Celebrations, Group exhibition of modern contemporary art presented by Creative Art Gallery Inaugrated by chioef guest of the evening Padma Shri Pratibha Prahlad, a renowned Bharat Natyam Dancer, educator, cho reographer, art administrator and author today at Hauz Khas village. The inauguration ceremony was followed by some notable performances of Mehul Sharma, Shubham Sarkar and Ejaz Hussain.
Participating artists including Ajay Choudhary, Amarnath Sharma, Akash Choel,Apurva Nandi, Binoy Verghese, Bashant Bhargave, Bhasker Badla Dilip Sharma, Farhad Hussain, George Martin PJ, Laxman Aelay, Manish Pushkale, Minal Dhamani, Murli Cheeroth, Pratul Das, Parvati Nayar, Ratandeep Advarekar,Ravi Kumar Kashi, Sanjeev Khandekar, Smriti Dixit, Suresh Parashar, Tijender Kanda Tanuja Rane, Vaishali Nahar Kher, Viraj Naik, Vivek Sharma,Vivek Vilasini, and Mukesh Sharma were present during the occasion.
Chief Guest Ms. Prahalad said, ” It’s a great experience to be here and see the amazing collections. It is great revealing experience as these 25 artsites have unique styles and stamps of their works that has been displayed here. It speaks about their individuality, I m haapy to be here, I congratulate the creator & owner of this gallery for bringing artistes from all over India, in the heart of India Capital Delhi.”
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Shekhar Jhamb gallery director said, “There is no compulsion that every show is a curated show. It appears that there was considerable confusion when we announced that this event is not a curated show, yet it is being put up with the help of curatorial services.
Perhaps we have grown too accustomed to think about every show as a curated one. It is important to understand that shows can be held merely for commercial sales, events, get-togethers, celebrations etc. without the need for a so called concept or theme.
Art by its very virtue is open to interpretation, and does not need unnecessary justification. If there is a show of a large number of artists – that is focused simply on sales – why not just say so? celebrations at 20 is certainly one on those lines, that also a celebratory get together of likeminded artists; and therefore, it is a show merely for the purpose of kicking off new projects. We see no reason to attach a theme to it, other than it being a celebration of sorts, and we certainly have no qualms saying so.
That said, we are grateful to the artists who came forward to participate in this event, despite having been informed that this was not to be seen a curated show.
The list of artists bears significance from the fact that, it is a list recommended by Dileep Sharma, who has himself been very seriously and diligently sustaining his career for decades, despite the many fluctuations, and the shenanigans of the so called art market.
Needless to say he has rightfully recommended serious artists such as himself, in this list – and therefore, it is an apt representation of a community of sustained art practitioners. What could be more befitting to a celebration of a gallery’s 20 years of operation?
Since we have made an appeal herein; we as a gallery are committed to honoring it in our future programming. We will try to maintain a certain seriousness about curation, and we will endeavor to understand more, and learn about global best practices in the many realms of art.