Slovenian artworks in India

Slovenian artworks in India
In a bid to strengthen cultural links between Slovenia and India, National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi, Ministry of Culture, Government of India has organized an art exhibition entitled ‘SLOVENINDIA’. The exhibition, which is supported by the National Museum of Slovenia, showcases 17 artists with their range of artworks exploring varying themes of art.

The purpose of the project is to provide Slovenian artists an opportunity to showcase their works of art to the Indian audience, and eventually to acquire the possibilities of exchange on unexplored avenues.

Nevertheless, the selection, made by the Slovenian painters Brina Torkar and Breda Sturm, create a constellation with a deeper meaning: celebration of life and creative energy which can be seen as the common denominator of the selected artworks displayed in the Jaipur House. 

Pradeep Kumar, Director, National Gallery of Modern Art said, “We are extremely pleased that this exhibition, under the assistance of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, is a part of the 25th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Slovenia and our heartfelt gratitude goes to Sarvajit Chakravarti, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of India in Slovenia for initiating this collaboration.”

The paintings displayed at the exhibition created an aura of energy and life; each painting so distinct yet so vivacious. To look at an artist’s work is to know that artist- their perspective of life, their preferences, their knowledge and what they feel strongly about. Some artists played with regular geometrical shapes and some combined the images of existential anxiousness with the criticism of the role imposed on women by the patriarchal society. 

The fluidity with which young painters exuded their emotions towards people from the margin of society, violence and the beauty of the earth is a colourful treat to the eyes. 

For some artists, nature was their canvas- they depicted forests, landscapes and trees in their own way with shimmering colours and abstract shapes. 

“This exhibition, which is curated by Breda Sturm and Brina Torkar, will certainly revitalize the cultural links between India and Slovenia and also open an opportunity for showcasing Indian Art in Slovenia and bring a new phase into our cultural dialogue,” added Pradeep Kumar, Director, NGMA. 

The exhibition will be open for public from November 23 to December 22.
Shreya Das

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