Urusvati hosts “Symphony in Wood” exhibition
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Having successfully established itself as a destination for hosting varied genres of art and cultural exhibitions, programs and events, Urusvati Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Shikohpur Road, Sector-78 Gurgaon (Haryana) added another feather to its cap by hosting “Symphony in Wood”,

Having successfully established itself as a destination for hosting varied genres of art and cultural exhibitions, programs and events, Urusvati Centre for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Shikohpur Road, Sector-78 Gurgaon (Haryana) added another feather to its cap by hosting “Symphony in Wood”,

an Exhibition of sculpture in wood of renowned Sculptor Dhyaneshwar Dausoa from Mauritius on 29th July’ 2018. The art exhibition was inaugurated by Rajya Sabha MP Selja Kumari.

Sculptor Dhyaneswar recent works that were showcased in the exhibition for art aficionadas and the general visitors were all created during his 15 day long stay at the newly refurbished “Urusvati Residency”.The expansive and the breathtaking ambience of Urusvati provided an enchanting experience for the eminent artist who fully understands the nature and character of the material he uses in his creation.

Sculptor - Dhyaneshwar Dauso

Speaking to the Media, Selja Kumari said, “In the last 21 years of its existence, Urusvati Centre for Contemporary Art has played a pivotal role in promoting not just the Art & Culture of the country, but also the upcoming talented artists of the country. The one common factor that allures everyone from artists to art enthusiasts to the general public has been the breathtaking lush green ambience of Urusvati overlooking the picturesque Aravallis. Due importance needs to be given towards grooming and nurturing the immense potential of young creative men and women. The fact that Urusvati also houses a big Museum showcasing the timeless Folklores of India speaks volumes about the due diligence that has gone into conceptualizing the entire place.”

The Urusvati Museum depicts the rich legacy of five Northern States of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab. Additionally, the UCCA also comprises two spacious Art galleries, each measuring 6000 Sq.ft.  The Urusvati Art Centre has an in-house exhibition from its own collection of over two hundred paintings. The works of eminent Indian artists such as Dhiraj Chaudhari, Subroto Kant, Phalguni Dasgupta, Datta Raya Apte, Hemraj Subbana are exhibited in this gallery. The Urusvati Museum of ancient folklore is one of its kind, with core focus on tales of folklore and ballads based on legends, stories of kings and queens and heroic deeds of warriors. It depicts famous folk tales of love, valor and courage through mesmerizingly beautiful paintings and expressive sculptures.

Sr Journalists - Bipin Sharma and Rajni Pawar in conversation with  Rajya Sabha MP Selja Kumari

Komal Anand, Director, Urusvati Centre for Contemporary Art said, “Urusvati has been organizing and hosting Artist’s camps since the last many years with the key objective of providing a robust platform for both the eminent and the new upcoming artists for exhibiting their creativity and colossal talent. The duration of the camp is dependent upon several factors, and based on the same, camps have been organized ranging from a daylong camp to a relatively longer one spanning as many as 15 days. Exclusive lodging facilities for artists and cultural performers are there in place to cater to the comfort and leisure of artists hailing from different nooks and corners of the country. After the completion of the camps, works of participating artists are exhibited in the spacious art Galleries of Urusvati for public display.

Besides organizing artist camps, we have also been hosting myriad cultural programs such as classic dance performances, musical concerts and puppet shows. It’s been an amalgamation of various factors that have contributed in Urusvati becoming a very popular spot for people of all age groups.

Komal Anand with Rajya Sabha MP Selja Kumari

Realizing that the natural ambience is a big inspiration, and all the more for the artists and creative people, one instantly feels getting closer to nature as soon as they foray into the precincts of Urusvati. We are thankful to the sponsors for appreciating and recognizing the essence of Artist’s camp. The government sector, the Corporates, the big business houses and the MNCs have a vital role to play in supporting the cause of promoting art and culture of the country on a mega scale. Creative people have since time immemorial been bringing rich laurels to their motherland.

At Urusvati, one of our key endeavour is also to help economically impoverished talented artists by providing them space and resources in Urusvati, in addition to promoting their creations. The core objective behind Urusvati has perpetually been to promote the ancient cultural legacy of our country.”

 

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