Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Youth transforming society at KNMA, Vidyarthi Vishesh at Pradarshak and more..


Youth transforming society at KNMA

(The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art)
The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art and United Nations Information Centre has planned to celebrate the  International Youth Day on the 10th of August 2013 in a special way this year. Supported by rediff.com, the KNMA has organized a discussion, followed by an Art competition exclusively for students from colleges and has made an open call to the students for participation if interested.

With the theme of the event ''Engaging Youth in Transforming Society", the students would require to register first. Each group will then be given paper kites to spread their message to the public.

The honoured guests presiding over the event are, Dr. Dinesh Singh - Vice Chancellor, University of Delhi, Mr. Rajiv Chandran - National Information Officer, United Nations, Dr. Pawan Sudhir - Head-Art & Aesthetics, NCERT, Mr. Mandar Narvekar - Head Marketing, rediff.com, Ms. Roobina Karode - Director & Chief Curator, KNMA.

The prizes to be won are: 
1st Prize: Rs. 25,000/-
2nd Prize: Rs.15,000/-
3rd Prize: Rs. 10,000/-

All the participants will be awarded the certificate of participation. For registration and more information, please write to jijo.jose@hcl.com. All participants are requested to bring their ID cards.

The venue for this event is the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, 145, DLF, South Court Mall, Saket, between 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm on the 10th August, 2013.

Celluloid wonders on view at college
(The College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram)
The College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram has collaborated with the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy and the Federation of Film Societies of India ( FFSI) to host the screening of contemporary films by some of the celluloid greats like Kurosawa, Bergman, Tarkovsky and others. The college is renowned for its mentoring of some of the acclaimed artists in the country today and this week long event is just one more step in that direction.
The Chalachitra Academy has benefitted by this collaborative venture by getting a permanent space for screening films and the involvement of Fine Arts College in the art/film scenario makes it an ideal destination to conduct the screenings.On show also are the films screened in the competition category at various editions of International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK).
The screenings will be held after class hours so that the students can become part of the festival without disrupting their studies. The screenings will be arranged in the 100-seat air-conditioned hall in the college. And the entry is free and admission will be on a first-come-first-served basis.
The screenings which started on the 26th of July 2013 will take place on every Friday evening.

The ‘Salmagundi’ Show
( A mixed media work by Sahaya Sharma)
Wonderwall art space, New Delhi presents a solo show of art works by artist, Sahaya Sharma. The artist has her art degree from the Lasalle College of the Arts, Singapore.
The show titled, ‘Salmagundi’ displays an exclusive art collection, made over the past few years by the artist.
Sahaya has also studied sculpture at Triveni Kala Sangam.  A free - spirited artist whose works are based on themes and concepts where variation and disparity are witnessed in their fullest forms. With a firm belief that color and texture gives life to the work, making this a vibrant and colourful collection. the works displayed are replete with textural and relief work. Ranging from figuratives to abstracts and water colour to oils / acrylics, the artist exhibits a vast range.

The exhibition is on view till 1st August, 2013.

Vidyarthi Vishesh -  Figuratives

(A work on display by Shweta Poinkar)
As part of its third phase of the annual event ‘Vidyarthi Vishesh’, (Student Special Exhibition) the Pradarshak Art Gallery, Mumbai presents their featured figurative paintings by the students from all over Maharashtra.

The show displays selected paintings in a semi-abstract genre, and the mediums range from wateroclour on paper to pen on paper and acrylic on canvas. The works on show display tonal nuances and a variety of techniques explored by the students. The show is held to unveil fresh new talent from all over the state into the art world. With a  variety of topics and subjects the students explore, about society and their personal issues, the show has over the years come to be seen as one to watch for.The show features students from 13 participating colleges in Mumbai, Pune, Nasik, Nagpur, Lature, etc.

Participating student artists are Umesh Bhoi, Prakash Date, Asif Shaikh, Kunal Salvi, Bherulal Sutar, Komal Suryavanshi, Lalit Gawli, Aditya Puthur, Rupali Dube, Jivan Parate, Shweta Poinkar among others.

The show having commenced on 29th July, will be on view till the 10th of August 2013.

(News reports by Sushma Sabnis)


Saluting the sailor

Sonu Mulchandani pays tribute to the sailors and explorers from the 14th to 18th century in her exhibition of maps and scale models of ships
(A work on display at the show)
It was like stepping back into a portal and looking at the world through the eyes of the explorers, who, once they got over their fear of falling off the edge of the world, wandered the seven seas and mapped the world as they saw it.
And Sonu Mulchandani, in her exhibition “The Voyage”, pays tribute to them through their works, by recreating or reproducing these maps over copper, marble, steel, wood, stone — even canvas — and which retain their old-world charm.
She works with world maps made between the 14 and 18 century — maps of Asia, India and Europe; even specific regions in Europe, like Naples (Southern Italy), the province of Peking, or the Mediterranean Islands.
Each of these maps is accompanied by a short note on the map.
She displays pictorial maps or map plans in works like the “The Garden of Pleasure 1685” where she recreates the architectural map plans of the Anguien Park built in Belgium in pictures, on marble tablets. The title page maps of European nations also display cultural icons through native figures of people and divine figures (like angels).
Sonu has also built wooden scale models of ships, like the “Kanrin Maru”, an 1857 warship; the “Norske Love”, a 1765 Danish warship, or the “Royal Louis” of the French royal navy, and surprisingly, the famous “Black Pearl” of the Pirates of the Carribean series fame.
“I was reading this books called The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life by Colete Baron-Reid, which is more philosophical or spiritual, but it gave me a foresight into maps. Then somebody showed me some old maps, which gave me the inspiration to look closely at these maps and depict them through my artwork,” says Sonu.
“I find that so much evolved from the experiences and cartographic records of explorers, who mapped the world without the help of satellites. So the exhibition is a tribute to these sailors and explorers. But I hope this is just the beginning of a journey for us to look at maps.”
Sometimes she adds a touch of tangible history to these maps by placing guns or swords over the representation.
She also contrasts these old maps with her interpretation of the Indian map, using well-known icons, in people, places and architecture to represent 18 different states in the country.
“These icons, whether it’s the saint Thirvualluvar in Tamil Nadu, the scientist M. Visveswaraya in Karnataka or architectural marvels like the Khajuraho temple, represent Indian heritage and culture; most maps don’t depict this.”
The exhibition will be on view until August 10 at Sublime Galleria, 24, 8 floor, UB City, Vittal Mallya Road.
For details, contact 9900238847.
( Report by Harshini Vakkalanka for The Hindu)

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