The below transcript is from August 2020:
We are honored to have been selected by Artists for Flood Relief Karachi as one of the organizations involved in flood relief work that they would like to support. We are proud that the artists are highlighting and appreciating our efforts globally. Plus, this fund raising effort also promotes cultural exchange.
Below is a brief outline of the project:
Artists for Flood Relief Karachi is a fundraiser initiated by three artists’ friends who felt the need to use art as an aid in response to the severe aftermath of the record-breaking monsoon rains in Karachi. The organizer’s Shaheen Jaffrani (artist, curator, and designer), Shah Numair Ahmed Abbasi (artist and writer), and Shanzay Subzwari (artist and writer) graduated together in 2014 from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and have now reconvened for this cause. Another team member is their artist friend, Sarah Kazmi who is handling international correspondence with buyers from overseas.
AfFRK is an online exhibition that features artworks generously donated by over 160 artists and counting. Local, as well as international buyers, can purchase prints of the exhibited works which will be printed and shipped by team AfFRK. The team has also received original artworks as donations for which they intend to hold a silent auction towards the end of their fundraiser. The duration of the fundraiser is one month and will terminate on October 1, 2020 (Subject to change). The campaign has been very inclusive as the team has accepted donations from formally taught artists, self-taught artists, art students, illustrators, designers, architects, photographers, diaspora, and non-Pakistani artists living abroad.
All funds that are generated through this campaign will go towards the partnered organizations providing relief to the afflicted. The three partnered organizations are Food for Thought, The Environmental, and Smile Sunshine that is run by either the organizer’s friends or colleagues who they have previously worked with. AfFRK has also partnered with FujiFilm to ensure excellent, professional-quality archival printing that is resistant to degradation.