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Starting today, Delhi Contemporary Art Week will see the coming together of seven art galleries under one roof

The Delhi Contemporary Art Week (DCAW), that begins at Bikaner House on April 8, brings together under one roof seven art galleries from across Delhi

Written by Vandana Kalra | New Delhi |
Updated: April 8, 2021 10:31:44 am
art week, delhi,Participating galleries include Blueprint 12, Exhibit 320, Gallery Espace, Latitude 28, Nature Morte, Shrine Empire, and Vadehra Art Gallery. (Source: Delhi Contemporary Art Week/Instagram Stories)

Few days after the opening of the Delhi Art Week, the Capital gets ready to see another event dedicated to the promotion of art — the Delhi Contemporary Art Week (DCAW) that begins at Bikaner House on April 8. This brings together under one roof seven art galleries from across Delhi.

“Despite the setbacks we experienced during the worse stages of the pandemic last year, we have striven forward in continuation of our work to promote and support contemporary art and artists. The challenges we have faced, and still face, have become sources of motivation rather than restrictions. Our times call for a new level of creative and collective thinking and together we have conceived this edition of DCAW, which despite the times we’re going through, will give art connoisseurs an engaging interactive space to experience the best of contemporary art,” says Bhavna Kakar, director of Latitude 28.

On till April 15, the event in its fourth edition will focus on contemporary art.

On till April 15, the event in its fourth edition will focus on contemporary art. If Nature Morte has Raqs Media Collective’s celebrated video diptych Dyeing Inayat Khan, among others, Exhibit 320 has works of renowned Pakistani artist Salima Hashmi alongside Jason Seife, Sarah Ahmad, Anila Agha, Sofia Karim and Jameel prize-shortlisted Saba Qizilbash. Blueprint 12 will showcase multidisciplinary artists and Vadehra Art Gallery will present a curated exhibition titled “Cloud Burst”, featuring “a diverse set of expressions around the general human condition and undertakings, articulated either through more intimate mental and bodily experiences as with Pranati Panda, Bakula Nayak and Treibor Mawlong; an encyclopedic cataloguing of intellectual and observed references as seen with Shrimanti Saha, Vicky Roy and Shailesh BR; or an extrapolated concentration on the particularities of how we occupy space as seen in work by Sujith SN”.

Showing works of over 10 artists — including Chitra Ganesh, Manjunath Kamath, Manisha Gera Baswani and Tanmoy Samanta — engaging with a range of concerns, from environmental degradation to the pathology of pain and urbanism, among others, Renu Modi, founder director of Gallery Espace says, “It will be the first important offline art event since the lockdown and DCAW will offer Delhi’s art lovers a holistic experience of art in various mediums, styles, materials and under one roof.”

At the Latitude 28 space, meanwhile, will be works of more than 15 artists — including Australia based Khadim Ali’s The Other God and Goddesses and Baroda veteran Jyoti Bhatt’s Kalpavruksha that embodies the principle of “Purush-Prakruti”.

The event will be held from April 8 to 15

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