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Annual carnival at Art Mall

Unsung young artistes get a platform at this month-long multi-disciplinary art festival which includes exhbitions, workshops and cutural soirees.

art and culture Updated: Jan 10, 2009 20:44 IST

The Art Mall, one of the biggest private art houses in Asia, is hosting its month-long annual art festival at its Najafgarh premises. The festival, which kicked off Jan 2, will continue till Jan 31. The multi-disciplinary art show includes a workshop for painting, art exhibitions, seminars and cultural soirees in the evenings for participants.

On Jan 8, the mall inaugurated its second phase of the exhibition - where 40 artists from across the country brought two art works each from their private collections and painted fresh ones at the camp.

"The art festival has been divided into four exhibitions - featuring 40 artists in each batch. They are unsung and young, who need platforms for placements in the world of art," director of Art Mall Naren Bikhu Ram Jain told IANS.

The guests included Ambassador of Qatar Hassan M. Rafee Al Emadi, Deputy Ambassador of Qatar Rashid Al Mulla and Ambassador of Czech Republic Hyrek Kmonicek and senior artists Kalicharan Gupta, Vijender Sharma and O.P. Sharma.

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