Minister of Railways inaugurates the exhibition at Lalit Kala Akademy
Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Coal, paid a visit to the art exhibition of modern art and sculpture at Lalit Kala Akademy, on February 17. Titled 'Installations-18', the exhibition comprises of the phenomenal work by Farhat Jamshed, one of South Asia's most visceral experimental artists.
Goyal went around the hall, showing interest in each display. He also congratulated the artist for her imaginative work and fine installations.
This exhibit of Installation 2018 brought together a selection of Jamshed's work in abstract wood and metal, in a three-dimensional dialogue with architecture, history, visual design, and nature. She uses wood in its most natural state, often unpolished, uprooted and uncut in conjunction with neutral colour, debris, and metal to create mixed-medium pieces, that invite the audience to think of interior space as more than walls.
Farhat Jamshed feels Installation art is more like architecture than painting. "Painting is documentation. Installations, like buildings, are monuments to our ideas, conflicts, and achievements, as a society. It is not the documentation of history, but history itself," she said.
Last year, Farhat Jamshed held her solo exhibition Installations-17, at the Visual Arts Gallery, which was appreciated by Sonal Mansingh, Padma Vibhushan, iconic cultural personality of India and Muzaffar Ali, Padma Shri, the eminent film maker.
Many prominent dignitaries and artists visited the exhibition over the three days.
Farhat Jamshed has over two decades of work in pushing the boundaries of wood, metal, clay, and paint, through her installations, furniture, and paintings. Her latest exhibition comes after a hiatus during which she perfected working with wood in its natural form and it comes in response to the artistic demand of an age influx.
She has previously exhibited her works in Delhi and Mumbai.
Over the last twenty years, she has created hundreds of art works, inspired by zeitgeist and her travels across Asia and Europe and follows the traditions of Constructivism and new Movements in Installations and immersive experiments
and modern art.