Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts is organising an international exhibition of paintings ‘Celebrating Indian Languages – The Learning Curve’ till December 24, which was inaugurated on December 4, Wednesday. The exhibition was inaugurated by Minister of Art and Culture, Dr BD Kalla, and also present on the occasion were Chief Secretary, DB Gupta, and other prestigious artists.
Dr BD Kalla said that the exhibition is an inspiration for the new generation to comprehend that regardless of whichever language we speak we are all alike. DB Gupta said that in the exhibition international artists have created yoga paintings using local languages like Punjabi, Malayali, among others to bring their work forward, showcasing that the world is truly one.
Curator of the exhibition, Kiran Soni Gupta said that India has vast linguistic diversity with many languages and dialects. The exhibition is an attempt to present this diversity through artwork by international and national artists. ‘Celebrating Indian Languages -The Learning Curve’ is a curated exhibition of around 100 artists from all across India and abroad, showcasing the linguistic diversity of the country. Apart from artists from UK, USA, Germany, Brazil, Turkey, and Austria, the exhibition will also showcase artwork by artists from Rajasthan, New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh. Selected paintings of senior and respected artists from the States of Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Assam, among others will also be displayed.