16 June 2023 /
BENGAL BEYOND BOUNDARIES – A HISTORICAL EXHIBITION SHOWCASING THE GREAT MASTERS OF BENGAL FROM PAST TO PRESENT
CURATOR: UMA NAIR
VENUE: BIKANER HOUSE / INDIA GATE/ NEW DELHI 110011
DATE: 7-16 JULY 2023
AAKRITI ART GALLERY presents BENGAL BEYOND BOUNDARIES, a historical exhibition at Bikaner House, New Delhi, showcasing the Great Masters of Bengal from past to present.
Curated by renowned art critic and curator Uma Nair and conceptualized by legendary artist Jogen Chowdhury, the exhibition will have seminal works by Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Hemen Majumdar, Somnath Hore, Rabin Mondal, Ganesh Pyne, Arpita Singh, Jogen Chowdhury, Anjolie Ela Menon, Paresh Maity and other eminent artists.
The Show explores the history and depth of Bengal art, reflecting human exploration of macrocosmic and microcosmic realms. The exhibition brings together established and emerging artists, presenting paintings, sculptures, and more. Divided into Bikaner House’s galleries, it highlights diverse mediums and captures the essence of Bengali heritage.
“This exhibition will be one of great history and depth, to understand the phases in Bengal art” says Vikram Bachhawat, director of one of Kolkata’s prestigious galleries known for its publication of art journals, as well as an inventory of a brilliant art collection.
“A rank of works that transcend time the images of human figures as well as expressionist works will reflect the incessant human desire to explore the macrocosmic and the microcosmic through the experience of memory as well as history. These works will offer many journeys of discovery and contemplation and signify the enduring need for artists to provide a context and commentary around artistic journeys,” says Uma Nair, curator of the Show.
“The hallmark of the show will be the coming together of many big names in the art fraternity who have been practitioners for decades to young new upcoming talents,” she added.
From the early Kalighat mythic moorings to contemporary character to the complexities of politics, power, faith and fervour this show will definitely keep a novel look at present day practices in the light of the past.
“The artists, printmakers and sculptors have unravelled internal ‘journeys of discovery’ to provide an insight that focuses on the finest details of communication as well as the contemplative idiom in the creation of their own art. The show will include a quest that reaches out to capture the known as well as the unknown, it blends into a narrative of a prism of social, cultural as well as a memoir of personal and public contemporary developments born out of the leaves of memory and Bengali heritage,” eminent art critic and curator Uma Nair shares on the details of the art works.