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Colours of melancholy

They evoke a sense of melancholy, a sense of the fading song, the desperate prayer. All that remains to be sung is the requiem. 

The exhibition curated by Ina Puri is dedicated to the legendary artist Rajendra Dhawan. Hosted by Aakriti Art Gallery, the exhibition will be on till February 28. The show opened on January 31 as a part of Art Nite at Lado Sarai, which is marked as a collateral event to the 7th edition of the India Art Fair.

Art goes beyond the obvious and provides a glimpse to the psyche and becomes a philosophical narration.  It does not necessarily tell a story, rather an implied idea. The implied meaning lies in the eyes of the viewer.  In a world plagued by indescribable atrocities, the requiem of an artist immortalizes the collective experience of pain that humanity faces in the contemporary modern world.

The artists are Mohammad Ali Talpur from Pakistan, Achutan Kudallur, Akhilesh, Amitava Das, Ganesh Haloi, Jayashree Chakravarty, Manish Pushkale, Prabhakar Barve, Prabhakar Kolte, Rajendra Dhawan, Rajnish Kaur, Ram Kumar, S.H Raza, Samindranath Majumdar and Yogesh Rawal.

The exhibition A requiem, a prayer, a song as a collateral event to the India Art Fair and would be inagurated at the Lado Sarai Art Nite’ says Vikram Bachhawat, director of Aakriti Art Gallery.

 ‘The works to be exhibited for A Requeim, A Prayer, A Song are mostly, though not exclusively non-figurative, yet collectively they represent a blurring of boundaries, a defying of genre limitations by the most prolific names in contemporary art’, says Vikram Bachhwat, Director of Aakriti Art Gallery. The curator of the show, Ms Ina Puri, is a prominent name in the Indian art fraternity for her writing on modern and contemporary art practices. She is most known for her biography work on artist Manjit Bawa.

Where: Aakriti Art Gallery, F-213/A Old MB Road, Lado Sarai When: On till February 28
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