SATISH GUJRAL (25-12-1925 – 26-03-2020)
Satish Gujral was born on 25 December 1925 in Jhelum in undivided Punjab when the country was under British Rule. A sickness at 11 resulted in the hearing impairment that he regained 62 years later after a surgery in 1998. Awarded Padma Vibhushan in 1999, Gujral is the most versatile artist in India – painter, muralist, graphic designer, writer, and architect of the post-Partition Era. His elder brother Inder Kumar Gujral was a former Prime Minister of India.
Gujral’s career in art began when in 1939 he joined Mayo School of Arts in Lahore to study Applied Art. He moved to Bombay in 1944 and enrolled in Sir JJ School of Art, but had to discontinue due to a recurrent sickness. In 1952, he got a scholarship to study at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City where he was apprenticed to the internationally-renowned artists Diego Riviera and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Their strong influence is seen in Satish’s early artistic creations. As an artist turned architect he designed the Belgian Embassy in Delhi. The design that he created made him famous overnight was selected by the International Forum of Architects as one of the finest buildings built in the 20th century. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, in 1999.
I admired [and continue to do so] Gujral forthright frankness and I had since long liked his work. I have even gone out of the way to declare in public lectures that he was a far better artist than MF Husain whose reputation rested more on hype than holistic creativity. At any rate, as member of the Executive Board of Council of Architecture, a statutory body constituted under an Act of Parliament, in a crucial meeting in the mid-1980s, I had fought with fellow architects to recognize Satish Gujral as a distinguished architect even though he did not possess any formal qualifications.
In sum, Satish Gujral was a beautiful human being in the letter and spirit of the phrase and the most original, versatile, prodigious, and prolific artist of India who, for his awesome creativity, actually belongs to the world.
—Dr SS Bhatti
We are deeply saddened by the loss to the Art world as for his awesome creativity he actually belongs to the world. “
Dear Students as you all know that in accordance with the instructions of the Government and Higher Education Commission, all on-campus educational activities are suspended till April 5th 2020.
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As part of the Baisakhi celebrations this year, the Institute for Art and Culture (IAC) will be holding an academic conference on April 10-11, 2020 and a Baisakhi Mela on April 12, 2020. A meeting was held of esteemed individuals who have contributed greatly to the intellectual, artistic, and cultural life of Punjab to discuss several ideas for the Baisakhi conference. Apart from the main goal of reviving the tradition of Baiskahi Mela, the largest mela of Punjab, the conference intends to discuss topics related to the literary contributions, education, politics, economics and social aspects of Punjab and its Culture. Among the notable attendees were, Dr. Nabeela Rehman, HOD Punjabi at Punjab University, Prof. Dr. Saeed Khawar Bhutta, HOD Punjabi at GC university Lahore, Ms. Saeeda Deep, an activist and recipient of the Benazir award, Prof. Tauheed Chatta from GC University Faisalabad and Radio Anchor-person Mr. Amir Riaz. The panel discussion was led by the Vice Chancellor of IAC, Prof. Sajida Haider Vandal, the Pro Vice Chancellor Prof. Pervaiz Vandal, and the Punjabi faculty, Professors Mushtaq Soofi, Iqbal Qaiser, Naveed Alam and Nainsukh.
Call for Papers
Institute for Art & Culture
Baisakhi 2020: International Conference
The Future of Punjab Culture: Awaken or Perish!
The Institute for Art and Culture (IAC) will be holding a conference on Punjab culture on April 10-11, 2020 and Baisakhi Mela on April 12, 2020. Please review the attached conference brochure in order to acquaint yourself with the motive, philosophy, and goals of the conference. The conference seeks high quality papers on Punjab’s history, culture, arts, politics, and heritage which could be part of the following sessions of our conference program:
Contemporary Topics in Punjab’s Art & Culture
Punjab’s Cultural Heritage: Politics & Politicians
Punjab: Historical Perspectives/Narratives 2500 B.C.E—Present
Punjab Culture & Art: Future Prospects & Strategies
Keynote Speaker: Mushtaq Soofi
The conference is open to academics, artists, writers, activists, intellectuals, politicians, students and media and legal professionals—anyone interested in contributing towards the dialogue on Punjab’s culture and art. Please note that no paper will be considered without the submission of a paper abstract (300-350 words).
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2020
Full Paper Submission Deadline: March 15, 2020
Please email the abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org We shall inform you about the selection of your abstract by March 1, 2020. The paper can be read in English or Punjabi.
