VM Art Gallery is pleased to present Gaye Gi Duniya Geet Mere, a solo show featuring works by Amara Sikander. The exhibition will open on 1st September 2021 and continue till 24th September 2021. This exhibition aims to celebrate the magnificence of the late Pakistani singer and actress, Madam Noor Jahan. Honouring her legacy, this show features her digitally illustrated portraits that reflect her vivid personality, flamboyant character and artistic excellence.
For Amara Sikander, Noor Jahan is a figure of inspiration with whom she shares familial ties. With an additional layer of intimacy, this work tends to embody the aura of Noor Jahan as an artist, family member, idol and a power figure that has been around the artist.
This oeuvre, which centers around portraiture, invites the viewer to look into the life and style of one of the biggest icons of the South Asian film industry. The visual language adopted here tends to beautifully supplement the equally interesting subject matter.
Also known as Malika-e-Tarannum (the queen of melody), Noor Jahan was born as Allah Rakhi Wasai on September 21, 1925 in Kasur, Punjab. Along with singing the largest number of film songs in the history of Pakistani cinema, Noor Jahan also became well-known for her acting skills and ended up performing in 40 films. Moreover, she also has the honour of being Pakistan's first female director.
With a career spanning more than six decades, Noor Jahan recorded over 10,000 songs. She was awarded the President's Award for Pride of Performance and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz in 1957 and 1966 respectively. Her sweet melodies will forever play in the hearts of all those familiar with her work and life. Doing unprecedented things, she has set a precedent for greatness.
VM Art Gallery will only allow a limited number of visitors within the space at once in order to follow social distancing SOPs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. All visitors will be required to wear a mask and get their temperature checked at the door.