Greek philosopher and thinker Aristotle said, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” Kala-Sutra 2 gives you a chance to meet some of the most renowned and recognised Indian artists whose works capture the country’s post-independence stories here in Singapore
7/9/2014 12:15:01 PM
|written By : Joyotee Ray Chaudhary|
Art and culture know no boundaries and seamlessly second time. From May 22-25, art collectors and aficionados
traverse across borders creating a connection between artists and art lovers that is almost magical and indefinable. Last year, when some of the best Indian artists visited Singapore for a show that was a first of its kind, the excitement at the Arts House was palpable. Visitors couldn’t seem to get enough.
So after the success of the first edition of Kala Sutra last year, the biggest Indian art show in Singapore is back for the
will get to see a wide selection of art works and also meet some of the artists who will be at the event.
This show has been, once again, curated by renowned art critic Arun Ghose, and will feature the works of Ram Kumar, Sakti Burman, Satish Gujral, Thota Vaikuntam, Paresh Maity, Jogen Chowdhury, Arpana Caur, Jayasri Burman and Neeraj Goswami.
This melange of artists from the post-independence period span a gamut of textures. Phi Events in partnership with Sanchit Art from New Delhi will also ensure that art patrons in Singapore get an opportunity to interact with some of these visiting artists.
While there is no obvious theme to the curatorial expertise, there seems to be a common bond tying each of these artists together. These post-independence artists all speak of the Indian story. It is married and woven beautifully with their cultural understanding of their personal psyche and a documentation of the times they have lived in. These figurative works of art - whose main subject is the human psyche - reflect the ethos of fast-paced change the common Indian mind has been experiencing.