EXHIBITION 'India, my influence' An Art Exhibition, 2018 showcasing Paintings, Sculptures, Video and Performing Arts > 5th to 13th February 2018 - Delhi Events
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EXHIBITION 'India, my influence' An Art Exhibition, 2018 showcasing Paintings, Sculptures, Video and Performing Arts > 5th to 13th February 2018

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Venue : Academy of Fine Arts & Literature (AFAL), 4/6, Sirifort Institutional Area
India influence Art Exhibition 2018 Artworks

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5th February : 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm Add to Calendar 05/02/2018 17:00 05/02/2018 20:30 Asia/Kolkata Opening of 'India, my influence' An Art Exhibition, 2018 showcasing Paintings, Sculptures, Video and Performing Arts Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2018/01/exhibition-india-my-influence-group-art-show-afal.html Academy of Fine Arts & Literature (AFAL), 4/6, Sirifort Institutional Area, New Delhi - 110049 DD/MM/YYYY - Opening 
5th to 13th February : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 05/02/2018 11:00 13/02/2018 19:00 Asia/Kolkata EXHIBITION 'India, my influence' An Art Exhibition, 2018 showcasing Paintings, Sculptures, Video and Performing Arts Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2018/01/exhibition-india-my-influence-group-art-show-afal.html Academy of Fine Arts & Literature (AFAL), 4/6, Sirifort Institutional Area, New Delhi - 110049 DD/MM/YYYY  Exhibition on View

Entry : Free


Venue : Academy of Fine Arts & Literature (AFAL), 4/6, Sirifort Institutional Area, New Delhi - 110049
Landmark : Opp. Siri Fort Auditorium Gate No. 2 
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Event Description : EXHIBITION 'India, my influence' An Art Exhibition, 2018 showcasing Paintings, Sculptures, Video and Performing Arts

Cultural and physical geographies unarguably influence the shaping of concepts, identities, ideologies, happiness, and the virtues of its inhabitants. India being the world’s largest democracy, with its dynamic cosmopolitan culture and diversity, consequently becomes an inescapable force, a powerful entity influencing our mind and rationale. It is a heterogeneous entity in terms of the varied cultures, dialects, religions, traditions and socio-economic structures that it encompasses. Each village and city has evolved its own indigenous culture and yet religion and spirituality remain the pivotal and the common factor. India is a country, which has been associated with spiritual traditions for thousands of years and it has been home to some of the greatest religions of the world; a land where spirituality is a way of life. A land, where villages follow the tradition of having a presiding deity or totem usually after which the village itself is named; where one worships stones, trees, and spears to sculpted life-size human statues; where there are several different gods and goddesses and as a matter of fact one can find specific deities for specific requirements and even for specific diseases; where unique symbolic idols, like a round or oval rock under a banyan tree are smeared with orange for Hanuman or red for Shakti, transforming even such banal objects into idols for worship. The belief in these practices is absolute and becomes an endless source of strength and hope for the individual.

Most of the artists, who feature in this exhibition, hail from different parts of the country and have traveled or migrated to different cities; thus have experienced and are familiar with this eccentricity and heterogeneity present in the country. Through their works they prompt an examination, even transgressing on the transitional histories that have shaped the country into what it is today. They explore the uniformity and the anomalies residing in the country’s complex cultural system. The exhibition consists of installations, videos and photographs, sculptures, as well as traditional Pattachitra scrolls. The contemporary artistic mediums juxtaposed alongside a traditional form of visual representation and story telling will provide a historical timeline to the narrative and help depict the organic transformation of the visual narrative in the country.

Curator and Artist : Ms. Durga Kainthola

About the Exhibition:

Curated by Durga Kainthola, who studied art in India from Sir. J.J. School of Arts (Mumbai) & The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (Gujarat). She is also one of the participating artists in this exhibition, the show promises to be a visual spectacle. There will on display distinctive works by 14 artists in the show. The multicultural facets of India inspire these artists. Each artwork in the show is a story in itself. The artists aim to feature their memories, experiences seen through a mythological lens and look forward to combine this mythological past with future.

With ‘Ramayan', narrated by singing; ‘the complicated Mahabaharat’, assembled in a web with Cowries; ‘Theyyam’, performed, depicting the dancer taken over by the spirit of the goddess Bhagwati; ‘The throne’, inspired by the Sun rays of ‘Surya Dev’; ‘Tools that can kill, love & heal’, displayed as every tool has its own identity and a story to tell; ‘The one-day Bride ritual of the transgender, celebrated in the Southern part of India’, captured in photographs and video; ‘The spices’; ‘Dancing mudras of India’; ‘The melting Buddha’; and more, all inhabiting one space, these very ideas of  recreating mythology as glimpses from the past and present, combined, calls for an applause.

Artists participating are :  Sanjay Sawant and Sweety Joshi (collaborative work by the artist couple), Shivani Aggarwal, Pankaj Guru, Dr. Richa Navani (PhD Visual art), Sajahan Chitrakar, Sanjay Samanta & Rupali Samanta (collaborative work by the artist couple), Hemavathy Guha & Sushanta Guha (collaborative work by the artist couple), Eleni Stoelinga-Tsiapara (Doxiades School of Design, Athens, Greece), Durga Kainthola, Sibi Abhimanue, Apurva Desai

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EXHIBITION 'India, my influence' An Art Exhibition, 2018 showcasing Paintings, Sculptures, Video and Performing Arts > 5th to 13th February 2018 EXHIBITION 'India, my influence' An Art Exhibition, 2018 showcasing Paintings, Sculptures, Video and Performing Arts > 5th to 13th February 2018 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Rating: 5

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