Jaipur to host art fest

Jaipur, Oct 9 : The Jaipur Art Summit, a multihued palette of colour, form and texture, will be organised here Nov 7-11.

The event is a collective effort by the Progressive Artists Group of Rajasthan and a few like-minded artists, to give contemporary Indian Art a centre stage in this city, the organisers said.

Rajasthan has always had a rich legacy of the fine arts with its Shekhawati murals, Phad scrolls, Kavads and Rajasthani miniatures. The erstwhile royals of Jaipur were early connoisseurs of the fine arts too. The event, the first of its kind in the state, is an effort to take this legacy forward and become the definitive one in the years to come.

"We are happy that this summit has emerged from the art community itself and we see this as a community festival. We hope that in the coming years it will set new benchmarks in field of art," said Timmie Kumar, chairperson of Jaipur Art Summit.

The Jaipur Art Summit will display 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.

The festival will include a large gamut of artwork in different mediums. It will open with a pan India artists' exhibition where a total of 150 artists' work will be displayed.

An art camp, which is an integral part of the Summit will draw in some of the biggest names from across India, including Anjolie Ila Menon, who is also the guest of Honour of the Summit, and art masters like R. B Bhaskaran, Jatin Das, Prabhakar Kolte, and K. Muralidharan.

It will also showcase the installation art by eminent artists like Chintan Upadhay - a marquee name today in any international arena, and Mithu Sen, Vinay Sharma, and Surendra Pal Joshi - artists who have earned their rightful place in the arena of Indian art.

--IANS (Posted on 09-10-2013)

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