Art Exhibition for Cultural Exchange
Apainting Exhibition themed THREE THOUGHTS is underway , organized by NehruWangchuck Cultural Centre, the exhibition is curated by Mr.Kashyap Parikh, faculty of fine arts, University of Baroda to interact culturally. Indian Ambassador to Bhutan Jaideep Shankar inaugurated the exhibition last Friday and it will go on till 31st of this month.
The exhibition is expected to enhance cultural exchange between the two countries through arts. Mr.Kashyap Parikh, a faculty and curator of the exhibition said that the objective of exhibition was to interact with Bhutanese artists and enhance cultural ties. ‘’ Indian artists are fascinated by uniqueness of this country including its arts which are handicrafts and paintings, so there is a lot to be gained by more frequent exchanges of people who deal with this subjects between two countries,’’ said the Indian ambassador while addressing the crowd.
The paintings displayed were works of three artists from Baroda University. They had themes concerning the life experiences of artists, cultures, certain incidents and abstract ideas. They represented artists’ diverse imaginations.
‘’I have always used my experiences and times I have had while working on my arts. That is the reason why we wanted to come to Bhutan and share our experiences through arts with Bhutanese people and artists,’’ said Mr.Sunil Darji, a faculty of Baroda University.
Gempo Wangchhuck who has graduated from Zorig Chusum and who now runs a business of his own said that the paintings on display varied greatly from the arts he learned in the institute. ‘’Their arts have wonderful themes which one cannot even think of. The ones I learnt always circled round traditional way of painting Buddhist religious figures’’. He added that as a Bhutanese artist he would want to bring about creative new ideas which will help Bhutanese youth take interest in arts but without changing the traditional style of working on arts.
The exhibition had participants from Zorig Chusum and VAST, an art non government organization for children. The exhibited paintings are available for sale also.