On April 28th, "Phool Patti: Jingle Journey" Pakistani Truck Art Debut Exhibution in China, opened at LangfangSilk Road International Art Exchange Center.Ambassador of Pakistan to ChinaH.E. Mr.MoinUl Haque, Ambassador of Algeria to China H.E.Mr.HassaneRabehi, Ambassador of South Africa to ChinaH.E. Mr.Siyabonga Cwele,Ambassador of Mexico to China H.E. Mr.Jesus Seade, Ambassador of Turkey to China H.E. Mr.İsmail Hakkı Musa,Ambassador of Qatar to China H.E. Mr.Mohamed Al-Dehaimi, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to China H.E. Mr.ZeynalliAkram, Ambassador of Nepal to China H.E. Mr.Bishnu Pukar Shrestha, Ambassador of Bangladesh to China H.E. Mr. MdJashim Uddin, and the envoys of Iran, Albania, Denmark, Cambodia, Luxembourg, Jordan, Rwanda, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Madagascar, Zimbabwe and many countries attended the opening ceremony with more than 100 international artists and scholars. President of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan, Deputy Director Ms. Chen Xi and Mr. Peng Li attended the event as well to witness this amazing artistic event.
At the opening ceremony, Ambassador of Pakistan to ChinaH.E.MoinUl Haque delivered a speech in which he expressed his hope that Pakistan-China friendship has been lasting for a long time and that the two countries will pay more attention to humanistic exchanges to further enhance and strengthen the goodwill and friendship between the two peoples, especially the young people. He also revealed that the Pakistani Embassy in China will launch a tourism website in Chinese languagein May to facilitate Chinese people's travel to Pakistan.
Mr. Ali Salman Anchan, the Founder and Creative Director of "Phool Patti", said that truck art is one of the beautiful cultural heritages of Pakistan. Many large-scale art forms are fixed in a certain area, but trucks are free to move around and let more people appreciate this kind of special art. He expressed his pleasure to come to China and participate in the first large-scale Pakistani truck art exhibition in China, and thanked the Chinese people for giving him and other artists so much respect and love.
During the three-month exhibition, visitors to the exhibition can also visit the "Phool Patti: Jingle Journey"artist workshop to interact with international artists, learn more about the cultural background of the exhibition, and create hand-painted works based on the themes of truck arts.
The exhibition presents different derivative forms of Pakistani truck art, such as sculptures, murals and multimedia. All exhibits are created by Pakistani artists in residence during their month-long stay in China. The exhibits also include equal scale restored trucks, various means of transportation, daily necessities, etc., fully combining traditional and modern materials and techniques, highlighting the unique charm of colorful Pakistani truck art.
As part of this year's "China-Pakistan Tourism Exchange Year", the exhibition will be a visual feast for the domestic audience. The exhibition originated from a conversation between Pakistan's Ambassador to China H.E.MoinUl Haque and curators Yang Zhi and Yang Hui. It is worth mentioning that when Ambassador Haque mentioned Pakistani truck art to them, Yang Zhi and Yang Hui immediately came up with the idea of bringing this special art to China. After several months of careful preparation, the exhibition took place in real.
Between May 1 to May 3, all visitors can also choose to participate in the "Phool Patti: Jingle Journey"artist workshop, face-to-face interaction with international artist groups, in-depth understanding of the cultural background of the exhibition, while creating hand-painted works with the theme of truck art. The exhibition will run until July 28th.