The exhibition, “How strong the Breeze, How Precious the Flight.” put together by the outgoing students of the Department of Fine Arts, Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad (UoH) and Inaugurated on 27th July 2014 by Prof. K. G. Subramanyan in the presence of Nagendra Reddy, the Director of Salar Jung Museum and Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, the Vice Chancellor, UoH, has a lot to offer and leaves the viewer mesmerized. It is on till 16th August 2014 at the Salar Jung Museum from 10am to 5pm.
The exhibition runs parallel to the illustrious senior artist K.G. Subramanyan’s solo show of his New Works alongside the group show of young artists about to venture into that world.
The students, whose works are displayed in this exhibition repeatedly, describe how the natural surroundings of Gachibowli & Hyderabad influenced and shaped their work. Others describe how they felt compelled to respond to historical & political events – the crisis around women’s safety, the Delhi rape case, the India Pakistan partition, or the brutal ongoing destruction of rocks, trees and historical sites in the city. Many deal with the intimate, personal, the inner and the everyday, sometimes with anger, at other times with pain and helplessness, occasionally with the sense of the absurd. But all of them describe how their art changed during their course of study, which is perhaps the best testament to the quiet transformative power of process.
These students have been together at UoH for the last two years even though they all come from across the country, a diversity that shows distinctly in their art. The participating artists come from Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Chandigarh, and Chhattisgarh. The show will include recent works of the students that are displayed and include extending practices like painting, print-making and sculpture. Some of the artists have also integrated mixed media, embroidery, performance, motor induced mechanisms, sound and video projections to enhance the visual experience.
The artists who are participating in the exhibition include Abhilash Simhachalam, Anjaneyulu Chenamoni, Arka Bhattacharya, Atindra Bag, Barun Mondal, Chandan Roy, Debadutta Sahu, Dhiraj Pednekar, Diana Gomes, Diptej S Vernekar, Faiza Hasan, Girishchandra Behera, Jagadeesh Reddy, Kalidas Mohan Mhamal, K. Sai Sheela, Manali Rawat, Monica Nanjunda, Monika Bijlani, Nageshwar Rao Bokkili, Prajeesh Ad, Purbalakshmi Borah, Radhika Ramamurthy, Rajesh Lakkoju, Saheli Basu, Sandip Mahali, Santu Mondal, Sayan Gupta, Shajil Padiyoor, Shekar Shinde, Sijina V. V, Soma Das, Sujeesh Onchery, Syeda Afza Tamkanat.
UoH Herald wishes all the young artists a wonderful career ahead in life.