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Unconventional collection at art exhibit

art-and-culture Updated: Mar 25, 2012 01:47 IST
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Sexual harassment, land acquisition and feminism are the major themes at the annual Delhi College of Art exhibition, which is attracting a large audience this year.

Sculptures, paintings and installations have been submitted from students across various colleges of the country.

But it is the collection of art forms such as posters, campaigns, layouts, window display, packaging design and photography that are enthralling visitors the most.

“Most people who come for the exhibition expect nothing more than paintings and sculptures. So, they were pleasantly surprised when they saw that we went beyond contemporary art and included poster design, campaigns and layouts,” said Akrit Sharma, a student of Bachelor of Fine Arts.

About 2,000 works including promos through animation, poster campaigns, layouts, window display, packaging design, photography, sculptures in various media and ceramics are on display at the exhibition.

“In their creative works, students have touched upon all aspects of life: land acquisition to Anna Movement, Baba Ramdev, Lalu Yadav, smoking, global warming, sexual harassment, women trafficking and even fashion,” said M Vijaymohan, principal.

The exhibition that was inaugurated last week will continue at the College of Art campus till Tuesday. The college also dabbles in other fields such as applied art, visual communication, print making and art history.