International Steels Limited (ISL)announces the pioneering “ISL Artists in Residence”Program. Aunique platform that brings together some of Pakistani’s most talented emerging artists. Indeed the Art Residency is a manifestation of ISL’s commitment to incubate and facilitate the culture of art and nurture individual artists by providing an enabling environment.
To this end, International Steel Limited has collaborated with one of Pakistan’s leading art authorities, Canvas Galleryandpowerhouse gallery director Sameera Raja to facilitate the residency.
The ISL Artists in Residenceprogram will commence on the 22nd of July and will house artistsAamir Habib, Ahsan Dada, Fahim Rao, MahbubJokhio,Safdar Ali and Yasser Vayani. Each artistwill be developing pieces of art utilizing various materials present at the location. ISL has further collaborated with some of Pakistan’s most acclaimed and seasoned artists to mentor the emerging artists throughout the Residency. TheseMentors include,Amin Gulgee, hailed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art as among Pakistan’s most influential sculptors and recipient of the President’s Pride of Performance award;AsmaMundrawala, Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Art at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and internationally acclaimed artist Munawar Ali Syed.
The ISL Art Residency will culminate in an Open Day in August where the artists’ work will be displayed at ISL premises.
Speaking on the program, Samir Chinoy, Director Sales and Marketing ISL, said “As the pioneering flat steel manufacturers in Pakistan, we seek to promote art through enabling and empowering emerging local artists. Through this Residency, we wish to incubate talent,drivingcollaboration and providing a space for the mentoring of new artists, along with creating an environment supportive for art to flourish”.
Commenting on ISL’s Residency program, Sameera added, “Art and culture are the cornerstones upon which societies evolve and it is heartening to find a patron of arts in ISL, who is conscious of the need to promote art and who provides an enabling environment for emerging artists to express their artistic ingenuity”.
About International Steel Limited:
Incorporated in 2007, International Steels Limited (ISL) is a leading manufacturer of flat steel products in Pakistan. Established with equity contributions from Sumitomo Corporation, JFE-Japan and the International Finance Corporation (A division of the World Bank), ISL has established itself as a premier provider of Cold Rolled Steel, Hot Dip galvanized steels and Color Coated Steels in Pakistan