Bringing together multiple disciplines of art like paintings, sculpture, photography, cinema, music and video on the same platform, a month-long CIMA Awards: The Kolkata Art Festival will be held next year.
Organised by city-based CIMA art gallery, the festival, beginning from February 4, 2017, will have multiple components including the biennial CIMA Awards function and a series of exhibitions on multidisciplinary projects, workshops and seminars.
“In the second edition of the CIMA awards we are planning a meeting of minds from different disciplines. We are partnering with different agencies and inviting other galleries also within West Bengal and outside,” CIMA director Rakhi Sarkar told reporters here.
She said now boundaries are emerging and therefore, they are also including architecture and design in the art festival.
A large exhibition of visual art is expected to travel from Germany and will be showcased to coincide with the CIMA Awards show.
Goethe-Institut Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata’s director Friso Maecker, who is partnering with CIMA, said people will get to see contemporary art, not seen that often.
They are planning an exhibition of 42 works of art from different disciplines with a theme of migration.
Besides art exhibits, the whole month will also have directors of leading museums, scholars and art historians participating in discussions.
Music and cinema are two inclusions in the art festival.
“We want new sounds and experimental music. In cinema, we can have an interesting capsule of experimental films. Cinema is affecting our art in a big way,” Sarkar said.
The events will be spread over different venues in the city.