ARINDAM CHATTERJEE
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Emami Art will open its biggest showcase yet at India Art Fair 2020

The exhibit will showcase five new artists from West Bengal along with internationally renowned names like Jogen Chowdhury and G Ravinder Reddy

Emami Art, one of the country’s finest and largest galleries based in Kolkata, supported by the Emami Group, is set to open its most ambitious showcase yet at India Art Fair 2020. The gallery will showcase the curated selection of artworks through two separate booths this year - B11, Galleries Section, and A08, Focus Section.

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Emami Art’s showcase at the Galleries Section (booth B11) will introduce five emerging artists from West Bengal - Arunima Choudhury, Arindam Chatterjee, Tamal Bhattacharya, Soma Das and Bholanath Rudra, exhibiting their works alongside internationally recognized artists such as Jogen Chowdhury and G Ravinder Reddy.

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The eclectic and thoughtful curation of 40 artworks aim to highlight the rich diversity of art practices and figurative expressions across generations. The showcasing of upcoming artists is in keeping with the gallery’s vision to support and promote fresh, contemporary voices from the Indian art arena. The works of these younger artists lie closer to the representational and non-representational genres.

Emami Art is participating in the FOCUS Section (booth A08) for the first time, showcasing a pivotal representation of over 25 pieces by Anjan Modak - an upcoming, much anticipated artist from Kolkata. Modak’s exhibit proposes the conflict of humanity with our habitat. The focus is to scout the consequences of the gradual shift from rural areas to urban growth. It is now the rapid and historic transformation of human social roots on a global scale, whereby predominantly rural culture is being rapidly replaced by a dominating urban culture. The pressures of social situations and the celebration of man who tries to emerge from these mounting engagements have drawn the artist to reflect these concerns. Modak within the figural forms of his works has adeptly modeled the jitteriness of this experience. This deep introspection by the artist is an acknowledgement of the democratic concern of man.

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Speaking on the occasion of India Art Fair, Richa Agarwal, CEO, Emami Art, said, “This is our fifth representation at India Art Fair and we feel very happy to be here in the year 2020 with our biggest ever exhibit. Encouraged by the response as received over our past exhibits at the IAF forum, this year we decided to take another step ahead and go for a bigger show through two separate booths. We are very happy to introduce younger talents from Bengal at this prestigious platform and create an opportunity for both the artists and the visitors to know each other in a seamless way. Having been able to offer artworks by globally renowned artists like Jogen Chowdhury and G Ravinder Reddy is indeed a privilege for us. We believe that the IAF 2020 is going to be an exciting experience for us at Emami Art.”

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