Kolkata Centre For Creativity Hosts ‘AMI Arts Competition 2020’ – THE TIMES OF BENGAL

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Image 1- Ms. Gouri Basu, Director, Jap Zonal Cultural Centre, Ms. Reena Dewan, Director, Kolkata Centre For Creativity, Mr. Aditya Agarwal, Director, Emami Group, Mr. Nakamura Yutaka, Consul-Normal of Japan with Ms Richa Agarwal, CEO Emami Artwork and Chairperson, Kolkata Centre For Creativity with native artisans on the inaugural ceremony of AMI Arts Competition.

Image 2- Ms. Gouri Basu, Director, Jap Zonal Cultural Centre and Mr. Aditya Agarwal, Director, Emami Group with Ms. Richa Agarwal, CEO Emami Artwork and Chairperson, Kolkata Centre For Creativity as she lights the inaugural lamp at AMI Arts Competition.

Image 3- Efficiency of ‘Gambhira’, a conventional people dance of West Bengal. 

Image 4- Pattachitra Artwork underway. 

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Kolkata Centre For Creativity Hosts ‘AMI Arts Competition 2020’

–  Three days of all the pieces artsy that includes 150 artists, 350 plus artworks, a number of workshops and distinctive performances –

Kolkata,  17th December, 2020: Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC) is internet hosting its first version of the ‘AMI Arts Competition’ from 18th-20th December,2020. The pageant will promote, help, maintain and create alternatives for artists. The inauguration ceremony was graced by Mr Nakamura Yutaka, Consul-Normal of Japan, Mr Gianluca Rubagotti, Ph.D, Consul-Normal of Italy and Ms Gouri Basu, Director, Jap Zonal Cultural Centre, Ministry of Tradition, Authorities of India who have been the friends of honour.

The inaugural version of the ‘AMI Arts Competition’ will showcase over 350 artworks by 150 artists from all around the nation.  The artwork exhibition won’t solely be reasonably priced however can even have a various assortment of artworks which can embrace a variety of contemporary & modern drawings, work, sculptures, tapestry and graphics. Artworks of famend artists resembling Jogen Chowdhury, Shuvaprasanna Bhattacharya, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay together with rising artists and college students of artwork faculties from throughout Bengal are being showcased at this three-day affair. Ami Arts Competition can even give attention to the tutorial facet the place famend personalities like Atul Dodia (Visible Artist), Kavita Singh (professor of Artwork Historical past, Jawaharlal Nehru College), Ranjit Hoskote (Poet, Artwork critic & curator), Jitish Kallat (Visible Artist and Curator) and R Siva Kumar (professor of Artwork Historical past Visa Bharati) will talk about the various elements of artwork and the present business.

One of many main sights of the pageant is the Pattachitra workshop which shall be performed by the patuas (conventional artisan group from rural belts of Bengal) themselves throughout these three days adopted by a chat session of this historically treasured artwork type. KCC via this pageant goals to herald focus, indigenous performances like Gambhira, Bhadu and Tusu that are shedding their appeal due to lack of publicity. Gambhira is a sort of music that originated in North-eastern West Bengal, it’s carried out with a very distinctive rhythm and focuses on dialogue of matters to boost social consciousness. Bhadu gaan, is an inseparable a part of Bhadu pageant that displays colors of the agricultural society.  The Tusu dance hails from the Birbhum district and is carried out throughout the month of Hindu calendar Pausha, the Gregorian months of December and January. By means of these performances KCC goals to deliver out the essence of West Bengal which is full of colors, cultures and festivals.

“We’re very completely happy to host Kolkata Centre for Creativity’s first annual Artwork Competition, the AMI Arts Competition which is aimed to make artwork extra accessible and reasonably priced to all. It’s an try to supply a standard platform to the younger and rising artists. This 12 months the pageant goes to have a particular give attention to the works of Bengal college students – giving them a platform to be taught from and work together with the veterans of the artwork fraternity”, mentioned Ms Richa Agarwal, CEO, Emami Artwork and Chairperson , KCC.

The artwork exhibition is open for public viewing from Friday 18th December, 2020 until Sunday, 20th December, 2020 from 11 am to 7 pm. The viewers should buy artworks from the pageant and the gathering can be out there on-line at www.emamiart.com .

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