Marvellous look at magic realism

An exhibition is being planned at Lalit Kala Akademi to celebrate the 20th anniversary of New Delhi's Gallery Espace.

Anamika Butalia        Print Edition: December 13, 2009

Renu Modi of Gallery Espace and curator Sunil Mehra are putting together an exhibition titled Lo Real Maravilloso: Marvelous Reality, themed on Magic Realism, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the art gallery. Modi and Mehra have been working on this theme since early 2007. They’ve found several masterpieces and are bringing in internationally acclaimed artists together for their show. Some of the 36 participating artists include Mark Prime (Mumbai-based British designer), Anila Rubikus (Albania), Chintan Upadhyay, Sutapa Biswas (UK), Rina Banerjee (NY) and Waswo X Waswo.

Mediums like gamut video art, painting, photography, site-specific installations, performance art and sculptures will be showcased. From artist Anila Rubikus installation Houses of the rising sun to Waswo’s video as well as three hand-painted black and white digital photographs—this exhibition is an experience to look forward to.

Gallery Espace is organising their 20th anniversary special exhibition titled Lo Real Maravilloso: Marvelous Reality from December 9-18 at Lalit Kala Akademi, 35, Rabindra Bhavan; Firoz Shah Road, New Delhi, Delhi-110001; Tel: 011-23387241; lalitkala.gov.in; www.galleryespace.com

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