Thursday, October 31, 2013

Monsters of Silence, Mixtape 2, My Cup of Tea and more..


Divine Doorways

( Photography work by Michael J Wright)
Lokayata Art Gallery, New Delhi presents a photo exhibition of the photo installations captured by Michael J Wright, an Australian national in love with divine Sufism. The exhibits showcase the daily aspects in and around some of the most visited and sacred holy Sufi dargahs located in North India. Accompanied by the soul stirring poetic verses of Julaluddin Rumi, these installations look amazing and conveys a true essence of Sufism. 

Wright was introduced to Sufism 25 years back and over the period of time he has traveled around many holy shrines and has witnessed various aspects of faith as well as divinity.  These installations are an effort to display various aspects of Sufi dargahs as Divine Doorways for many.

The show is on view till 31st October 2013.

Monsters of Silence

( Work by Martin Eder)
Gallery Isa presents a debut solo show of German artist Martin Eder. the show is titled, ‘Monsters of Silence’ and the artworks reveal the dichotomy existent in nature, especially with regard to beauty and the decadence associated with it.

His work is an interplay with rich symbolism associated with birds,owls, and flowers. The darker undercurrent surfaces in the backgrounds and the elements which are placed carefully int he painting subtly hinting at the corruption of a purity. He believes there is no ugliness until mankind anoints it as ugly, nature sees everything equally beautiful.

The show previews on 15th November at 6:30 pm and will be on view till 24th January 2014.

Mixtape 2

Atta Galatta, Bangalore presents, ‘Mixtape 2 - Meet the Creators’. Manta Ray, a leading indie comic book publishing house hosts ‘Meet The Creators’ for the second volume of their hit comic anthology series Mixtape. 

Mixtape is a platform for rising comic storytellers to showcase their short comic stories. This event, Mixtape 2 will bring together five stories from seven creators and each will belong to a different genre and drawn in a diverse art style. 

One can get a chance to meet some of the creators from Mixtape 2 and get copies of Mixtape 2 signed along with personal sketches from the artists themselves. There will also be an extensive showcase of short comic stories from the archives of Manta Ray.

The show is on view till 9th November 2013.

My Cup Of Tea

Kynkyny Art, Bangalore presents a show, 'My Cup of Tea' - a narration of eclectic experiences by young and budding illustrators and artists Bakula Nayak, Kalyani Ganapathy, Shreyas R Krishnan and Trusha Sawant. 

The artists showcase a collection of varying styles, techniques and interests, viewing life as it goes by through their different coloured glasses. The artworks displayed are interesting with a beautiful interplay of colours.

The show is on view till 31st October 2013.

(News reports by Sushma Sabnis)

Abounding in art

The first edition of Jaipur Art Summit is about to roll

( One of the works to be displayed)
Rajasthan has always had a deep connect with arts, boasting traditions like Shekhawati murals, phad scrolls, kavads and Rajasthani miniatures. Now taking the relationship forward is Jaipur Art Summit, where artists from different states practising varied mediums will showcase their work on a single platform. The Jaipur Art Summit is an initiative of the Progressive Artists Group (PAG) of Rajasthan and a few other like-minded artists, art enthusiasts like Timmie Kumar, Chairperson, an interior designer from the J.J School of Arts; Mridul Bhasin, writer, author and art critic based in Jaipur; R.B Gauttam, president of PAG, initiator of the summit and vice-president of the Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi; Vidyasagar Upadhay, a very senior artist.
(One of the works to be displayed)
The summit which will take place from November 7 to 11 will be held at Hotel Clarks Amer and Jawahar Kala Kendra. The summit will showcase creative expressions across many media and formats like canvas, visual and digital art, art installations, sculptures, interactive art and other contemporary and folk-centric expressions. Around 150 artists’ works will be showcased at the summit, and the list boasts senior names like Anjolie Ela Menon, Jatin Das, Jai Zharotia and Gopi Gajwani. An art camp, installation art works by Chintan Upadhyay, Mithu Sen and Surendra Pal Joshi, seminars, display of folk traditions like sanjhi art of Vrindavan, black earth terracotta work from Sawai Madhopur, ceramic art, enamelling and glass painting, and art haat are different elements of the first edition of the Jaipur Art Summit.

( Report from The Hindu)

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