How it is done ??? Overpowering the challenges of unpacking art... how art is hung to tell a story... and so much more...
No great events come without hard work, and so is the case of 'Mending Fences'.
Pre- Exhibition preparations echoed in the empty hall of Science Centre... welcoming the packed arts delivered to the spot by 25 different Artists from all over India... The art works silently waited, lined up to be displayed… and occupy a space on the wall to convey to the audience the thoughts of their creators.
Shortage of time, loads to manage…. two brilliant heads ----- Rahul Bhattacharya & Karishma Shah and many young helping hands… driven by excitement, tension, ideas & PASSION (also cigarettes at times :P)…. This is exactly how the picture looked liked.
One never knows how big a part; stuff such as Stair-Stands, Cello-tapes, Double side tapes, Plastic wire… etc etc play…. and help the art pieces to travel from the packed boxes to the display walls to be gazed... appreciated... envied.
These were a few scenes from the crime scene where the crime 'Mending Fences' is happening... and will be happening over this weekend.
Please do visit. Here is a link to the Times Of India's coverage of the event. Also other art-related activities happening simultaneously are -
Oct 13th #Today (6:00 pm to 8:00 pm) – Bookoholics Meet-Up (Facebook Link)
Oct 14th #Tomorrow (11:00 am to 1:00 pm) – A Discussion on ‘IMAGE+TEXT & CONTEMPORARY ART’ (Piyush Thakker will be present and will be reading his poetry, along with the poetry written by acclaimed artist, the late Bhupen Khakkar)
Oct 14th (4:00 pm to 5:00 pm) – Showcasing Award-Winning Short Films from the Ahmedabad Film Project (Facebook Link).
ART is wonderful thing which Surat has forgotten in the din of development… Events like these are rare occurrences in our city. Do shout for them. Share this post on your Facebook wall, Tweet about this event, Text/Call… make sure the others know of this… Let us all contribute to promote a literacy of culture… and not just a culture of literacy.