The Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee in Lisbon: Glimpses from the magnificent International Arts Gallery

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International Arts Festival. Entrance. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant.

By ABDULMALIK MERCHANT

In my earlier post today, I recommended that young and old alike must visit the “Sentiment Wall” at the International Arts Festival. It is an outdoor exhibit consisting of three thematic walls located about 150 metres from the International Arts Gallery. After spending about an hour the Sentiment Wall yesterday evening, I attended the International Arts Gallery. It is impressive enough to merit its own catalogue. I present here a glimpse from the remarkable exhibition showcasing outstanding Ismaili talent from around the world.

International Arts Festival. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant
International Arts Festival. CHRONICLE by Zahra Goulamhoussen, UAE. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant
International Arts Festival. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant
International Arts Festival. THE FOUNTAIN by Raihan Samnani, Kenya. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant
International Arts Festival. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant
International Arts Festival. THE GOLDEN HORSE by Anil Ashiq Ali Jamal, Australia. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant
International Arts Festival. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant
International Arts Festival. FAMILY by Boris Maramatshoev, Tajikistan. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant.
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International Arts Festival. A view of the gallery. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant.
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International Arts Festival. GOD’S CREATION by Nadya Shakoor, USA. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant
International Arts Festival. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant
International Arts Festival. HEALING by Malikshah Muradally, U.K. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant
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International Arts Festival. TIME IS ALL AT ONCE by Rayhan Mdhani, Australia. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant
International Arts Festival. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant.
International Arts Festival. REFUGEES by Gulzar Quintino, Portugal. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant.
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International Arts Festival. A view of the gallery. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant.
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International Arts Festival. CHOICES, CHANCES, AND CHAOS by Tania Murad Samnani and Faryal Iqbal, Uganda. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant.
International Arts Festival. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant.
International Arts Festival. MEDITATION by Al-Qawi Nanavati, India. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant.
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International Arts Festival. ROPE 1 AND ROPE 2 by Gulnar Sacoor, Portugal. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant.
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International Arts Festival. ALTARKIZ (THE FOCUS) by Faizan Karmali, Uganda. Photo: Barakah/Malik Merchant.

Date posted: July 8, 2018.
Last update: July 23, 2018 (image re-orientation, Re: God’s Creation was positioned incorrectly).

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3 comments

  1. The photograph representing GOD’S CREATION by Nadya Shakoor, USA. needs to be re-oriented. Currently, it shows the work upside down. Thank you for your brief write up on the International Art Gallery. If you wish to know more please do contact me. Best wishes, Zainub Verjee, Director, International Art Gallery, Jubilee Arts, Lisbon 2018

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