Conference Patron: Prof. Sajida Haider Vandal
Institute for Art & Culture
Conference Convener: Prof. Pervaiz Vandal
Pro Vice Chancellor
Institute for Art & Culture
Conference Secretary: Prof. Naveed Alam
School of Culture & Languages (SCL)
Institute for Art & Culture
Mehwish Abid, Assistant Prof. in School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (SADU) presented a research paper titled "Decolonization of modernism: post mass migration" on the platform of 2nd Urbanism at Borders conference 23-25 October, 2019, with the theme of Borders within Border: Fragmentation, Disposition and Connection. This conference was held at the School of Architecture at University of Malaga in Spain. The conference dealt with digital and economic divides that are transmuting our understanding of the relationship between socio-economic orders and challenge the existence of the territoriality. The conference raised concerns of the hidden relations of this territoriality that comprises thresholds, and are ‘places’ in themselves, overwhelmed with changing meanings, configurations and positions in very rapid periods of time; occasionally losing their inherent meaning. The identity of boundaries between social, cultural and ethnic groups are dynamic, momentary and offer a different kind of borders inside built environment were analysed in the three day event. A book of abstracts has been published and later next year her research paper will be published in a book compilation by Springer.
Stakeholder Meeting held for Sustainable Tourism Management of Selected Sikh Sites
On Monday 25 November, 2019, a stakeholder meeting was successfully concluded for a project to create an Integrated Site Management plan for the sustainable tourism management of Gurdwara Rorhi Sahib, Eminabad, District Gujranwala, and Gurdwara Sacha Sauda Sahib, Farooqabad, District Sheikhupura. The project of stems from the UNESCO sub-project of “Protection and Promotion of Cultural Heritage of Punjab through Sustainable Tourism and Economic Growth” (2018 – 2021) within the framework of the Punjab Tourism & Economic Growth Project (PTEGP) (2017-2022), a Government of Punjab project which is supported by the World Bank. The project was awarded jointly to the Institute for Art and Culture (IAC), Lahore and Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture, Turin, Italy.
The stakeholder meeting was hosted by the IAC, the implementing partner of this project, and was attended by representatives of the local government, district government officials, representatives of the Sikh Community, tour operators, tourism development experts and the national team members of this project.
The management structure for the selected sites was discussed and how the surrounding community can be engaged in the decision making process so that they may benefit economically and socially from the development of these sites are tourist destinations. Various aspects of the projects were discussed at length; the historical and geographical context of both Gurdwara Sahib, the conservation plans, the community engagement and sustainable aspect, increasing cultural pluralism and awareness through education, the tourism aspect and the physical documentation and planning of the sites. The aim of this project is to create an Integrated Site Management Plan so that any efforts to improve these Gurdwaras and make them attractive sites for religious, cultural and heritage tourism, must be carried out in consultation with the stakeholder community, especially the Sikh Diaspora.
Institute for Art and Culture (IAC) and Walled City Lahore Authority (WCLA) collaborate to impart Education, Skill Development and Training for Conservation and Tourism
The Walled City Lahore Authority (WCLA) and the Institute for Art and Culture (IAC), Lahore, have agreed to collaborate to educate and train students in the fields of Conservation and Tourism. This joining hands of an academic institution with a professional organisation breaks new ground in focusing on human resource development in the field of conservation, tourism, preservation of cultural heritage and promotion of cultural industries. It will encompass both a theoretical component which will be imparted at the IAC and a practical component which will be facilitated by the WCLA.
The Collaboration supplements the Government of Pakistan’s vision to promote our cultural heritage and sustainable tourism in the country. It will help in strengthening and replicating the conservation efforts of the WCLA, as the ambit of this organisation has been extended to various conservation projects located in the cities of Peshawar, Quetta, Multan and Okara.
There is an increasing demand for trained personnel, as the Government of Pakistan is actively taking up the issue of preserving monuments and heritage sites to increase cultural and religious tourism to promote economic growth. In order to keep pace with this demand, the proposed programs will supplement skilled workers and trained professionals to carry out conservation works, thus protecting, preserving and promoting cultural tourism and heritage value of these sites. Thus it is increasingly becoming important to recognize the need for active cooperation and collaboration between professional organisations and academia, one that IAC hopes to achieve. IAC has achieved many milestones in the year it has been established and welcomes prospective students for the spring 2020 semester to join in its mission of promoting conservation and tourism.
Kashmir –.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.- The thread that connects us
On 8 November, 2019, the Institute for Art and Culture hosted an exhibition and seminar on Kashmiri crafts to celebrate the undying spirit of Kashmiri art and cultural heritage. The aim of the exhibition, titled “Dast-e-Hunar Zinda Hai”, was to highlight that despite the oppression faced by the Kashmiri people, they have kept their heritage and culture alive through the art they have created, be it in the form of woven textiles, carpets or furniture. The IAC supports our Kashmiri brothers through this difficult time and celebrates the beauty that they continue to create through the war and strife.
