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Hungarian artists in Delhi

The Hungarian Cultural Centre is hosting two unique art projects in Delhi. The painting exhibition by 11 Hungarian artists, who have captured the beauty of Nasik city on canvas from their own view.

art and culture Updated: Nov 06, 2011 01:19 IST
Chetna Dua
Chetna Dua
Hindustan Times

Art can truly transcend all kinds of barriers, even between countries. This aspect has been explored by a painting exhibition by 11 Hungarian artists, who have captured the beauty of Nasik city on canvas from their own view.

Organised by the Hungarian Cultural Centre at the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, the exhibition showcases the local life of Nasik. "The artists stayed at a 10 day art camp in Nasik last month to make the artworks. The experience of staying in the camp gave them a chance to observe the local life closely," says Seema Moghe, curator of the show and director of The Art Indulge Foundation.

PaintingThe ongoing exhibition has paintings done in a palette of bright red, blue, green and orange, giving a vibrant Indian feel to the artworks. "As we walked around the villages, I found the graffiti art on walls very interesting, I have captured it in my painting called Indian Impression," says Frank, a veterinarian doctor and artist from Hungary.

Sculpture Garden

Another interesting project is taking place at the lawns of the Hungarian Cultural Centre, where they are displaying 100 sculptures by 25 artists from all over India this month as part of the Delhi International Arts festival. A 10 feet ‘Gate of Peace’ with the carving of Buddha, made in fibre glass, by Tutu Patnaik, welcomes you to the sculpture garden.

Here, there are a number of sculptures you can admire, from Ram V Sutar’s 13 feet tall figure of Mahatma Gandhi holding two children, to different statues of Buddha, depicting a man’s search for peace. Three sculptors from Hungary and eight from Zimbabwe are also showcasing their skill of carving faces and abstracts in stone at the show.

Art Agenda
This art exhibition of photographers from different states of India brings together some senior artists on one platform. Some of the names include Ashok Kaushal, Kirti B. Sarkar, Mukhtar Kazi, Prashant K. Sarkar, Safdar Shamee and Shakti Singh Alhawat.
On from: November 8 to 14 at AISACS Gallery, Rafi Marg. Near Rail Bhawan.

The exhibition has been conceptualised as a one-stop exhibition for art enthusiasts and art connoisseurs. The prices of the artworks is fixed at Rs.100,000. The oeuvres d’ art chosen for this exhibition have been especially created for it and comprises names of some well-known artists. On from: November 11 to December 5 at BMW showrooms in Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj and Gurgaon.

First Published: Nov 05, 2011 17:49 IST