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September 16 @ 11:00 am - September 19 @ 7:00 pm
India’s leading online learning platform for live art workshops and professionally curated art courses, Rooftop presents Indiyart, an exhibition of folk and tribal art forms from across the country, dated 16th to 19th September at Kalamkaar Gallery, Bikaner House. The exhibition will feature 9 Indian art forms and participation by around 30 master artists from these traditional Indian art forms.
Indiyart is Rooftop’s inaugural exhibition celebrating India’s rich cultural landscape traversing through the land of the simplistic beauty of Warli art to displaying the devotional art of Mata ni Pachedi and travelling through the pious land of Nathdwara of Shrinathji and the tales of Pabuji from the West; to the heart of India and mingling with the Bhils and the Gonds and understanding their arts through dots, lines and patterns to the eastern side of India exploring the magical Madhubani paintings and finally towards the southern lands of Telangana we bring to you the Cheriyal scrolls. Each of these art forms explores mythological themes and unique ways of storytelling and worship.
The art forms and artists are as follows: Bhuri Bai and Lado Bai for Bhil, Venkat Singh Shyam for Gond; D. Venkat Ramana and Malleshram Pausa for Cheriyal; Ambika Devi, Awdesh Kumar Karn, Dulari Devi and Hema Devi for Madhubani; Kiran Chitara, Chandrakant Chitara, Kirit Chitara and Satish Chitara for Mata ni Pachedi; Abhishek Joshi and Kalyan Joshi for Phad; Rajaram Sharma for Pichwai; Pravin Mhase, Anil Vangad and Vijay Mhase for Warli. The miniature painting from Rajasthan will have participation from seven different schools of miniature like Shammi Bannu and Asharam Meghwal from Jaipur School, Sampatraj Bochiya from Jodhpur School, Virendra Bannu from Deogarh School, Kushnarayan Jangid from Kishangarh School, Bhanwar Lal Kumawat from Mewar School, Mahaveer Swami from Bikaner School and Anandilal Sharma from Nathwada School.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Kartik Gaggar, Founder & CEO Rooftop App says, “Indiyart is our effort to showcase various folk and tribal arts under one platform. With this exhibition we not only want to create awareness on the subject but also present the vivacity of the cultural amalgamation of our country.”
Featured image: Snippet of ‘Kaua Vigyan’ by Venkat Raman Singh Shyam – Gond artform