Merging ideology with art
To showcase the best of the late artist Brij Mohan Anand, India International Centre is hosting an event on Thursday in the national Capital. In the event, an exhibition that features the Late socialist’s life-long endeavour in art will be launched along with a book on the same.
Titled- ‘Narratives for Indian Modernity: The Aesthetic of Brij Mohan Anand’, the exhibition will be on view in the national Capital from May 13. The book, also titled- ‘Narratives for Indian Modernity: The Aesthetic of Brij Mohan Anand’, co-authored by Aditi Anand and Grant Pooke, published by Harper Collins, will be released on Thursday.
The chief guest will be Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Culture and Tourism & Minister of State, Civil Aviation and the Guest of Honour will be filmmaker Imtiaz Ali. Curated by Alka Pande, ‘The Narratives for Indian Modernity: The Aesthetic of Brij Mohan Anand’ is the first ever public exhibition of the unorthodox, anti-establishment and left oriented artist: Brij Mohan Anand (1928-1986).
The exhibition showcases aspects of Anand’s distinctive and socially engaged aesthetic, featuring a range of previously unseen works which are publicly exhibited here for the first time.
An accomplished and principally self-taught artist, BM Anand (1928 1986) fashioned an exceptional range of work, from scratchboards, sketches, genre scenes, pastoral images and starkly modernist figure compositions to a series of late, apocalyptic landscapes.