Bhubaneswar: In a first of its kind, 80 eminent Odia artists from across the world are exhibiting their artworks at Rashtriya Lalit Kala Akademi, Bhubaneswar.
Delhi-Bhubaneswar based Art Fair Magazine, a premier Magazine of contemporary visual culture and Suvadra Trust in Bhubaneswar have organised this event named ‘Interlude to the Bhubaneswar International Art Fair 2018’.
The exhibition was inaugurated by London based eminent artist Prafulla Mohanti, Director of Lalit Kala Akademi, Padma Vibhushan Dr Radhunath Mohapatra, in the presence of Bhubaneswar MP Dr Prasanna Patsani.
The art exhibition An Interlude: Contemporary Visual Expressions, Viewership and Meaning, will display artworks by eminent artists and art students, discussions on the relationship of visual art and other forms of art, and cultural programmes.
Bhubaneswar International Art Fair 2018 is the brainchild of chairman Surya Rath and has been curated by Curatorial and Academic Director Dr Rajashree Biswal with contributions from Art Director of the event Birendra Pani.
The artworks presented in various mediums comprises paintings, printmaking, photography, sculpture, installations, video-based artworks, etc.
The modern section holds a special display by London based veteran artist Prafulla Mohanti on abstract concepts like Bindu, Shunya, Shanti and other concepts derived from Hindu philosophy and from his life experience as an Odia.
The exhibition also features artworks from eminent artists like Muralidhar Tali, Jatin Das, Durga Prasad Das, Dr Dinanath Pathy, Bipracharan Mohanty, Rabi Narayan Rath, Birendra Pani, Pratul Dash, Dr J. P. Das, Ramahari Jena, and Tarakanta Parida.
The artworks of many young and talented artists like Pratap Jena, Pinaki R. Mohanty, Daina Mohapatra, Sangram Rout, Biswaranjan Kar, Satyabhama Majhi, Biswajita Moharana, Helen Brahma, Nityananda Ojha, Kanta Kishor Moharana, and Mayadhar Sahu displayed.
This event intends to have a new visual cultural literacy among the local public and most importantly among the younger generation of people.