The Asahi art exhibition at the Commune Artists Colony opened on Saturday April 9. The exhibition is being held to collect funds for the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The word “Asahi”, means “rising sun” in Japanese.
The opening day saw many visitors including celebrities, members of the artistic community, and representatives of the media. On the second day the exhibition was also visited by Consul-General Japan, Ryo Ishikawa.
The Commune is located near West Warf, inside a compound comprising a group of converted warehouses which are used as studios, offices, and in this case, even as a cavernous gallery space.
The gallery featured work by Arif Mahmood, Abdul Jabbar Gul, Inam Raja, Imran Zeb, Farrukh Shahab, Nurayah Sheikh Nabi, Hadia Moiz, Yousuf Bashir Qureshi, Malika Abbas, Marvi Malik, Martin Williams, Haroon Ahmed, and Shahida Ahmed. The exhibition will run until April 15, and can be visited from 11 am to 6 pm. – Text and photography by Nadir Siddiqui/Dawn.com