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The show has just begun

Bold, experimental and innovative art seems to be the flavour of the season in the city.

art and culture Updated: Jul 23, 2010 00:56 IST
Aakriti Sawhney

With every passing year, the art season in Delhi gets bigger and better. This time around, we can see an emerging trend of experimental art pieces.

Artists are using unconventional mediums to present their work. Various exhibitions are highlighting the use of contemporary methods for completion of a work. “For any art form, its very important to experiment and evolve, it takes it on a higher level”, says Bhavna Kakar, Director, Latitude 28. Here’s a look at a few such art works.

Urban testimonies
Art pieces synonymous with out-of-the-box thinking are the main focus at this exhibit, which is a testimony to urban cities and their people. It embodies the new trends emerging out of media art practice by four young artists of Baroda Art School.

“All the artists have moved out of the canvas format and are using different mediums to present their work”, says Bhavna Kakar of Latitude 28. “They have used materials like old blankets, junk jewellery, LED lights and old photographs.” Each artist has round 5-7 artwork on display, priced between Rs 20,000 to Rs 3.5 lakh.

On till August 18
Timing: 11 am-7 pm
Venue: Gallery Latitude 28, F/208, Lado Sarai

Art makers
The exhibit at this seven month-old gallery is supporting contemporary ideas not only in the medium, but in thoughts as well. “We are an alternative gallery and we love to present unconventional and experimental art”, says the curator of the show, Ranjita Chaney.

There are six artists, each using a medium that is very distinctive and individualistic to their characteristics. “I have been following all these artists’ work for a very long time. The common thing among all of them is that they are all influenced by their surroundings.” Each artist is presenting two to three works, priced between Rs 35,000 to Rs 2.2 lakh.

On till August 3
Timings:
10.30 am–6.30 pm
At: Gallery Exhibit 320, F-320, Lado Sarai

Bold and beautiful
A group of 10 young artists present their artwork in three different mediums — painting, sculpture and photography. For sculptures, they’ve worked with various mediums, including iron, clay and marble. Photographers have experimented with light, and the paintings are developed with digital mode. “To present something different, we have to think out of the box”, says Puneet Kumar, whose work is at display at this exhibition.

On till July 28

Timing: 11 am-7 pm, Garden Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam

Harvest 2010
This annual art fair is divided into two parts — Masters and Paisa paisa money money. While the first part presents work of legendary artists like MF Husain, SH Raza and FN Souza, the second part is what the curator calls a ‘cutting edge experimental art show.’ “Indian art is developed and evolved in this land of diversity and colours and that is what makes it unique,” says curator Suneet Chopra. There are 80 participating artists. Prices start at Rs 50,000.

On till August 22

Timing: 11 am-7 pm, Aarushi Art, Gallery Mall, MG Road