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Young curators at work

It’s an art show with a curatorial twist. Currently on at Delhi’s MF Husain Gallery in the Jamia Milia Islamia is Transformation, an exhibition of paintings that has been curated by four students of the university’s department of Art History and Art Appreciation.

art and culture Updated: Feb 23, 2011 01:51 IST
Vaishali Bhambri

It’s an art show with a curatorial twist. Currently on at Delhi’s MF Husain Gallery in the Jamia Milia Islamia is Transformation, an exhibition of paintings that has been curated by four students of the university’s department of Art History and Art Appreciation.

The curators, Nisha Aggarwal, Pradeep K Arya, Satish Malviya and Romana Farid, have put together this show as part of the paper on the History of Curational Practises and it features works by students from across the country. The show was inaugurated on Monday by senior artist Shobha Broota. Talking about the show, Farid, 22, a Master of Fine Arts (Previous) student, says, “I have contributed paintings to the exhibition and worked with two artists. The paintings are based on transformations in our day-to-day life.”

Farid has curated seven paintings for the exhibition. “One of the paintings called Divinity, brings out the transformation in a relationship between a man and a woman. The exhibition has been a great learning experience,” she explains.
“It’s a first-of-its-kind exhibition at Jamia, where students have curated an entire art show. Curation is a practical subject and cannot be understood by theoretical means alone,” says Mrinal Kularni, associate professor at the department of Art History and Art Exhibition at Jamia.

Fact file
What: Transformation, an exhibition of paintings curated by four students of Jamia Milia Islamia University
When: On till February 26
Where: MF Husain Gallery, Jamia Milia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, Near New Friends Colony
Timings: 11 am to 6pm
Entry ticket: Free
Tel: 011 26983169