Art Ex­hi­bi­tion for Cul­tural Ex­change

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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.

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