Exhibition to celebrate 75 years of Indian art held in Singapore

An exhibition featuring 85 artists and more than 170 artworks from different parts of India was organized in Singapore to showcase the evolution of Indian artistic styles as part of the celebrations marking 75 years of independence.

The exhibition titled ’75 Years of Indian Art #CanvasToNFTs’ was opened by Singapore’s Transport Minister and Minister for Trade S Iswaran and Indian High Commissioner P Kumaran last Wednesday at the House of Arts by Artpodium, a Singapore-based arts community.

“It was a celebration of bringing these stories to light, celebrating the travels and experiences of the artists, and exploring the changing evolution of artistic styles across India,” said Kavita Raha, founder of Artpodium and main organizer of the exhibition, to PTI after completing the four one-day exhibitions.

“There has always been a certain mystique, a certain experience and maybe a certain story behind every piece of art,” Raha explained of the exhibits in Singapore.

With digital art becoming an increasingly important style in today’s world, the organizer also launched Artbien alongside classic art styles.

“Artbien focuses on digital art based on blockchain technology, promoting young artists looking for a platform to take their works across borders,” Raha said.

She said the exhibits included works of art from institutions such as the Bengal School of Art, the Bombay Progressive Artists Group and the Madras Arts Movement, as well as rapidly disappearing Gond and Pichwai tribal and folk art forms. .

The exhibition was a pictorial journey for art lovers to explore Indian art through the years, and was supported by galleries and artists across India, apart from a section dedicated to contemporary artists based in Singapore, Raha said.

“Artpodium has strived to be a platform that amplifies the voices of Asian and Indian artists, elevating their works to the global stage,” she said.

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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