The Sculpture Park at Nahargarh Fort
Earlier, the contemporary art exhibitions and shows have remained limited to metro cities— may be because a majority of contemporary artists and buyers are based there. To cater to that, these metro cities have a strong infrastructure of art galleries and institutions. But over the past few years, Rajasthan’s capital- Jaipur has seen a major uplift in terms of art and art exhibitions. The contemporary art is steadily getting the good response in the city and hence the heritage city is now offering some really interesting infrastructures for contemporary art exhibitions.
After its marvelous facelift in 2016, the Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) has become the favorite of contemporary artists in the city. It has lined up exciting programmes on its calendar for the same.
The autonomous set-up of Jawahar Kala Kendra now exhibits fascinating art shows for the connoisseurs of the city. The institution has set the bar high with monumental retrospectives of senior artists like Himmat Shah, titled The Euphoria Of Being (December 2017), which included works from the collection of Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) in Jaipur. “His works reference Rajasthan, his lineage.
Another promising set- up for contemporary art exhibition is the Gyan Museum in Jaipur. It is a private initiative launched in 2016. The late collector and gemologist Gyan Chand began his journey of collecting antiquities with two silver hookah mouthpieces, gifted by his father when he was 16. The museum now treasures more than 2,500 objects. In a striking building, which was designed by French designer Paul Mathieu, the collection is on display with an aim to inspire dialogue.
The Sculpture Park of Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur is something new, which cannot be missed. The joy of watching the contrast of contemporary sculptures in a 400-year-old fort is purely an experience worth cherishing.
A brand new feature is coming up at the Jaipur International Airport, which will satiate the love of art lovers visiting the place and provide a gateway for the artists to showcase their talent to domestic and foreign travelers.
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The Tourism and culture and the Aviation department of central government which incidentally is headed by same minister has collaborated to promote contemporary and traditional art in all forms through the Airport Authority of India’s 125 airports throughout the country among which Jaipur International Airport is on high priority in this regard. The upcoming art gallery will be a part of the beautification aspect of the ongoing up gradation of the airport campus. The Art and culture of Rajasthan will find prominence in the proposed art gallery. Statues of Maharana Pratap and other Indian warriors will also be displayed.
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City’s amateur and budding artists will find a new platform to showcase their talent. The artists whose art objects will be on display will be provided with an opportunity to sell their products. 10% of the proceeds will go to AAI as a token money. Only those artefacts which are in line with Indian social and cultural norms will find a place in the gallery.
So art lovers and artisans gear up your selves to visit a new art destination very soon.
In the vast gamut of Rajasthani heritage and art, the need of nurturing and incubating art and artists was prominently felt. This anomaly brought the foundation of an international art and culture centre in Jaipur, popularly known as Jawahar Kala Kendra.
Jawahar kala Kendra focused to the preservation and promotion of the various genres of Indian art and culture.
In the last few of years JKK has apparently become the popular cultural destination and is giving a point of reference to the newly arising art and cultural centers. Through out the year cultural activities get accomplished in the JKK’s premises. This year the 4th Art gallery of Jawahar Kala Kendra will have 25 artists from across the country displaying their paintings and photographs.
The exhibition will start from April 11 to 14, 2014 and the timings would be 10.00 am to 07.30 pm including Sunday. This weekend explore the inspiring paintings & photographs, and experience the real and authentic Rajasthan at Jawahar Kala Kendra.
Soon, a van displaying artworks of well-known Rajasthani artists will be touring various cities of Rajasthan.
Often when someone wants to see a work by some well-known painter, a fancy art gallery is the only place where they can go. However, soon, artworks and masterpieces by famous Rajasthani artists will be on display… on a vehicle! Rajasthan Lalit Kala Academy, in a bid to promote art in remote areas, has bought a van. This gallery-on-wheels will be equipped with modern facilities like an LCD projector and will travel to different cities and places where there are no art galleries, to host art exhibitions.
The van has a display area where almost 30 paintings can be displayed at a time, and the LCD projector is meant to screen art films and documentaries on artists. a wide collection of artworks by various artists will even be put up on display in other states as part of the exchange programme.