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Steeped in spirituality

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Artist Seema Kohli will be participating in a multi-dimensional arts project under the aegis of the Museum of Sacred Art, Belgium, in a showcase entitled, Forms of Devotion: The Spiritual in Indian Art from March 21 to April 26, at Lalit Kala Akademi, in the Capital.

It is a multidimensional arts project conceptualised around the notion of the spiritual and devotional in Indian art. It explores the theme through artistic creations in different forms and styles, across ideologies and philosophies as well as faiths and regions of India. Forms of Devotion will feature a significant exhibition utilising the entire Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA) resources, alongside the launch of an accompanying illustrated book and film.

This coincides with a festival of spiritual music and performance as well as an extensive education programme. Across all platforms, the project aims to engage with representations of icons and ideas of myths, folklore, popular culture and Sufi spirit in diverse forms and genres. The program will also include lectures, live demonstrations, art film screenings, discussions, gallery walks, digital outreach, performance and extensive educational outreach.

Seema’s body of work for MOSA is based on the intrinsic feeling of love flowing from faith, the feeling of serving mankind or this world created by one Supreme Consciousness, which is the bloodline of everything and everyone who is a part of this Universe. She says, “I have tried to touch different faiths and bring about the same essence of harmony whether it is through Jesus, Son of God, who is protecting us all as infinite skies; Krishna as Navgunjara who transforms himself into nine different beings as deer, elephant, cow, buffalo, tiger, snake, peacock, camel and a human being; or Dreams of Trishala where Trishala already knows in her dreams that a Thirthankar is on his way to come through her, who will guide and uplift his fellow beings. As she got indications from the symbols in her dreams or Rumi who defied every norm of religion to give the message of love, brotherhood and peace taught to him by his master.

Seema will be showing Vishvarupa  as a solo endeavor in different mediums of sculptures, paintings, paper works and videos at MOSA, Brussels this May 2015.

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