But, instead of taking a break after her travelling show, titled, Towards Moksha, which went to Prague, London and Berlin, Ahmed decided to hold the show in her very own city. Currently running in the Capital till August 24, the show has 30 paintings and two installations by Ahmed.
The paintings, based on the theme of moksha (salvation), have been made with acrylic on canvas. One of the installations, titled, Walls of Berlin, has been made by the artist after her arrival in the Capital. "When I went to Berlin, I was too intrigued by Hitler’s wall of partition. The local artists there have made paintings on it," says Ahmed. Using the two big boxes that were used to pack her paintings on her trip, Ahmed created this artwork. The other installation, Sadhna, is a musical installation that is made with musical instruments such as guitar, sitar, dafli and flute. "This installation is an attempt to show the beautiful blend between music and art," says Ahmed.
Talking about her experience in Prague, Ahmed says, "I was so overwhelmed to see so many Indians coming in for my show at Prague. I also had a very good interaction with a group of Brazilian artists who had come for a performance." Talking about her current show, she says, "The exhibition portrays a pathway towards the final and alluring destination called, Moksha."
See it here
What: Towards Moksha
On till: August 24
Timing: 11am to 7pm
Where: Alliance Francaise, 72, Lodhi Estate
NEAREST METRO STATION: Khan
Market on the Violet Line
Catch it here
What: Spark The Evolution: India Launch Party
When: Thursday, August 23
Timing: 7.30pm onwards
Entry: By invite only
Where: Lodi - The Garden Restaurant, Lodhi Road
Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market on the Violet Line