Emami Art & Kolkata Centre for Creativity Celebrated Their 3rd Year of Their Cultural Journey
News Desk, News Nation 360 : 21st November 2021 marks the 3rd anniversary of both the Kolkata Centre for (KCC) and Emami Art. The organizations celebrate it as much a moment of joy and accomplishment as one of determination and responsibility. Emami Art's recent participation as an Institutional Partner of the India Hub at Artissima International Art Fair in Italy is a substantial effort to mark the gallery's global presence. Going beyond the regional and the national, the gallery is trying to deepen the ties to the international art world, interrupted by the pandemic. Emami Art wishes to grow from strength to strength in the upcoming years, with more substantial programming and various activities-. exhibitions, publications, seminars, etc. Emami Art has gradually grown up as one of India's most active, multi-faceted modern and contemporary art galleries. The gallery opened with a survey show of Dashrath Patel in 2018. Then, it organized several significant exhibitions of the modern masters like Jo en Chowdhury, Ravinder Reddy, Bose Krishnamachari and, most recently, Kartick Chandra Pyne. Despite the Pandemic restrictions, Emami Art has received an overwhelming response from the city's art lovers and outside. Besides the masters, the gallery also showcased many talented emerging artists working with new concepts and experimental mediums in the last three years. In September this year, Emami Art held Harshit Agrawal's EXO-STENSIAL, India's first Al solo exhibition at the gallery, curated by Myna Mukherjee. Emami Art believes in promoting new thinking and alternative artistic practices, which unsettle the preconceived notions and habits of viewing an artwork, as well as the well-known modern and traditional art trends that reassures us. Kolkata Centre for Creativity has been flourishing as a creative platform over the last three years. KCC promotes research and experimentation and champions inclusivity and accessibility in the interface between the arts and society. With more than 110 onsite and 120 online programs, in a very short time, KCC has successfully become a uniquely inclusive space for diverse audiences to mingle and exchange thoughts, ideas, and aspirations. All this and more has contributed to KCC's emergence as one of the most relevant cultural institutions in the country. It is inspiring to see the wide range of significant international, national and regional organizations who have shown deep interest and come on board either as sponsors or collaborators to support the projects in recent times. Some of them are British Council, Alliance Frangaise, Poster Museum (Poland), MAXXI Museum (Rome), Polish Institute, International Institute for the Inclusive Museums, Consulate General of Japan, Italy, Australia, Germany, Dance Bridges Festival, ICOM INTERCOM, ICOM INDIA, Indian Museum, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, New Delhi, National Institute of Design, Department of Tourism, Govt. of West Bengal, EZCC, Zoological department of West Bengal, Pickle Factory Foundation, Think Arts, Govt. College of Arts & Craft, Heritage Academy and several other organisations.
Pic : Krishnendu Kundu
Report : Anustup Kundu