The event started with a cultural dance performance by the group Har Sukh led by Beena Jamal. Har Sukh showcased a compilation of four energetic dances leaving the crowd in awe.
The Vice Chancellor of the Institute for Art and Culture, Prof. Sajida Vandal then spoke on the significance of the Kashmiri art exhibited and emphasized how necessary it was to remain respectful of it. She extended her acknowledgments to the panel speakers and showed her gratitude towards Professor Sadia Pasha for curating the evening along with her team that made the event possible.
Mr. Shahnawaz Zaidi, a well-known and published writer, as well as a professor at the IAC then presented his poem on Kashmir titled “Dast-e-Hunar abhi Zinda hai”, which was an alluring composition that encompassed the beauty of Kashmir and the beauty of its residents. An excerpt being, “Yahi Woh Unglian hai jo kabhi savan ki taaron ko chairain to Hawain raks karti hai”. Theatre performer and faculty member Mr. Mobeen Ejaz then read a letter written by Manto to Nehru.
Host Sofia Wanchoo then invited antique collector and jewelry designer, Prof. Omer Adil for a presentation titled “Weaving Eden”. He explained that the inspiration that creates the Kashmiri Shawls is embedded in the relationship Kashmiri people share with nature. He described the three main types of shawls created and spoke in detail on all of their aspects such as fabric and design. Panelists Dr. Nasira Iqbal, Mr. Waleed Iqbal, Mrs. Sara Zaman, Mr. Ehsan Ullah Khan, Prof. Pervaiz Vandal, Mrs. Ayesha Imdad, Mrs. Sahar Atif, Dr. Khalid and Curator, Prof. Sadia Pasha had an insightful discussion on the political landscape of Kashmir and the technical aspects of the shawls that are created in this region. The exhibition was then opened after the seminar ended.
On the 31 Oct, 2019, Vice Chancellor, Institute for Art and Culture, Prof. Sajida Haider Vandal, called on the Ambassador of Pakistan to France, Mr. Moin ul Haque in Paris and discussed with him possible avenues of collaboration with France in the fields of education, culture, heritage and archaeology. This very productive meeting was part of the French Visit by the IAC Delegation during 27 October to 2 November 2019.
IAC Makes the Giant Leap in
Pakistan's Game Design Landscape
IAC – France Collaboration
Dr. Pierrick Le Jeune, Cooperation Attaché, Cultural and Cooperation Department, Embassy of France, visited the Institute for Art and Culture (IAC), Lahore, to explore the possibility of a formal link between IAC and French educational and cultural institutions. Vice Chancellor Prof. Sajida Vandal briefed him on the cutting edge programs being offered in the fields of animation, game design and film and television at IAC. He has recommended suitable partner institutions based in France, which IAC can collaborate with, namely RUBIKA and Les Gobelins, both educational institutions that are leading the way in 3D animation and industrial design. He also invited the Faculty at IAC to visit Paris to attend the ‘Paris Games Week’ in October 2019, an ambitious trade fair for video games held annually at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles. A team of Faculty members will travel to Paris on October 28th and will attend the Paris Games week event and will meet with representatives of the schools mentioned above. The future looks bright for IAC!
Mr. Ali Akbar Rezaifard, the Cultural Attaché from the Cultural Centre Consulate General, Islamic Republic of Iran, visited IAC to boost cooperation and collaboration between Iran and IAC. Several themes of mutual interest was discussed including arranging an Iranian Film festival at IAC and setting up an Autak-i-Iran Shinasi at IAC.
An MOU will be signed between IAC and the Cultural Centre Consulate General, Islamic Republic of Iran, to provide a solid framework for further cooperation in areas of Film, Cinema and Art.
Dr. Kaiser Rafiq has launched a tourism channel named “Discover Pakistan”, which will focus on presenting a positive image of Pakistan, as well as all the beauty of nature and wealth of cultural and historical heritage it has to offer. He is a prolific businessman and entrepreneur and IAC is happy to announce that he has agreed to sign an MOU as a partner with IAC. This MOU will include among other things, collaboration between the animation dept, film making and the TV Channel Discover Pakistan, producers exchange program and other research conducted by IAC, joint collaboration projects, commission assignments to IAC to promote research based tourism and internships and employment for IAC students.
