Arts Threshold open till 14 March 2014

The Theatre Outreach Unit of the Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad (UoH) is hosting the “Arts Threshold”, a visual art show in the ’Golden Threshold’ from 8th – March 2014. The show exhibits the paintings, sculptures and installations of Mr. Manohar Chiluveru, a contemporary artist who is an alumnus of UoH. Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Vice-Chancellor of UoH inaugurated the show on 8 March 2014. This show will be open for the public from 10 am to 6 pm till 14 March 2014.

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Manohar Chiluveru’s  Artshow on display at the Golden Threshold, broadly examines the relationship between the human being and the world around, while also bringing together the artist’s body of work. Impressions, information and influences from of day-to-day life are the basis for the show. Manohar has been working for the last eight years on the cow series.

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This is just one fragment of the show which includes paintings, drawings and some of his older larger-than-life sculptures. The details are impeccable, like the muscle contours of the cows and human beings. It is all about the process and the carefully chosen media.

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The artist doesn’t mould his sculptures with the usual media of clay or fibre glass; instead, he uses cardboard, newspapers and canvas sheets. Some of the most striking images include the body of a slaughtered cow with a human head. “The idea is to portray the balance of human and natural forces,” he explains. “There’s nothing to understand. Art is an experience,” adds Manohar.