"ARTICULATE: A Conversation with Art"
"Articulate - A Conversation with Art" organized by Habiart Foundation opens at The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi on Friday February 24th February, 2012. The exhibition will be on display till 4th March 2012.
Curated by Aditi Mody and Isha Patodia of the Habiart Foundation, the exhibition includes a diversity of contemporary Indian artists. Aptly named ARTICULATE, each artwork displayed speaks a thousand words compelling you to pause and listen. A walk through the exhibition transports you through different environments and time zones, captivating and enthralling as you peep into the soul of each painting.
You move from the rural Tellangana images of Thota Vaikuntham to Bengal via the mastery of tempera artist Bratin Khan, veteran artist Subroto Gangopadhyay and brush against the artistic intellect of Kolkata maestro Shuvaprasanna. Along the way admire the bold and bright running cows by HR Das and savour the rural flavour of Laxman Aelay's work. Then move on to a different world with Maya Burman's style that is reminiscent of the French Art nouveau tradition. Appreciate Prokash Karmakar, Nagesh Goud, Arvind Kolapkar, Sunil Padwal and Nishant Dange, smile with Shyamal Mukherjee's "Baba & Bibi", and romance the poetic work by Sukanta Das.
Mr. Michael Pelletier, Minister-Counsellor for Public Affairs, US Embassy in New Delhi inaugurated the exhibition on February 24th and remarked, "India is blessed with a wealth of amazing contemporary artists, who make us all question underlying assumptions and imagine new possibilities. Works such as these have helped me and many diplomatic colleagues recognize the amazing creativity and potential in India today".
Speaking about ARTICULATE, Sanjay Sharma, Complex General Manager, The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi and The Westin Sohna Resort and Spa said "Gurgaon is a preeminent art destination and ARTICULATE is a perfect platform for the prolific talent of artists. The exhibition will reflect some of the best artworks from the eminent artists in the arts arena and with this collaboration with Habiart Foundation we reiterate our strong ongoing commitment to Gurgaon's growing arts and cultural aspect."
Said Kiran Shetty, Managing Director and India Western Union, "Over the years the Indian art landscape has gained significance around the globe" Articulate is one such platform which will showcase the best Indian talent from across arenas and help further enhance the diversity and potential of the contemporary Indian Artiste. It's a pleasure to partner with a profound initiative such as Articulate, as it mirrors what we do well at Western Union - that is connecting Indians across the globe through our world-wide network."
The exhibition has been generously supported by The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi, The Western Union Group and Four Seasons, in association with the University of Chicago Alumni & Development Office.
Habiart Foundation has been involved in the promotion of contemporary Indian art since 1989. The Foundation prides itself on a comprehensive exhibitions program, drawing upon local and international sources to secure the finest collections available for public viewing.
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