Fifteen artists from eight different countries have come together under one platform to celebrate art at Sixth Dimensions first ever International Art Show ‘WE DO NOT WANT TO DRAW THE LINE’ from March 14th to 19th at Birla Academy of Art and Culture. Methods and modes maybe different, but creativity remains constant. The idea is to sit together on same platform to create a symphony of visual, where the artists have tried to remove boundaries. The exhibition is open every day from 3pm to 8pm. 15th March will see two interactive talk sessions ‘Art in Flux’ by Soumik Nandy Majumdar and ‘How to Read a Work of Art’ by noted Art Critic Nemiraj Shetty.
Speaking about the endeavour and her works, Piya Dutta Nandi, one of the participating artist says, “One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. I spent my whole childhood wishing I could be older and now I'm spending my adulthood wishing I can be younger. Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child's eye - it is very beautiful. In my photographs I tried to depict that simplicity. I try to carry the childhood with me always so that I would never be older. I am looking for a cross cultural exchange through this exhibition. I hope this exhibition will bring together the artists, audience , art connoisseur, curators and buyers together. This exhibition will have some positive impact in the life of some kids from socially challenged background and I am glad to be a part of this social initiative as well.”
Co- organiser and participating painter Dipendranath Pal says, “The idea stemmed from the mind of six friends who have over the course of their life settled down into different fields of art, design, graphics etc. The concept is to bring together everyone under the same platform, during the course of which we realised that creativity is something that seamlessly mingles into each other diminishing the barriers caused by genres. Methods and modes maybe different, but creativity remains constant.”
Anjan Ghosh, designer and another organiser adds, “Political boundaries, if erased would make the world more beautiful. Our concept is that Humanity prevails but not borders. The bringing in of artists from various countries support the ideology.” He further says, “This is our first year, and the response we have received from all over the world is just mind blowing, each and every artist here believes that art is above and beyond boundaries and they have come together for it. We hope to come back bigger next year!”
Photographer Mia Ferrara Basel adds, “This experience is not only marked by different disciplines of art but by the proposed inter cultural association. It offers an invaluable wealth of textures, colours and looks not only from art but from everyday life and from individual experiences. Personally, I am flattered and excited to share this artistic collective with authors of international trajectory in such prestigious and renowned Institution as the Birla Academy of Art Culture Kolkata.”
The participating artists from the various countries include four painters, one sculptor and ten photographers, each showcasing something unique. The participating artists include Anjan Ghosh (India), Dipendranath (India), Alina IGloria Mund (Czech Republic), Sinisia Coni CR (Brazil), Armando Correa Ribeiro (Brazil), Rima Paul (India), Avedananda Goswami (India), Mia Ferrara Basel (Argentine), Babir Das (India), Deepanjan Sarkar (India), Ebru Horoz (Turkey), Ziba Vishteh (Iran), Shampashree Mund (India), Miharu Watanabe (Japan) and Piya Dutta Nandi (India).
What: We Do Not Want to Draw the Line
When: 14th to 19th March, 2017
Where: Birla Academy of Art and Culture, Southern Ave, lake Terrace, Lake Gardens, Kolkata, West Bengal 700029