Art Exhibition of Roundglass Samsara opens at NGMA, Bangalore
Bengaluru, The International Environmental Art Exhibition, a part ofRoundGlass Samsara Festival 2017, opened on Tuesday October 3rd at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Bengaluru. The Art exhibition presented by NGMA (Ministry of Culture, Government of India) in collaboration with RoundGlass Samsara Festival features over 50 pieces of works of art all with the theme of Environment & Conservation.
The Chief Guest for the inauguration of the Art Exhibition was Mr.Sudhakar Rao, Chairman, Advisory Committee, NGMA Bengaluru and the Guests of Honor were Mr.Y,K,Muddukrishna, Artist & Winner of Santha Shishunala Sharief Award and Mr.Vikram Sampath, Author & Winner of Sahitya Academi Yuva Puraskar. The evening was attended by numerous dignitaries, including reputed people such as Grammy Nominee, Country Music Singer/Songwriter Lonnie Park, well known film maker from Sweden Fredric Ollerstam, promoting the importance of environmental consciousness and conservation through the versatile medium of art.
The art exhibition that’s open from the 3rd to the 10th, showcases the creative minds depictions of Nature and Conservation. Eminent photographers, artists and award winning film makers whose art works are displayed at the exhibition are Dhritiman Mukherjee, reputed Nature photographer in India and awarded with the Carl Zeiss Conservation Award 2013 for his contribution towards conservation of wildlife in India; Dhimant Vyas, a veteran Artist and Animation Film Designer, he was cast with his original voice in Shaun the Sheep Movie produced by multiple Academy Award winning Animation Studio and Meital Rusdia,Photography artist, currently the Chief of UNICEF Field Office for Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The artworks are presented in mixed media, highlighting the natural world, human civilization and the coexisting patterns they are currently in. These works boldly provoke thoughts of environmental consciousness and conservation; the message being the need of a drastic change to make this world a better place for us and our natural world. Dramatic images and interpretations of our environment, global cultures and their relationship with the environment represent the theme of this exhibit.
RoundGlass Samsara Festival President, Mr. Ricky Kej, Grammy® Award Winning Music Composer & Conservationist, said, “Art plays an important role in creating a consciousness. Art is what seeps into our soul, awakens it and makes us conscious of our actions. RoundGlass Samsara Festival 2017 Art Exhibition intends to showcase a range of artists, who through their works, give us an insight into the world we live in. I believe it is hard to be careless about our actions when you know who we are living with and how we are impacting them.”
“It is a joy to be part of an exhibition that showcases the interaction between humans and nature. Through art we are reminded of how fragile this relationship is – and how we must do everything possible to respect and revere the world around us.” said Ms. Meital Rusdia, documentary and fine art photographer part of the exhibition.
Mr. Dhimant Vyas, artist and animation film desiger, said, “We often forget, as city dwellers or otherwise, the original inhabitants of this planet. We forget what we are doing to them. Through my art, I want to show our co-inhabitants, the beauty and splendor of this earth, as a part of this crucial eco festival – RoundGlass Samsara.”
Mr. Dhritiman Mukherjee, award-winning nature photographer, “I believe that photography is an important tool in conservation. We need to be aware of the diversity of this world and the huge variety of wonderful creatures that we share our space with . It is only when we are aware of this we can be conscious about the surrounding and environment.”
National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) will have this spectacular exhibition on from October 3rd to October 10th from 10AM to 5PM
UPCOMING RoundGlass Samsara Festival 2017 EVENTS:
RoundGlass Samsara Festival 2017 continues with a historic concert at the entrance of Vidhana Soudha, followed by two environmental summits on 7th and 8th October at Vidhana Soudha and National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), IISc.
About Ricky Kej:
Grammy® Award Winner, ‘Global Humanitarian Artist’ awardee and US Billboard #1 artist Ricky Kej is an internationally renowned Indian Music Composer, Conservationist and Professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Ricky’s latest album ‘SHANTI SAMSARA’ was launched by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande at the United Nations Paris Summit. Ricky went on to performing Shanti Samsara at the United Nations General Assembly, NY among other venues worldwide.
With 15 internationally released studio albums and over 3,500 commercials, Ricky has been awarded the United Nations “Global Humanitarian Artist” Award, Producer of the year at the South African Music Awards, Album of the year at the Zone Music Awards (New Orleans), ‘FutureVision’ Award (Los Angeles), “Pride of Karnataka” and “Youth Icon of India”