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Court wants to know the reason why ‘man-animal’ sculpture was installed at Lahore museum

SAMAA | - Posted: Jan 17, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: Jan 17, 2019 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Court wants to know the reason why ‘man-animal’ sculpture was installed at Lahore museum

Museum's director has been asked to submit a reply by next week

Lahore High Court wants to know why a ‘man-animal’ sculpture has been installed at the city’s museum. 

A petitioner filed an application asking for the removal of the sculpture. She said that the giant sculpture is ‘horrific’ and scaring away children.

The court has asked for museum’s director to submit a reply by next week.

Meanwhile, the museum has hidden the 20-feet statue with cloth now. They said that the statue is not part of the museum, but a part of an exhibition being held there.

On January 11, the University of Punjab shared on social media a picture of the sculpture. “Another milestone achieved by a student of #CollegeofArtsandDesign,” the post said. The statue has been made by Irbaatul Hassan. 

The artist, who was working on the topic of ferocity, said that his artwork is a strong comment [on] the degradation of humans who stop self-reflecting and become immoral. “The difference between a man and an animal is based on a man’s ability to self-reflect,” he writes in his artist statement.


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      عبداللہ  January 18, 2019 8:01 am/ Reply

    This is a ridiculous display, completely inappropriate for a museum and an Islamic country.

    بوت ہلال ہے؟

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      Kay Man  January 18, 2019 10:54 am/ Reply

    It’s insane how an artistic representation of evil is suddenly offensive to someone.

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        Anonymous  January 21, 2019 7:24 am/ Reply

      sure put literally whatever and calling it “artistic” does not make it so, regardless, the complain was that it scared children, so much for “art” there.

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      Dr Wajiha Mutahar  January 19, 2019 2:36 am/ Reply

    Satan sculpture means something fishy going on

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      Anonymous  January 19, 2019 2:55 pm/ Reply

    this is quite interesting well done lahore museum. it seems a shame that if things are displayed that people personally dont like they have to say its not islamic scary etc etc..

    however one persons taste is different to another..

    sculptures like these are common place around the world in museums thats what modern day museums are about….

    sometimes its worth opening your eyes to something different..

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