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New Delhi: The Art Route presents Prarambh, India’s first students’ arts festival where over two hundred budding artists will be showcasing their works. Prarambh will feature nearly 350 artworks in mediums as diverse as drawing, painting, printmaking, illustrations, digital art, sculpture, photography, installation, new media and mix media. The show will be held at Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Janpath, New Delhi from October 9 till October 12, 2014, 11 a.m. till 7.30 p.m. Entry is free.
Participating students are from art colleges from across the country, including Kala Bhavan, Visva Bharati University (Shantiniketan); College of Art (New Delhi); Jamia Milia Islamia University (New Delhi); Faculty of Visual Arts (BHU); Department of Fine Arts (Kurukshetra University); Department of Fine Arts Aligarh Muslim University); Indira Kala Sangeet Visva Vidyalaya (Chhatisgarh); College of Arts and Crafts (Lucknow University); Government College of Arts (Chandigarh); College of Fine Arts (Trivandram); Faculty of Fine Arts (MSU, Baroda); Department of Visual Arts (Silchar, Assam); International Institute of Fine Arts (Modinagar); College of Arts & Crafts (Kolkata), Government Institute of Fine Arts (Gwalior); Government Fine Arts Institute (Indore) and Department of Fine arts (University of Hyderabad) to name a few.
Says Lubna Sen, Co-Founder, The Art Route: “Our vision is to create a vibrant artistic environment through a continuous exchange of ideas between communities of different backgrounds. We want to build a platform where artists and individuals from different cultures, geographies and disciplines meet and explore different approaches to the creation of art. We believe art today should be for the masses and thus aim to broad-base public interest in art through education and promotion. With a strong belief that art can contribute to the overall development of the society, we aim to explore various social issues through the medium of visual art.”
Adds Ujjwal Ankur, Co-Founder, The Art Route: “Prarambh will be a platform for young students of visual arts to showcase their talent and receive real market exposure. It will provide them hands-on practical experience and prepare them for their future career. Students will have the opportunity to receive critical feedback of their art from peers, experts and public. Through the works of their contemporaries, they will be exposed to a different approaches and philosophies in art.”