Llouquet was born in 1975 in Montpellier and has lived in Viet Nam since 2005. She was a founding member of Wonderful District, a project that promoted contemporary art through exhibitions, concert and theatre pieces in Việt Nam from 2005 – 2011. … [Read more...] about Contemporary art exhibition features VN, foreign artists
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Back for its fifth year, the newly expanded Art in the Garden is a unique showcase of art and nature, for all ages. Find a wide variety of juried art displayed by talented artists who will be on hand to meet with visitors in the "Artist Village" near the Margot Picnic Shelters. The Artist Village is a place where visitors and artists can mix, mingle, stroll, eat and shop! … [Read more...] about Art in the Garden This Weekend! And more… At the Arboretum, all kids 15 and under free with paid adult admission.
The confab, however, held a year after the landmark National Summit on Culture and Tourism, was organized in Abuja, by the Ministry of Culture and Information to chart a new path for the industry. Whether the recommendations arising from the conferences have been implemented is yet to be seen. But one thing is certain, and it’s the genuine intention of the present administration to make the entertainment industry an alternative to ‘oil’ in the country. The minister of Culture and Information once declared that “government cannot afford to take the creative industry with levity, as it had become the cash cow for many other nations.” … [Read more...] about Entertainment industry in 5 years: More talks, more promises, more committees!
“Many crafts practitioners have had [traditional] design-driven outputs, but now these lines are blurring in response to the international crisis,” says Sharan Apparao, curator-founder of Apparao Galleries. Even a couple of decades ago, this may not have been possible. But the concerted efforts of organisations like Dastkar and Dastkari Haat Samiti — NGOs that work with crafts people and offer them marketing platforms — and their exposure to other cultures (many artisans travel abroad, representing India) have made a difference. “Folk artists have got used to urban market requests and, over the years, we’ve encouraged them to look beyond the Ramayan and Mahabharat to more contemporary subjects. So now [besides their traditional work] they also work according to the times,” says Jaya Jaitly, founder-president of Dastkari Haat Samiti. The timing couldn’t be better. When the handicraft industry is reeling, Covid-themed work is slowly popping … [Read more...] about When Indian folk art finds a viral muse
This acrylic work of Bharat Mata is also accompanied by an innovative video showing women artists (Siri Institute’s students) painting parts of the canvas individually. In the video, with Kehata Hai Pal Khud Se Nikal song from the movie Neerja playing in the background, one artist is seen painting the national emblem, another paints Bharat mata’s sari and the other paints the flag. In the end, Siva Kumari appears with a completed painting. She explains, “We have been working independently at our homes during the lockdown. Women artists created the same painting in their homes and sent us the video. We mixed the shots in such a way that it looks as though everyone have contributed to this painting. When we are together we can achieve anything, including flattening the COVID-19 curve, ” … [Read more...] about In artist Siva Kumari’s painting, Bharat Mata presents positive art to fight the COVID-19 demon