The NEWS Art Fest 2024 goals to transcend showcasing up to date artwork. Curated by Hyderabad-based artists Laxman Aelay and Bolgum Nagesh Goud together with Mumbai-based Manvinder Dawer, founder, India Fine Art, the pageant will host interactive periods and workshops with well-known artists. At the State Gallery of Art in Madhapur, Hyderabad, the occasions will kick begin with an artwork camp on February 12 and lead as much as an artwork showcase starting on February 17.
“We wanted to organise an art festival in Hyderabad for the last two years and it is finally taking place. We began with an intent of featuring artworks by at least 100 artists and before we knew it, the number grew to 200,” says Manvinder.
He reveals that the artwork camp could have 12 artists interacting with artwork lovers. Anjolie Ela Menon, Shuvaprasanna, V Ramesh, Vinod Sharma, RM Palaniappan, Vrindavan Solanki, G Subramanian, Shipra Bhattacharya, Shobha Broota, Prabhakar Kolte, Gurcharan Singh and Vimmi Indra are the taking part artists. “The camps and workshops are not limited to emerging and mid-career artists or art students. These sessions will be open to anyone interested in watching artists at work and understanding art better,” Manvinder provides.
The NEWS Art Fest line up
Art camp: February 12 to 17; 11am to 7 pm
Contemporary artwork exhibition: February 17 to March 7
Art discuss: Abstraction as an artwork apply by Prabhakar Kolte; February 15, 4pm
Music: Hawaiian guitar recital by Jaywant Naidu; February 18, 10.45am
Presentation by Anjolie Ela Menon; February 18, 11.30am
Performance artwork by Harsha Durugadda; February 21, 4.30pm
New media artworks: Walk by means of by Nirmala Biluka; February 21, 5.15pm
Short movie screening: The Shadows Took Shape by Chandra Bhattacharya on February 24; 4.30pm
Venue: State Gallery of Art, Madhapur, Hyderabad
On view throughout the exhibition can be work, sculptures, new media installations, drawings and etchings by artists whose work pertains to early trendy artwork, Bombay progressive group, Kolkata group, Madras faculty and Baroda narrative figurative teams, amongst others.
The works of reputed artists corresponding to Okay Laxma Goud, Thota Vaikuntam, Ravinder Reddy and V Ramesh from the south will function together with these of Jogen Chowdhary, Suhas Roy and Chandra Bhattacharya, portraying aspects of human life. Rini Dhumal, Rekha Rodwittiya, Indrapramit Roy, Surendran Nair and Vrindavan Solanki’s works will function figurative and narrative reflections of the land. Manu and Madhvi Parekh’s work will showcase work impressed by people artwork whereas Prabhakar Kolte and Vinod Sharma’s artworks veer in the direction of abstracts. Landscapes by the late Surya Prakash, the daring strokes of Ram Kumar and Ramesh Gorjala’s reinterpretation of mythological themes in Kalamkari model will even be part of the exhibition.
Among the sculptures, look out for Ravinder Reddy’s collection on deities, terracotta sculptures by Himmat Shah, chrome steel creations by Valey Shende and Arzan Khambatta and Karl Antao’s picket sculptures.
The new media artwork part, curated by Anand Gadapa and Nirmala Biluka, will function installations by rising artists who use supplies starting from leather-based and charcoal to carton packing containers to painting social themes. Some of those installations embody Swathi Bheemani’s Fragments of Catastrophe, Manoj Kumar Pannala’s Beasts Within and Banda Suresh Kumar’s collection on residing objects. Rahul Mitra’s Box City can be a metaphor for all times in city areas. There will even be multimedia artwork installations.