Wednesday 31 May 2023

Bengal Beyond Boundaries

The presence of Aakriti Art Gallery in contemporary Indian art is both exemplary and exceptional in its artistic evolution over the pst. It reveals its commitment to serious and meaningful pursuits.In a historic unveiling the gallery will showcase works of Bengal artists beginning from Early Oil paintings, works by Bengal Masters as well as important contemporary practitioners who have contributed to the making and evolution of Indian art.

The works which will be presented at Bikaner House titled 'Bengal Beyond Boundaries'. and curated by noted writer and art critic Uma Nair, will showcase a wonderful process and spirit that provokes a dialogue that will not question our own notion of culture but will also reflect the beauty of the human imagination.

In an remarkable assembly of works the show will be a quest to accomplish deeply impressive satisfying mélange of artists, each of whom possesses a sprightly distinctive approach. The compositional variety and the grammar of execution shall make for a lively diversity of angles as well as satisfying narrative styles.

Aakriti’s famous Masterpiece shows over more than a decade has defined them as a gallery that with works of artists who have been showcased along with Masters to ensure the very best representations of contemporary developments. Thus from a profusion of options the gallery has been able to distill a coherent and positive selection of artists over the years.

Aakriti’s exhibition history is one of explorations that run back and forth in melding the past and the present. It has always had a distinctive policy of having immense respect for senior and established talents and the discernment of a new promise through thoughtfully curated exhibitions. Its most coveted exhibitions like ‘Gen Next’, have put contemporary Indian and International Art before the public in an appraised and consistent manner. Though its emphasis has largely been on Indian art, in particular, it has also showcased meaningful works from abroad at regular intervals.

Aakriti is known for its archival collections, collectors, anywhere in the world may collect artwork from a huge range of works available on gallery’s website, online. The gallery has also produced a huge corpus of literature on Indian and international art, published a much sought after art magazine named Art Etc. Some of the sterling essays will be carried out in the book which will come out during the exhibition.

At the forthcoming exhibition, Aakriti Art Gallery under the stewardship of Gallery’s Director Vikram Bachhawat will present a mapping of the Bengal School along with a unique perception of the social and cultural future with Early Oil Paintings, the works by Masters and practicing artists through its interaction with the audience. Over the years Aakriti is known to create shows that provide rich audience perceptions, as well as understandings of the creative potential of some of fresh talents. In this unveiling there will be a conjunction of established artists as well as Masters and emerging names.

The range of mediums and compositional forms will make for a lively diversity of angles and satisfying narrative styles. Aakriti’s past experience with Indian Masters will be an abacus to ensure the very best representations of contemporary developments. The present may be interrogated in an attempt to decipher in it the heralding signs of a forthcoming event. Here we have the principle of a kind of historical hermeneutics from Anonymous Early Bengal, Hemendranath Mazumdar, Jamini Roy, Rabindranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Manishi De, Somnath Hore, Gopal Ghosh, Rabin Mondal, Ganesh Haloi,Bikash Bhattacharjee,Sakti Burman, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Gobardhan Ash, Kartick Chandra Pyne, Jogen Chowdury, Arpita Singh, Lalu Prasad Shaw,Pradeep Moitra,Anjolie Ela Menon,Samir Aich,Shuvaprasana,Shipra Bhattacharjee,Paresh Maity,Jayasri Burman,Jayashree Chakravarty, Tapas Konar, Aditya Basak, Chhatrapati Dutta, Sudip Roy,Chandra Bhattacharjee, Samindranath Mazumdar, Akhil Chandra Das, Subrata Biswas, Tapas Biswas and others.

Venue : Bikaner House. New Delhi 

Date.   : 7 July To 16 July 2023.

Aakriti Art Gallery

(A unit of Chisel Crafts Pvt. Ltd.)
Orbit Enclave, First Floor
12/3A, Hungerford Street
Kolkata-700 017
Phones: +91 33 22893027 / +91 33 22895041
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