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Ritika Purang, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, February 15, 2013
First Published: 18:15 IST(15/2/2013) | Last Updated: 00:19 IST(16/2/2013)

Art is in every corner of the world — that’s the ideology Kona, a pop art exhibit, thrives by. Their main aim is to extract interesting, innovative and creative work emerging from various spaces across the country.

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Their first weekend showcased varied design mediums such as product design, graffiti, organics, architecture, engineering, raw food and graphic art. And, short talks were conducted by artists in regard to different topics. Also, urban farming workshops that taught about farming practices were held. Another fun event was the DIY Light Graffiti Station, where people used different lights to create graffitis.

Coming into their second weekend today, they are organising a Pecha Kucha Night, a Japanese form of presentation (introduced by architects in 2003), showcasing 20 images. And, each image is shown for only 20 seconds as a rule. Using this form, Kona artists — fashion designers, photographers, engineers, architects, graffiti artists, among others — will discuss a range of ideas in one space. “We believe that artists should be able to express themselves in any way at any time, and using any medium,” says Sonya Fatah, one of the founders.

Catch it live
What:
Kona Art pop-up — Pecha Kucha Night
When: Today
Timings: 7pm onwards
Where: Number 1, Jor Bagh Market
Nearest metro station: Jor Bagh on the Yellow Line


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