New Delhi, October 11 (IANSlife): Folk art blog artamour celebrates its first anniversary with the opening of ‘An Imaginal Affair’, an eclectic contemporary art exhibition featuring more than 40 well-known artists from India and abroad. Organized by Aakshat Sinha and Ranjan Kaul, who are also the founding partners of artamour, the exhibition is dated October 8-10, 2021 at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi, and continues in an online version from October 10-31. 2021.
An Imaginal Affair is an eclectic contemporary art exhibition featuring over 40 well-known artists from India and abroad. The popular art blog, hosts and organizes the show. The exhibition marks the celebration of the blog’s first anniversary and is the natural culmination of the love affair with art that ignited in October 2020. Seen in this light, the process of selecting and curating works exhibited in the exhibition has been set in motion. more than 15 months ago, when the founding partners and co-curators of the exhibition imagined artamour.
The exhibition showcases the diversity and multidimensionality of contemporary art, ranging from lyrical and abstract expressionist drawings and paintings by artists like Prem Singh, Hemavathy Guha and Sri Lankan artist Sarath G Perera to visual and poignant commentaries on the society, politics and gender relations. like those of Sanjeev Sonpimpare, Inder Salim, Orijit Sen and Satadru Sovan. The show also features the performance of fantastic works by artists such as Santosh Verma, Rajan S Fulari and Kanchan Chander; the provocative sculptural fiberglass installation pieces titled “So what’s your problem if I look sexy?” By Durga Kainthola; stainless steel sculptures by Shovin Bhattachrjee; art photographs by Shailan Parkar; the fine works of Ramachandra Pokale; and the pictorial calligraphy of Qamar Dagar.
What really stands out from the exhibition and will offer viewers an exciting experience are the unique video art of Russian artist Maria Arendt; the Blender videos of young artist Aadit Basu; in situ sculptural installations by multimedia artists with wall and floor installations by Rita Prasad; the kinetic work of Susanta Mondal; and the gigantic hanging origami of the artist “ortiecture”, Ankon Mitra.
To provide a global flavor, the exhibits on display include works by renowned international artists such as American artists Tracy Lee Stum and Mark Lewis Wagner; the Sri Lankan abstractionist, Sarath Perera; British artist Paul Liptrot; Pakistani artist Rumana Husain; and Mexican artist and illustrated book designer, Carolyn Watson-Dubisch.
Aakshat Sinha, said: âIt is a privilege that we have been able to bring so many artists together on the same platform to showcase the richness and variety of contemporary artistic practices not only in India but also internationally. We have tried to ensure that the works included in the exhibition reflect global trends in contemporary art. To this end, we have included, in addition to drawing and painting, creative installations, art photographs and videos. The works are elegantly organized to do justice to the high quality of the works on display and thus provide viewers with an aesthetic and unforgettable viewing experience. To better understand the works and ensure their accessibility, we have provided, if necessary, QR Codes where viewers can listen to the artists talk about their own work.
Ranjan Kaul said, âThe show is the satisfying culmination of a year of artamour. Since launching on October 9, 2020, our art blog has ensured that art lovers don’t lose touch with the art world during the pandemic. In our selection of artists and their representative works, we have deliberately attempted to exhibit not only art that meets the highest aesthetic standards, but, just as important, we have includes art that makes sense and has deeper social relevance. So it’s a show with a difference. We are confident viewers will find a resonance with the works on display at An Imaginal Affair and simply love the show. “
To provide access to more works over a longer period of time, he plans to present an online exhibition from October 10 to 31, 2021, with the addition of ten more artists. This will allow viewers who do not reside in the Delhi-NCR region in the country as well as those living abroad to access the unique exhibition and be part of the artistic celebration.