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EXHIBITION "Mukhosh - masks of India, a folk tradition" at Art Konsult, 3, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village > 27th May to 10th June 2017

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Time : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 27/05/2017 11:00 10/06/2017 19:00 Asia/Kolkata EXHIBITION "Mukhosh - masks of India, a folk tradition" Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/05/exhibition-mukhosh-masks-of-india-folk.html Art Konsult, 3, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New- Delhi- 110016 DD/MM/YYYY - Exhibition on View

Entry : Free


Venue : Art Konsult, 3, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village, New- Delhi- 110016

Venue Info : artkonsult.in | Nearest Metro Station - 'Green Park(Yellow Line)'
Area : Hauz Khas

Event Description : 
EXHIBITION 
"Mukhosh - masks of India, a folk tradition"

The exhibition is an alliance of art and culture. It will brandish spectrum of traditional masks, reflecting respective cultures from which they permeate. The affluent collection is assembled from various cultures, including tribal, spread across the country; masks such as Bhuta Mask, Chhau Mask from Bengal, Wooden Mask from West Bengal, masks from Bastar Tribes, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Banaras, Karnataka and Maharashtra are featured. An opulent mask from Nepal too is exhibited. The distinctiveness of these traditional masks is attributed to their crafting which is an expression of traditions, environment, imagination and centuries of anthropological heritage. Each mask has its own persona depending upon the raw materials and utility, which is influenced by differing beliefs and ecologies. Simple, intricately carved, painted, flamboyant and decorative, every mask has elaborative cultural detailing to it and an obvious inclination to the geographical region they belong to.

Earliest masks discovered date back to the time of pre-historic rock paintings of 3000 BC, and the tradition continues well into the modern world. Masks share analogous history all over the world and have been recourse to for diverse yet universal functions. The oldest known uses being ritualistic, albeit theater and entertainment being no less consequential.

Masks greatly vary in appearance, raw materials and utility depending on differing belief systems and ecologies. From the jagged and the simple to the intricately carved and the painted, from the austere to the exorbitantly flamboyant and decorative. They are often paired with costumes,significantly in rituals or performances for consummate characterization. Fundamentally the costume completes the new identity exemplified by the mask, and usually tradition prescribes its appearance and construction to the same extent as the mask itself. Costumes, like the masks, come from a diverse plethora of material, all of which has a symbolic connection with the mask's veritable imagery.  

All our folk art and culture forms have an ethnic nature. They remain within a particular geographical region – Bhadu and Jhumur of Bankura, Jhumur and Nanchni of Purulia and Nautanki in Darbhanga. Like the dances of Santhal and Nagas despite both being Tribal dances are very different from each other. Tribal art or Folk art is motivated by utilitarian and ritualistic features and sometimes as far from recreational impulses.


 Curated by Neelam Malhotra

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EXHIBITION "Mukhosh - masks of India, a folk tradition" at Art Konsult, 3, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village > 27th May to 10th June 2017 EXHIBITION "Mukhosh - masks of India, a folk tradition" at Art Konsult, 3, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village > 27th May to 10th June 2017 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on 14:22 Rating: 5

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