Depicting the art of salvation
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Depicting the art of salvation

After a successful show at Prague’s Jakubaska Gallery in May this year, Delhi-based artist Arshi Ahmed, 30, is back in the Capital.

art and culture Updated: Aug 23, 2012 01:04 IST
Aakriti Sawhney
Aakriti Sawhney
Hindustan Times

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.

ArtTalking 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


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

First Published: Aug 22, 2012 17:57 IST