happening now in Karachi. Save Eminent artist Shahid Sajjad's workshop from destruction.
Press Conference at his workshop
Date: TODAY April 21
Time: 4.30 to 5.30
Address: 41 -T block 6 pechs 42nd street ( near ferozabad thana)
Destruction of Eminent Artist Shahid Sajjad's Workshop
Citizens demand that it be declared a cultural monument.
Shahid Sajjad workshop , a place were Pakistan's cultural history was made for fifty years will destroyed from Monday April 23 , 2019.
Soon bulldozers will level the property to build a commercial project.
The workshop is a legacy of the Pakistani nation and it is the right of a people to protect their cultural sites.
A cultural site is a place where important cultural activity relevant to a people has taken place . It's a monument to memory, it holds valuable memory and objects that make it as important as a museum.
Shahid's workshop is a museum of his life and his work and houses the country's
Bronze Casting Workshop with loss wax method.
The workshop is a site of courage and hope where Shahid Sajjad single handedly carved out a space for sculpture in Pakistan for fifty years.
Shahid's workshop is where a visionary and highly skilled artist with great imagination innovated techniques to create extraordinary art that every Pakistani is proud of.
Shahid Sajjad's art is where his spirit and mission live among his carving tools, his smelting furnace and yet to be completed work. This is the legacy of Pakistan.
If we lose it we will lose a part of our soul.
Salmana Shahid Sajjad
Sibte Shahid Sajjad
Noni Shahid Sajjad
Artists, art critics, curators and
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