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Here comes, art out of waste

Want to conserve the environment in a creative way? Head to Art Mart III at Gurgaon that starts from September 23. Focusing on art out of waste, it aims to make the artists rethink, re-invent and re-create art.

art and culture Updated: Sep 05, 2011 01:54 IST
Chetna Dua
Chetna Dua
Hindustan Times

More than hundred artists from across the country will showcase their work at the three-day event at Epicentre. It will start with a musical performance by Sanjay Mandal and his troupe from Kolkata who create music with used bottles, tins, paint cans, pipes, stones and kitchen utensils.

On sale will be fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh’s sculpture, The Meditating man, made out of used scissors. Italian sculptor Simona Bocchi will display 15 semi-abstract and figurative works in marble and jute installation. will show works of fresh graduates from various art colleges.

Digital photography by Deepak Dureja, S Michael Irudayaraj’s work with metal, cloth and silk will also be on display. The works are priced between Rs 5,000 to 10 lakhs.

“The Art mart felicitates direct interaction between the artists and buyers thereby cutting down the prices of most artworks by 1/3rd,” says Sushma Bahl, the show curator.

Apart from the exhibition, an art appreciation course for collectors, panel discussion by experts, workshops and live painting by the artists are some of the other activities that art enthusiasts can participate in at the art mart.

First Published: Sep 04, 2011 15:46 IST