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Jaipur Art Summit 2016/ Snapshots

Jaipur Art Summit concluded recently at Ravindra Manch, Jaipur.

Jaipur Art Summit is one of the new age contemporary festivals taking place here in Jaipur. It provides a strong boost to the art and culture circle which otherwise too is reasonably active.

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Jaipur Art Summit at Ravindra Manch, Jaipur

Ravindra Manch was once a popular venue for the local theater and drama, but it fell out over the years because of various reasons. The authorities are revamping the entire place with the renovation activity and new investment in the setup. The facade of the Ravindra Manch reminds us of the building designs prevalent during the late sixties and seventies.

You can check up on the last year’s summit here in this post, Jaipur Art Summit/Art lovers congregate in pink City

The moment one enters the venue, this Kathputli (puppet) installation under the tree grabs your attention.

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Puppet Installation on women empowerment. Jaipur Art Summit

Puppets are a popular souvenir the  tourist carries from Rajasthan. This installation by Vrinda Haldia and Umakant Meena conveys the message of women empowerment.

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Kathputli with an iPhone. Jaipur Art Summit

This puppet with an iPhone is a felicitation of women and Rajasthani Art & culture. The large size of puppet symbolizes generosity, dedication, independence, confidence and sacrificing nature of women. As for an iPhone, it conveys the message that if given a chance, women can out perform everywhere, be it home or work place.

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Installation on Women Empowerment by Vrinda Haldia and Umakant Meena at Jaipur Art Summit

The smaller puppets symbolize the advancements made by women in various fields like sports, work space, art and culture and so on. All these puppets have been named after the famous women who have made their marks in various fields be it politics, armed forces or space.

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In one of the section, there was a painting and artifact exhibition. It included interesting stuff and art installation too.

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Paintings and Artifacts in one of the galleries at Jaipur Art Summit. 

 

I found installation “Fly away pollen, Spread the beauty” by the famous artist Mr. Gopal Namjoshi made using scrap and daily products like spark plugs, ball bearing, acrylic, locks  very interesting. It draws attention to the various types of insects on the planet Earth, which forms a  very important part of our ecosystem.

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Fly Away Pollen, Spread the beauty by Mr. Gopal Namjoshi. Jaipur Art Summit
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Visitors admiring installation by Mr. Gopal Namjoshi. Jaipur Art Summit

 

In another section, many artists from abroad were performing a live demonstration of art from their country. There were artists from Iran, Azerbaijan, Sudan, Afghanistan, China and so on.

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Visitors at Live demonstration of International arts. Jaipur Art Summit
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Artist from Iran giving shape to the creativity. Jaipur Art Summit
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Beautiful creations from Iran. Jaipur Art Summit
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Artist demonstrating Wood block art from China. Jaipur Art Summit

 

Among the important art installations were two installations from Ms. Kanika Bawa, who holds the Limca Book of Record under Made In India platform. The first one were the largest Kolhapuri Chappals and included a 10’6″ and 8’6″ installations.

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Largest Kolhapuri Chhapals in the world installation by Ms. Kanika Bawa. Jaipur Art Summit

 

She tries to draw attention to this otherwise fading industry of the handmade Kolhapuri Chappals.

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Another view of Kolhapuri Chhapals at Jaipur Art Summit

 

The second installation was largest Kathakali chair, dedicated to the ancient dance of India,Kathakali. This Kathakali chair is 10’6″ tall.

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Kathakali Chair installation by Ms. Kanika Bawa at jaipur Art Summit

The day wound up with an impressive performance of Than-Ta which is a cultural war art from the state of Manipur, India. The traditional name of Thang Ta is Huyel Langlon, martial art of Manipur.

I’m posting two videos which depict heritage martial art of Thang Ta in a better way than pictures. Do watch both these videos.

 

 

 

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Thang Ta, a traditional martial art from Manipur, India. Jaipur Art Summit

Here are some more pictures from Jaipur Art Summit.

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Live Sketching and painting of portrait at Jaipur Art Summit
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Creations on display by a Rajasthani artist of Hindu Gods and deities at Jaipur Art Summit
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Students hanging out at Jaipur Art Summit
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Tools used by an artist during the live demonstration of Chinese Wood Block. Jaipur Art Summit.

Even the effect of the recent Demonetization of high value Indian currency notes was visible at Jaipur Art Summit. An artists take of the Demonetization in India

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Paintbrushes for sale at Jaipur Art Summit.
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115 thoughts on “Jaipur Art Summit 2016/ Snapshots

      1. ah! they are also being sold as a tourist souvenir in the tourist places here in Jaipur. So good reason to visit and explore the city. 🙂

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    1. There’s so much diversity in various regions of Rajasthan as far as art is concerned. If you love miniature art then you must search for Bundi miniature painting which developed as a fusion of different styles. Even Kishangarh style is quite unique!
      Puppet is a very popular tourist souvenir! 🙂

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  1. What an impressive event! Each exhibition seems worth witnessing in person. If life permits, would love to visit this art summit one day! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photographs.

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