IAC signed contract with UNESCO
Development of an Integrated Site Management Plan and Capacity Development for Sustainable Tourism Development of Selected Sikh Sites in Punjab
Prof. Sajida Haider Vandal, Vice Chancellor of IAC, has signed a contract with UNESCO for the project of “Development of an Integrated Site Management Plan and Capacity Development for Sustainable Tourism Development of Selected Sikh Sites in Punjab” on 30 August, 2019.
The project aims to contribute towards the economic development of Punjab through cultural tourism. This will be achieved by promoting effectively managed tourism to heritage sites of cultural interests.
The project sites are the two Gurdwaras located at Roori Sahib, Eminabad and Sacha Soda, Farooqabad.
Under this project, a cultural heritage integrated management plan will be created to safeguard the heritage value of the sites selected. This will help to manage the demands and needs of the tangible heritage with an over and under layering of the intangible heritage which embodies its value and significance. The balance created between these aspects will create a dynamic site of interest for tourists. This plan will also establish the appropriate strategy to balance the need to target economic growth as well as enhance sustainable cultural tourism to these heritage sites.
French Cooperation Attaché visits IAC
Dr. Pierrick Le Jeune, Cooperation Attaché, Cultural and Cooperation Department, Embassy of France, visited the Institute for Art and Culture (IAC), Lahore, to explore the possibility of a formal link between IAC and French educational and cultural institutions.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Sajida Vandal briefed him on the cutting edge programs being offered in the fields of animation, game design and film and television at IAC. He suggested a few suitable partner institutions based in France, which IAC can collaborate with, that are leading the way in 3D animation and industrial design. He also invited the Faculty at IAC to visit Paris to attend the ‘Paris Games Week’ in October 2019, an ambitious trade fair for video games held annually at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles.
Dr. Pierrick also expressed his country’s interest in the cultural tourism potential in Pakistan, to which VC Prof. Sajida Vandal informed Dr. Pierrick about IAC’s involvement with cultural, tourism and archaeological projects in Punjab and that they will eventually strive to open a school of archaeology if they have the proper resources to do so. He suggested that a faculty member should also visit Paris in October and meet with archaeologists from the CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, who have been conducting joint archaeological missions in Sindh for the past couple of years. These archaeologists were invited by VC Prof. Vandal to IAC to conduct seminars and workshops.
Both Dr. Pierrick and VC Prof. Sajida Vandal were in agreement regarding the importance of promoting sustainable cultural tourism in Pakistan, and agreed to work together in creating programs for vocational training institutes to help the government promote the industry in a proper manner.
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School of Art
• Bachelor of Development and Culture
• Bachelor of Fine Arts
• Bachelor of Textile Design
• Bachelor of Graphic Design
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School of Architecture, Design and
Digital and Cinematic Art
• Bachelor of Film & Television
• Bachelor of Animation Design
• Bachelor of Game Design
• Bachelor of Architecture
• Bachelor of Interior Design
• Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
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At IAC we have a purpose-built campus located on Raiwind Road, an ideal location, with very well linked transportation network. The environment friendly Campus building has state of the art facilities comprising studios, lecture theaters, seminar rooms, fully equipped computer facilities, exhibition gallery, auditorium, amphitheaters, stationary shop, cafeteria, parking facility botanical and herbal garden. Other facilities include student counseling services, health care facilities, student development center and child day care center.
The Library at IAC is continually growing with new additions. In addition, the IAC Library is equipped with the latest publications and journals relevant to the Schools. The Library also contains a vast reference section.
IAC maintains a dedicated Archival Section with a range of archival collections including the master artists like Khalid Iqbal, Anna Molka Ahmed, Colin David et al, Architects like Shaukat Nawaz Raja, designers and creative artists as well as important collections such as the Masood Khadarposh Trust and such others.
The IAC Campus has a Botanical and Herb Garden to promote its approach towards passive environmental control, safeguarding endangered species and educative aspects regarding regional flora and fauna, specially the endangered variety. A Herbal and Fruit Garden is also part of this plantation.
This facility is available to all, students & faculty, along with guests. The vehicles used by students, faculty and other administrative staff have to be registered with Campus Security which will issue a parking permit/sticker.
Intermediate FA/FSc with minimum second division pass;
A Levels minimum 3 subjects pass. International Baccalaureate Diploma result with minimum 2.5 GPA (and equivalence certificate from IBCC) Enrollment is open to all applicants who have completed or will complete and meet the above criteria.
Admissions to IAC are open to all Pakistani nationals (including Gilgit-Baltistan, AJK & FATA) and international students who meet the requisite admission criteria regardless of color, creed, gender or age.
