Bhil art by Bhuri Bhai.
Bhil art by Bhuri Bhai.

Must Art Gallery hosts ‘Many Indias III’

The exhibition will feature rare indigenous arts of India

From Kashmir to Kanyakumari and Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh, India is replete with regional centres of creative outputs. Honouring this diverse culture of art is ‘Many Indias III’, an exhibition that showcases the language of the different genres of folk and indigenous art of the country.

The exhibition will present artworks of 70 artists and myriad genres of folk art from various parts of the country. These will include works by noted artists of international fame, like Bhuri Bai from Madhya Pradesh with her surreal depiction of Bhil paintings filled with animals and birds; Manisha Jha's Madhubani paintings; Maharashtra-based Sadashiv Mashe and Anil Chaitya Vangad’s Warli art, Bengal scroll paintings, Pichwais and miniatures from Rajasthan; Rogan art from Gujarat; as well as Kalighat and Patachitra paintings; among many others. Shawls and tapestries from Nagaland will also be showcased. These art forms are unique expressions of these artists and encapsulate the history and contemporary times of the regions. The artworks are significant for their historic and academic relevance as also for their aesthetic value.

“My engagement with the indigenous arts seamlessly transitioned into a personal commitment, which is the soul of my professional endeavours. As much as I continue to appreciate the aesthetics and historical significance of indigenous art, as a patron, I have a vision to channelise consistent efforts to give this genre visibility and a platform to flourish in the contemporary times,” says Tulika Kedia, director, The Kanha Museum of Life & Art.

Exhibition details:
What: ‘Many Indias III’, exhibition curated by Tulika Kedia
When: February 1, 2020 to March 31, 2020
Where: Must Art Gallery, S -67 Panchsheel Park, New Delhi 110017

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