Bohra artists from France to Kenya will show­case work at city ex­hibit

Mid Day - - City - ARITA SARKAR [email protected]

ARTISTS from the Da­woodi Bohra com­mu­nity from across the world are gear­ing up to show­case their work at an ex­hi­bi­tion in the city next month. Art­work of at least 75 artists will be put on dis­play. Jo­her­a­tussharaf At­tar­wala, chief co­or­di­na­tor of Ra­di­ant Arts, said, “Artists get a chance to show­case their work at an ex­hi­bi­tion only when they reach a cer­tain level. But here, they get to sell their work and have a learn­ing op­por­tu­nity as well, since they are able to net­work with other artists. Some even help by pass­ing on projects to other artists.”

Among them is Mazher Nizar, 61, an artist from Sanaa in Ye­men. He is ex­cited to bring 13 of his pieces to In­dia. Nizar has been paint­ing for the past 35 years, de­pict­ing views of Sanaa through con­tem­po­rary art. “My work rep­re­sents hope and peace for my coun­try. I will bring paint­ings of life in Sanaa and a series of paint­ings on pea­cocks,” said Nizar.

The Bohra com­mu­nity had started this ini­tia­tive in 2018, where the work of around 50 artists was put up in an ex­hi­bi­tion. Or­gan­is­ers said that this year, they have re­ceived more than 120 ap­pli­ca­tions world­wide, from France, Ye­men, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Swe­den, Egypt, US, Canada and Tan­za­nia and Kenya.

Mazher Nizar (be­low) from Ye­men makes paint­ings about Sanaa, the city he re­sides in

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