8 JANUARY 2022 /
TWO ZERO TWO ONE /
INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIVE ART SPACE EXHIBITION /
A CENTRE FOR ART & CULTURE, PONDICHERRY /
AKSHATA MOKASHI/ SURESH K.NAIR/ KIRTI CHANDAK/ MALAVIKA MANDAL ANDREW/ ANERI GANDHI/BIKASH ACHARJEE/BRANDON S GELLIS/CHUGULI KUMAR SAHOO/DEBADYUTI SAHA/ DOLLY BISWAS/ HARINI KUMAR/JANARDHAN RAO HAVANJE/ / KOUSANI BASU/ LASSE VAN DEN DIKKENBERG/ MIHIKA ROW/ MEENA SCHALDENBRAND/ L. NAVEENA DEVI SINGH/ NEGIN EHTESABIAN/ PALLAVI SUBHASH/ PATRICK LICHTY/ PRAJAKTA KAUSHAL PATIL/ RAGHAVAN NAGARAJAN/ RANI ROBISON/ RAVI VISHWAKARMA/ ROHAN DUMBRE/ SIDDHARTHA SHIL/ SK SAHID HOSSAIN/ SOMEN DEBNATH/ SUBARNA DAS/ SUNITA GUPTA/ / SUSHOBHITA DAS/ V. SANTHI SIRI/ TARO SAKAMOTO
The International Collaborative (Virtual) Art Space Exhibition titled “Two Zero Two One” is on show and will continue till 14 January 2022.
The in person Exhibition was held at Tasmai Art Gallery, Pondicherry from 5 December 2021 to 19 December 2021.
The exhibition themed ‘Experiences in Lockdown’ displays the creative works of artists from different parts of the country and abroad.
Renowned artists Kirti Chandak and Malavika Mandal Andrew are the curators of this International Collaborative Art Project.
In the Collaborative Art Project, artists work in trios and create three original artworks on the theme ‘Experiences in Lockdown’, exploring the artist’s experiences to foster artistic growth and creativity during the pandemic in the year 2020.
“Individuals, time borders, materials, techniques, life, death and art…. I had a very nice and exciting experience at this exhibition. I think there are essential for the fusion of artists and the establishment of individuals,” said Taro Sakamoto, the eminent artist from Japan.
The project keeps a dialogue between the artists of different countries, regions and cultures and foster better relations to carry out creativity and human experiences in unusual circumstances.
“The exhibition felt like a dream come true. Actualisation of ideas that initially seemed difficult to execute. Even though we all were on locked down, I managed to connect the artists from different part of the world,” said Malavika Mandal Andrew, the first artist from India to be listed in the Techpressionist Visual Artist Index.
Along with this, a unique interschool ‘Techspressionist (digital) Art Collaboration”, a term coined by Colin Goldberg, the internationally acclaimed artist experimenting with technology and personal emotions is also curated by the renowned artist Malavika Mandal Andrew from Mumbai.
Here two artists of different schools work together to create two artworks on the theme of ‘Happy Moments in Time’ under the title “New Day, New Month, New Year” digitally.
“The Process of Collaboration between two artists is a delicate dance between two different people’s artistic preferences, their styles, ideals, mediums and most importantly, who they are and their inner selves,” said Shanay Shukla, Podar International School, Mumbai.
“I don’t generally work with other people on an art piece and I expected it to be very difficult to sync our thoughts and to come to a compromise, but it was surprisingly easy and definitely more fun than I had expected working with someone to be,” Aparajita, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavans School, Vadodara shared her experience.
This Exhibition spreads in a space between global reality and creativity that allows freedom and communications beyond nations interweaving mixed art practices and beliefs.