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Artamour presents “An Imaginal Affair” to celebrate its first anniversary Exhibition at Galerie Stainless from October 8 to 10, 2021 Online from October 10 to 31, 2021
Posted on October 10, 2021
Folk art blog love art celebrates its first anniversary with the opening of ‘An imaginary affair ‘, an eclectic exhibition of contemporary art featuring 40+ well known artists from India and abroad. Organized by Aakshat Sinha and Ranjan Kaul who are also the Founding Partners of artamour, the exhibition is dated October 8-10, 2021 at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi extending into an online version October 10-31, 2021
An imaginary affair is an eclectic contemporary art exhibition featuring over 40 well-known artists from India and abroad. The popular art blog, artamour, hosts and organizes the show. Each of the artists featured here has been featured over the past year on the art blog www.artamour.in. The exhibition marks the celebration of the blog’s first anniversary and is the natural culmination of the love affair with art that ignited in October 2020. Seen in this light, the process of selecting and curating works exhibited in the exhibition has been set in motion. more than 15 months ago when Ranjan Kaul and Aakshat Sinha, the founding partners of artamour and joint curators of the exhibition, imagined artamour.
The exhibition presents the diversity and multidimensionality of contemporary art ranging from lyrical and abstract expressionist drawings and paintings by artists like Prem Singh, Hemavathy Guha and Sri Lankan artist Sarath G Perera to visual and poignant commentaries on society, politics and gender relations such as those of Sanjeev Sonpimpare, Inder Salim, Orijit Sen and Satadru Sovan. The show also features the representation of a land of fantastic works by artists like Santosh Verma, Rajan S Fulari and Kanchan Chander; the provocative sculptural fiberglass installation pieces titled “So what’s your problem if I look sexy?” By Durga Kainthola; stainless steel sculptures by Shovin Bhattachrjee; fine art photography works by taste by Shailan Parkar; fine works of Ramachandra pokale; and the pictorial calligraphy of Qamar Dagar.
What really stands out from the exhibition and will provide viewers with a thrilling experience are the unique video art of Russian artist Maria Arendt; Blender videos of the young artist Aadit Basu; in situ sculptural installations by multimedia artists with wall and floor installations by Rita Prasad; the kinetic work of Susanta Mondel; and the mammoth, origami work suspended by the “ortiecture“artist, Ankon Mitra.
To offer a global vision flavor, the exhibits on display include works by renowned international artists such as the US-based artists, Tracy Lee Stum and Mark Lewis Wagner; Sri Lankan abstractionist, Sarath Perera; british artist Paul Liptrot; pakistani artist Romanian Hussein; and the Mexican artist and designer of illustrated books, Carolyn Watson-Dubisch.
The co-curator of the show, Aakshat Sinha, said, “It is a privilege that we have been able to bring together so many artists on the same platform to present the richness and variety of contemporary artistic practices not only in India but also internationally. We have tried to ensure that the works included in the exhibition reflect global trends in contemporary art. To this end, we have included, in addition to drawing and painting, creative installations, art photographs and videos. The works are elegantly preserved to do justice to the high quality of the works on display and thus offer viewers an aesthetic and unforgettable experience. To allow a better understanding of the works and to guarantee their accessibility, we have provided, if necessary, QR Codes where the spectators can listen to the artists talk about their own work.
Ranjan Kaul, the other co-curator said: “The exhibition is the satisfying culmination of a year of artamour. Since launching on October 9, 2020, our art blog has ensured that art lovers don’t lose touch with the art world during the pandemic. In our selection of artists and their representative works, we have deliberately attempted to exhibit not only works of art that meet the highest aesthetic standards, but, just as important, we have included meaningful works of art. and having deeper social relevance. So it’s a show with a difference. We are convinced that viewers will find a resonance with the works exhibited at An imaginary affair and will simply love the show.
To provide access to more works over a longer period, artamour has planned to present an online exhibition from October 10 to 31, 2021 with the addition of ten other artists. This will allow viewers who are not resident in the Delhi NCR region in the country as well as those living abroad to access the unique exhibition and be part of the artistic celebration.