Stree Vision: An Indo-Poland exhibition on contemporary women printmakers

Lalit Kala Akademi is organising an exhibition ‘Stree Vision’ on contemporary Indian women printmakers, in collaboration with the Eugeniuz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Wraclow, Poland.

The show will be inaugurated by Jacek Sutryk, Prezydent Wroclawia, on June 12 at Gallery Betonowy in Eugeniusza Gepperta Academia of Art and Design Wroclaw the most beautiful space in the Geppert Academy.

It is also one of the oldest and most visited galleries in the Akademi of Fine Arts. The show is inclusive of 51 works of Indian women printmakers carefully selected from all over India, Namely Anita Das Chakraborty, Anu Gupta, Anupam Sud, Asma Menon, Avni Bansal, Dimple B. Shah, Dimple Chandat, Divya Chaturvedi, Durga Kainthola, Gouri Vemula, Hem Jyotika, Hemavathy Guha, Jin Sook Shinde, Jyoti Deoghare, Kanchan Chander, Kaika Shah, Kinnari Tondlekar, Kshitij Bajpai, Lajja Shah, Lina Ghosh, Medha Satpalkar, Naina Dalal, Nandini Pantawane, Neha Jaiswal, Paula Sen Gupta, Piyali Paul, Preya Bhagat, Priyanka Batra, Pushpa Dullar, Rajani Sahani, Rini Dhumal, Satwinder Kaur, Seema Gondane, Seema Kholi, Shalini, Shraddha Tiwari, Soghra Khurasani, Sonal Vasrshneya, Stuti Sonker, Sucheta Ghadge, Sushma Yadav, Tandra Bhadra, Tanuja Rane, Tejaswani Sonawane, Urmila VG, Vishakha Apte.

The Lalit Kala Akademi hosted a print exhibition for Poland in year 2012. In reciprocity, the Akademi has sent print exhibition for display in Poland.

Dr. Uttam Pacharne, chairman, Lalit Kala Akademi, said: “I am thankful to Eugeniuz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Wroclaw, Poland for giving us this opportunity to hold the current exhibition ‘Stree Vision’ comprising of 51 Indian women printmakers in their university. This exhibition is not a one-of event. It is the gateway to a long lasting association between both the countries. The Indo-Polish ties run deep. The first agreement concerning cultural co-operation between India and Poland was signed in 1957. It is an apt show to be presented when the friendship moves to its 61st year. The Akademi’s Collection itself has the works of many polish artists in our collection. The show is a landmark event in the art fraternity and our friendship. The show has been hand-picked from women printmakers of India.”

 

Indian women are the forerunners in all fields of life whether it is science, arts or politics and fittingly the Lalit Kala Akademi has decided to bring an exhibition consisting of their flag-bearers to Poland. The exhibition is one of its kind and it will be a landmark in the bilateral relationship between India and Poland.

The choice to include only women was a powerful statement, a pointed perspective. Eschewing the categories of Life Cycles, Identities, Emotions, and Politics the exhibition is divided into more literal themes: Motherhood; Sexuality and the Body; Self as Subject/Object; Cultural Encounters; and Power, Violence, and Protest. The individual pieces related more effectively to each other.

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