artworks that are rich in content, diverse in nature, grand in scale, and large in numbers.

Salman Ahmad PhD, the author of the book is Sadequain’s nephew. He founded the SADEQUAIN Foundation in June 2007 in the USA to catalogue and promote Sadequain’s work. He has authored eight books on Sadequain and curated more than a dozen exhibitions of Sadequain’s work in the USA and Canada.

The SADEQUAIN Foundation USA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to discover, preserve, and promote the art of Sadequain.

Gallery 6 in Islamabad is the sole official partner of the Foundation in Pakistan and works closely for promoting its aims in the region.

IVS Gallery is located in the East Wing of the historic Nusserwanjee building, which was relocated brick by brick from the downtown Karachi to form two impressive blocks of the school campus. The revitalization of the IVS Gallery is part of the objectives of the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture to promote art and art education and to provide the artists‘ community a platform to project their ideas and concerns through art.

Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture
ST-33, Block 2, Scheme 5, Clifton, Karachi-75600, Pakistan
Tel: UAN: 111-111-487 (ext. 252),
Fax: 92-21-5861048, Mobile: 0323-2982428
E-mail: anbrin.naz@indusvalley.edu.pk
Web site: www.indusvalley.edu.pk
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