Women and Men candidates from underprivileged backgrounds, minorities and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Merit cum Need based scholarships; Loans, Work on Campus etc. are available for deserving candidates.
Prospectus with the application form can be purchased from the campus or downloaded from the website. The application form must be completed on both sides. The space for intent can be filled in any of the three languages , English, Urdu or Punjabi
Applicants must state the degree for which applying and in case they wish to try for more than one, they must show their priority in the number box against each degree. Completed form must be submitted to the admission office on the campus.
There is a back side of the form which also must be filled. The statement of intent is for the student to write what he hopes to do in life and why does he want to study the subject of his choice.
Students will be given a number slip to be able to take the entry tests.
All applicants would be tested in three languages, English, Urdu and Punjabi, written and oral. Levels in language are defined as (i) Basic (ii) Good (iii) Excellent. Students are required to study the language courses offered so that they are at ‘Good’ level in all three and at ‘Excellent’ in one. All those already proficient at the desired level in any language would be exempt from taking the courses in that language.
Drawing /Aptitude test:
Applicant for admission to degrees offered by School of Art, SDCA and SADU will be tested to gauge the student’s ability to observe and express in drawing what is observed.
A test for logical thinking and understanding would be administered to applicants for degree of SADU and SADCA schools
For admission in a degree offered by School of Culture and Language (SCL) the students is required to write up to 200 word on the back of the application form to explain what he wants to study and why. The student will mention his reasons for wanting admission in this course and his future hope and ambitions. Instead of the drawing test they are required to write an essay on the given topic.
The successful candidates will be called for interview. The school can schedule written tests and interview on the same day. The successful candidates will receive provisional letter of acceptance from the school.
Interview & Portfolio:
A panel of members from the concerned school’s faculty will collectively interview each candidate and assess her/his portfolio and communication skills. A consideration at this point, is to balance the dynamics of the selected group at large, while facilitating individual student’s strength.
Guidelines for Portfolio:
• 10 actualized pieces of art work
• Medium: There will be no restriction on medium and may employ any of the following or more:
• 2D Drawings, Paintings, Sketchbooks
• 3D sculptures, models, objects
• Video and digital works
Students have to bring their portfolio on the day of the interview, to allow the admission board to see the work first-hand and engage with the student on its basis.
The fee structure at the Institute for Art and Culture is based on cost per course of study, so that a student pays tuition fee only for what he or she studies. It is not a blanket charge per semester or a year. Every course is charged separately; for example if a student takes admission in a degree course he will pay tuition fee for the core courses and the electives. Some cost less than others so he can choose, in consultation with the Degree In-charge, what courses he can take for a particular summer and only pay for that. So he can vary from semester to semester depending upon his financial situation.
If an applicant wants to take only one course he can do so and obtain a Certificate for having passed that course. He would pay tuition fee for that course alone.
An applicant may also register in consultation with advisor for a set of courses over two semester with an independent study to earn a diploma and pay the tuition fee accordingly.
At the time of admission an admission fee of Rs 10,000.00 is charged to cover the cost of testing etc.
Security and other sundry charges may also apply.
As per Section 236I of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 every educational institution is required to collect advance income tax at the rate of 5% on the amount of fee paid to an educational institution where the annual fee (excluding refundable security deposit) exceeds Rs. 200,000. This tax will be adjustable against final tax liability of the parent/guardian. So the student will be liable to pay advance income tax (where applicable) over and above the tuition fee.
Institute Core Courses (ICC):
These are mandatory core courses offered by the Institute. Every student is required to pass these courses to qualify for the degree. These courses include
Languages (Urdu, English & Punjabi at the level determined by the entry test)
Development of Mind, Knowledge and Civilization.
Degree Core Courses (DCC):
These are mandatory core courses offered by the School compulsory for the completion of degree program. Every student is required to pass these courses to qualify for the degree. These courses form the core of the discipline in which the degree is being offered.
Elective Courses (EC):
These are elective courses and the students can form various combinations in a given semester. The students shall have a choice to select a course from their area of interest from the Elective Courses after consultation with the course advisors. To register in any advanced level course, fulfilling the per-requisites of that course shall be essential.
Interdisciplinary Approach at IAC:
All the courses at IAC, especially the electives, will be open for all the schools to choose from. The aim of IAC is to provide an interdisciplinary and holistic environment to students where they can work and benefit from other disciplines and programs. To enable this, each school has designed such a framework for their programs that incorporate and encourages students to choose from a wide range of courses being offered throughout the institute, thus integrating other knowledge areas into the degree programs and exposing students to diversified subjects and courses.
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