‘Given power – From tradition to contemporary’ – an exhibition that showcased Indian Folk and Tribal art form conceptualized by Rasika Kajaria, Mandira Lamba and Riddhi Bhalla.
It is the first time in the Indian art landscape that 2 contemporary galleries – Exhibit320 and Blueprint12 – came together to create a platform for Indian Folk and Tribal Art. Motivated by their passion and belief, that, through the traditional arts, they may shape a more humane world, Gallerists Rasika Kajaria, Mandira Lamba and Ridhi Bhalla ventured into this genre which needed a more formal representation. The work offered an invitation to the reader to discover other regions and artists that epitomize the incomparable diversity of the contemporary tribal and popular Indian art.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the Chief Guest for the evening, Mr. Amitabh Kant, the esteemed CEO of Niti Aayog.
Delighted with the response the show received, Gallery Director of Exhibit320 , Ms. Rasika Kajaria, said “We propose to exhibit these narratives from various genres of Indian Folk & Tribal art and engage the viewer by demonstrating their dynamic nature, their evolution in tandem with the socio-cultural environment and the transformation in building traditions as seen in recent times.”
Talking about their future endeavors, , Co-Founder Mandira Lamba of Blueprint12 for the show said,“Under this banner, our mission is to create a platform for folk and tribal artists to present their work and their perspectives. We are exhibiting Master folk artists and their immediate apprentices. Master Folk Artists demonstrate superior levels of craftsmanship and creativity, often introducing new materials and innovations that express both traditional and contemporary imagery and values. In this way, traditional folk art forms evolve as dynamic living traditions.”
“Tribal Art Forms is an initiative that has been conceptualized to research into these traditions and work with artists who have not only ritualistically maintained their tradition but also developed to reach a much larger audience.”, said Ridhi Bhalla, co-founder of Blueprint12.
The show saw the likes of designers Shivan and Narresh, Nature Morte Gallery’s Peter Nagy, Kajaria Ceramic’s MD Chetan Kajaria, Dermatologist Dr. Kiran Lohia, Anca Verma to name few.