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Narrative of imaginations

Narrative of imaginations
The Capital is going to witness a show organised by Akar Prakar Art Advisory that displays the works by Late Ganesh Pyne. The show that opens on 1 September exhibits work pieces which are graphic representation of a pre-existing mythological text.

Pyne’s life-long engagement with the idea of lonesome being’s losing encounter with unknown terror of death is an inevitable staff of concern of mythologies across cultures. Yet, it is almost impossible to trace mythography in any of Pyne’s work.

However, the visual narration he constructs, by ordering metaphorical images, strongly suggest, howsoever distantly it is, of associations of several mythologies, at the same time. It is because Pyne’s narratives are resultant of mythopoeic imagination.

Born in 1937, Pyne has received several prestigious awards. Some of them are - Raja Ravi Varma Award from the Kerala Government, Life Time Achievement Award, Star Ananda, Kolkata and the Abainindra Purashkar, Government of West Bengal. Some of his solo exhibition that took place in the Capital were – Sketches and Jottings at The Village Gallery. Among the posthumous exhibitions held in the Capital in his memory were - Germinal, presented by Sanchit Art at India Art Fair, Ideas of the Sublime, presented by Vadehra Art Gallery at Lalit Kala and A Tribute to Ganesh Pyne at Vadehra Art Gallery.

Akar Prakar has supported fledging artistes and has featured the works of  several seniors artistes too. The gallery is open to all medium of expression, without restricting itself to only paintings. Akar Prakar strives to make a difference in its projection of contemporary Indian art, not only through its many shows with museums and institutions, but also through its catalogues, art journals and books on important artistes and of late, is realising the necessity of going beyond the frontiers of the country and showcasing works of significant artistes from India.

When: 1 September - 1 October
When: Akar Prakar Art Gallery, 29 Hauz Khas Village
Timing: 11 am to 7 pm
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