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.
Are you all set to dance under the sparkling bed of stars at the Magnetic Field Festival 2015?
Magnetic Fields Festival is a magical 3 day music carnival set within one of the world’s most beautiful venue of 17th Century, Alsisar Mahal which was earlier the residence of the Thakur of Alsisar.
Magnetic Fields is not only music from dawn to dusk, it’s so much more than this with kite flying, disco in the middle of the desert, yoga and camping. Great artists of India and International are ready to make your trip unforgettable with grandeur, awesome food and crazy moments under the backdrop of the royal setting.
So, pack your bags and let yourself lose in the Bedouin dens of Magnetic Fields 2015. For more details visit : http://www.alsisar.com/ and http://magneticfields.in/ or drop in @Alsisar Mahal, Alsisar,Jhunjunu, Rajasthan. Contact us – Tel.no. 01595-245 271, 01595-245 272, Fax No.01595-275260(INDIA)
Have you been noticing and smiling at the cool tribal art hoardings on a lot of traffic signals, unipoles and bus shelters in Jaipur? In a first of its kind initiative in the country – ‘Living Arts of Rajasthan’ our pink city has turned into an open art gallery on Gandhi Jayanti, which is becoming a reason to smile in the hectic quotidian city traffic.
Envisioned by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ms. Vasundhara Raje, this initiative has been taken to encourage and promote the rich heritage of tribal and folk art and its practising artisans. These hoardings are no normal ones, but have been designed with a very bold play of colors depicting perfectly the vibrant culture of Aapno Rajasthan
Apart from regular passersby, this project is an objet de vertu for all the art aficionados as it serves as a great cultural display. Be it the Rajasthani ladies clad in bright colored sarees & tribal attires, men wearing turbans driving or travelling in autos, buses, rickshaws, flights or women drawing mandanas etc, these paintings are surely stealing the hearts of locals and tourists.
These famous paintings are a part of ‘Jogi art’ which are mostly done in black and white color. This colourful sight on the hoardings is only for a short period of 30- 45 days. The artists Ms. Teju Ganesh Jogi, Ms. Soni Jogi, Ms. Sangeeta Jogi, Mr. Bablu Jogi and Mr. Raju Jogi were especially invited to Jaipur to create the pieces for this project. During the 3-day stay, the artists created independent illustrations of ‘Jogi’ art, in both colour as well as black and white forms. Each hoarding carries the name and photograph of the artist, giving them the acknowledgement they rightfully deserve.
With over 70 display sites, the initiative is managed by Jaipur Nagar Nigam, with cooperation of ‘Must Art Gallery’ in Delhi. The upcoming phases will display other tribal arts inherent to Rajasthan. Each art form is expected to be showcased around the city for at least 30-45 days. A permanent exhibition site and other innovative projects have also been proposed to support such art and artists in the State.
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.
Undoubtedly, Pink City is turning into a prominent platform for both artists and writers, after being a spectacular host to many national and international festivals. Yet another festival to debut in the city is “Jaipur Art Festival” which is starting from 18th to 22nd March, 2013 at Diggi Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Adding diverse and vivid colours to the already colourful Pink City, the event will see the participation of more than 150 artists from all across the globe. The festival will not only showcase some of the exquisite art forms but will also bridge the gap between the artists and art lovers. Another highlight of the festival will be the live demonstration session of painters. The artworks will be exhibited from March 21 to 24.
Artists will give live demonstrations of some of the unique and rare art forms like miniature art, calligraphy, maandana, fresco, blue pottery, wash technique, glass painting, enamel art, sand sculpture and lac bangle making. To acquaint the young artists with the contemporary painting styles, art seminars and sale of artworks will also be held.
Some of the international artists who are expected to participate in the five-day long festival include Christopher Griffin from Canada, Lisa Kovvuri from US, David from UK, Daria Raldugina from Russia, Nagendra Paudyal from Nepal, Mohammad Eunus from Bangladesh, Walmir Benhotti and Emanuel Vasco Da Graca from Brazil, Tala from Iran and Nutan Arthur from Hawaii.