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Opening doorways to art

Opening doorways to art
The Capital will get a rare chance to peek into the mind of National Award winning sculptor K S Radhakrishnan. His solo exhibition titled In the Open will feature around 30 large scale outdoor sculptures over the last three decades.

A first of its kind, this exhibition will showcase an exclusive pictorial documentation of Radhakrishnan’s site specific works installed in various government and private enterprises.

Radhakrishnan’s bronze sculptures have catered to art enthusiasts, who not only have a keen eye for detail but value an artistee’s creativity. Radhakrishnan’s sculptures are mostly seen indoors in galleries and museums, but he has created many sculptures keeping open air as their real living space. According to the artiste, sculptures need breathing space and could breathe well only in an open air. Radhakrishnan further explains, 'An open air sculpture could be public and private at the same time. My works, irrespective of their size, are always conceived as independent aesthetic entities that demand open air for their existence.’

‘As a city, Delhi has not yet warmed up to the idea of open air sculptures, though we have few public sculptures around the capital. K S Radhakrishnan’s works are not decorative pieces.

They are contemporary works of art with a strong sense of asthetic individuality expressed in the enduring medium of bronze. I am very keen to showcase this internationally recognised artiste’s sculptural narratives with all its mythical, folklore and contemporary vigour,' said Anubhav Nath, curator of the show. The exhibition will also feature a book written by critic Johny ML focussing on Radhakrishnan’s open air sculptures.

WHEN: 15 November onwards
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