Recipient of the National Award for sculpture and a Padma Shri awardee, Rajendar Tiku says, “It is as if I have picked things from a museum. The objects belong to the past but exist in the present. It is symbolically a representation of continuity of time.”
At her lecture titled “Naya Lahore: Contemporary Art Practices in Lahore” at the India International Centre in Delhi, last week, artist and art educator Salima Hashmi shared these and many more anecdotes relating to art being produced in Pakistan.
The exhibition has been brought together by Delhi Crafts Council to celebrate their golden jubilee year. Over 80 artwork on display include depiction of domes flanked by minarets, decorated with designs of weeping willow, as clouds resembling Aladdin’s magical lamp hover from above.
Subir Hati’s exhibition offers a closer look at human psychology and internal battles. The fifth recipient of Glenfiddich’s Emerging Artist of the Year 2016 award, Hati was one among the eight artists chosen from across the globe who were given an opportunity to spend three months at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Scotland.