Saturday, October 20, 2012

An overview of Indian representation at the Beijing Biennale

At the 5th Beijing Biennale, the Indian Special Exhibition has been organized by the Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA) in collaboration with the China Artists Association in Beijing. The event started on 28 September will go on until 22nd October, 2012.

Several talented contemporary Indian artists are taking part in this prestigious international show. They are all among top contemporary artists of the country, who have been showing their artworks at world-renowned galleries, platforms and art fairs. In an effort to make sure the Special Exhibition is a capable platform for the best of art practices from India, these artists have created new works for the exhibition.

The Special Exhibition comprises more than two dozen works of art in various mediums, including video works, installation, sculptures, printmaking, and paintings. The works will give the art fraternity the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the newer trends and forms contemporary Indian art is following.

The artists featuring in the Indian Special Exhibition include Anju Dodiya, whose proficiency in watercolor is well known. Chittrovanu Mazumdar’s video installation configures the magic of vivid colors as it seamlessly spills over a wet surface. K K Muhamed looks to examine the contemporary societal pressures. N N Rimzon offers a straightforward vision and perspective of the immediate milieu through his creations. Deepak Shinde is well renowned for his knack of using animal as motifs. Poosapati Parameshwar Raju explores the calligraphic medium so as to review the classic motifs in a totally new light.

Seema Kohli’s multi-colored butterfly installation incorporates forms not merely decorative in nature but also making metaphysical statements. K S Radhakrishnan expertly sculpts his forms into a captivating conglomerate, which holds deeper meaning hidden within the intriguing arrangement. Suman Gupta examines ordinary people’s life cycle in compelling works. Also on view are Riyas Kommu’s video work and Vijay Bagodi’s etchings, exuding their command over both technique and subject matter.

The works are expressive of each individual artist’s persona and artistic concerns. Besides their intrinsic Indianness, they are universal in nature. The visitors at 5th Beijing Biennale get an opportunity to savor the best of contemporary Indian art in these select representative offerings.

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