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Creativity in camps

art and culture Updated: Apr 17, 2009 20:43 IST
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Zip Files, an exhibition of 24 contemporary artists at the Religare Arts-I in the capital from April 21, is a compilation of a body of work by artists who have been inspired by their exposure to new cultures and distant lands in art camps.

In recent years, there has been a spurt in the phenomenon of organised art camps - which are mostly journeys by art lovers and promoters to distant lands and sometimes to distant cultures. They hope that together they can find the elixir of inspiration, not just for themselves but for each other. And in the end for us.

Harsha Bhatkal, of the Mumbai based publishing house, Popular Prakashan, is one such art lover who chose to embark on this idea of cultural tours with artists back in 2005.

Since then, more than 200 artists have taken part in his art camps. The exhibition, curated by Ranjit Hoskote, will showcase works by some of those artists whose works have been influenced by these art camps.