A prismatic view of the night
Lado Sarai Village, the art hub of the Capital brought to light the iconic concept of Art Night Out yesterday. A platform that brings together aspiring artists, art enthusiasts, curators and art writers to waltz from gallery to gallery, celebrating the true essence of art and culture.
A kilometre-long stretch of the ancient village of Lado Sarai, amidst the historic Qutab Minar archeological complex, bursts into rainbow colours when the galleries open their new exhibitions together in the venture titled Lado Sarai Art Night. This joint effort by the art galleries of Lado Sarai helps them to boost their interest towards art over a joyous mood every year.
The participating galleries at this edition of Art Night Out were - Art District XIII, Latitude 28 and Studio Art. Art District XIII hosted Ranjit Hoskotes (Curator) magnum opus Zameen, featuring artists Atul Dodiya, Arun Kumar HG, Ashim Purkayastha, Baiju Parthan, Gigi Scaria, Gargi Raina, Jagannath Panda, Praneet Soi, Ranbir Kaleka, Ram Rahman, Ravi Agarwal, Ryan Lobo, Veer Munshi, Vishwajyoti Gosh and Zarina Hashmi.
‘Lado Sarai is fast becoming one of the Capital’s most fashionable art addresses with noted houses like us and others. This sort of collective initiative by all of us to draw viewers and buyers from the Capital ensuring decent boost to the art market of Delhi, by catering to the right set of audience,’ says curator, Hoskote.
Latitude 28 brought Lahore-based artist Mohammad Ali Talpurs first solo art show in India, titled Alif which is on till 10 November.
While speaking about the initiative, Bhavna Kakar (Founder and Director, Latitude 28) said, ‘We are happy to host this show for Talpur at the gallery as a part of the Art Night in Lado Sarai. This is his first solo show in India, hence it holds a different significance for the artist, and us as well. We firmly believe that this joint effort by all the galleries will definitely add value to the identity of this historic urban village and its growing reputation as the Capital’s premier art hub. It should be the next art community hub on the street of Delhi.
Studio Art hosted a group show by Japanese artists. It included works by Goroh Saitoh, Noriko Tamura, Minori Takahashi, Yoshifumi Nojima, Sayuri Azumi, Miwako Koyama, Shin Iguchi, Yuki Ideguchi and Tamako Kataoka.
Ashna Singh, Director, Studio Art pointed out, ‘The concept of Art Night is a telling comment on the movement of the new art trends in the country. It’s becoming younger in years, more abstract and diverse in material, showing a marked shift in trends from the traditional approach of promoting art.