Friday, February 24, 2017

Kala Samuha - an art marathon

Srishti- creation - is the essence of art. Coincidentally, an art gallery and an institution bearing the same name co-hosted the event, Kala Samuha an art marathon; an amalgamation of creatives. Srishti Outpost of Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, stationed in Mill Hall in Mattancherry has been the venue of several events organized as part of the Collateral project of Kochi Muziris Biennale. It was co-hosted by Shrishti Gallery, Hyderabad under Lakshmi Nambiar. Around 100 artists’ took part to spur this creative force in the second week of February. Painting, installation, sculpture, video and performance art under one roof for 3 consecutive days. Each artist had 40 minutes to showcase his/her art. The aim to bring in more talents and project their creativity – for both art students and professionals alike. It was a platform to connect with different artists’ and different forms of creative expression.

A few pictures from Kala Samuha, courtesy Srishti Outpost page and the Curator Meena Vari.

Artist-Alaka-Rao



Artist-Ashwini-Hegde



Artist-Bhuvanesh-Kumar



Artist-Mohan-Kumar-T



Artist-Subodh-Singh-T



Artist-Uma-Banerjee



Artist-Nimisha-Singhal



Artist-Debdutta-Banerjee



Artist-Anupam-Saikia



Artist-Shanthi-Kasiviswanathan



Artist-Anindita-Chakraborty


Artist-DimpleBShah


Another event of Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology's Video Vortex XI – Video in Flux: Art, Activism and Archives is happening from Feb 23rd to 25th in No.18 Hotel, Fort Kochi and Mill Hall Mattancherry.

Srishti's concept note reads as:
“Srishti Outpost @ Mill Hall is a space that masquerades as a classroom, a gallery and a community hall. It will focus on the performative, the playful and the process oriented while supporting the various positions of art making. Outpost @Mill Hall celebrates ‘Making, as an Expanded Form of Expression and Engagement’. The curated program overlaps and intersects in, material and mediums, Art & Science, traditional and contemporary as well as multiple associations and collaborations. The idea is to bring together artists, curators, theorists, technologists, traditional makers, and the local communities to interact, share and learn. ‘Outpost@Mill Hall’ will be a series of events; exhibitions, symposiums, permanent installations, workshops and a live makers’ space, will ensure a thorough involvement of audiences, both as participants, as well as spectators.



9 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of this very interesting exhibition, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Very interesting exhibition!

Alok singhal said...

As they encourage more artists to participate it would only add to their potential. Good work by them!

Linda Kunsman said...

what a great idea for a venue. very interesting array of art. thanks for sharing Deepa!

Giggles said...

Thanks for sharing these gorgeous images...a great variety!! I'm so drawn to the second image, vibrant and colourful!

Hugs Giggles

Sue (this n that) said...

Wow... what a great coming together of people and the various ways they express their art and emotions. A wonderful exhibition, so inspiring to see all the photos Deepa, thank you :D)

Beth Niquette said...

What an interesting grouping of talent. The artwork is unusual and interesting.

Jan said...

Very diverse artwork and also very interesting~

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is amazing art. Thank you so much for sharing it. How wonderful to be there.