Working with artists, art galleries and integrating with CIMA awards week.
The CIMA Award is biennially awarded to recognize excellence in visual art and discover genuine talent in India, especially beyond the cities. The works for the awards will be selected by a jury which will highlight knowledge-based appreciation of art and artist. This event is open to all artists, trained as well as self-taught, across the country and will go beyond all conventional barriers and seek to recognize and encourage excellence, particularly in its uniqueness of vision. It seeks to bridge the gap between urban and rural India and thus promote the richness of Indian art as a whole. CIMA Award will cover paintings, sculptures, graphics and emerging new media such as video art, installations, graphic novel, digital art.
Exhibition Timings: 6-28. February 2018, 11.00 am to 6.30 pm (daily, except for public holidays and Sundays)
Hidden away from the main streets and across the railway lines, the residents of Kolkata’s Pavlov Hospital have collaborated with artist Srikanta Paul and his team to create an immersive artwork that expresses their dreams and aspirations. The hospital, currently a site under construction, is a home of sorts to people overcoming mental health issues, as well as people who are left without a home even after recovery. The experience of living within its guarded walls leads to conflicting and often unresolved ideas about self, identity, home, and community. This artwork is an attempt to give shape to these ideas, and briefly occupy the space with the voices of those living in the hospital.