India’s art-lovers are gathering in Mecca for a new exhibition titled “Pilgripe”.
The exhibition, curated by the Indian Museum of Art, was designed to celebrate the life and work of the artist, Ramanuja Gandhi, who is also known as the “Mother of Modern Art”.
The opening reception will take place on Wednesday, September 13, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The show will feature a range of works from the Indian artist’s past, which will highlight the work of contemporary artists, and the work in the pipeline.
The exhibition was launched last year to mark Gandhi’s birthday.
“This is a great opportunity for the Indian people to learn more about Ramanujan, the artist who is one of the most celebrated and beloved artists in the world.
He is a man who is considered one of humanity’s greatest artists,” said Dr Ankit Kaur, Director of the Indian Museums of Art.
The Indian art-festival is the brainchild of Indian filmmaker and journalist Arun Rajagopalan, who was also a member of Gandhi’s team.
“There’s a lot of people that are looking to understand what he has achieved.
It’s the next step,” said Rajagopsan.
The programme is designed to promote cultural diversity in India, with the aim of creating a space where artists and curators can share their work, create new works and collaborate on projects.
“It’s very important to understand that Ramanujas work is the legacy of our people, that we have always been at the forefront of the history of our culture.
We are the original Indian art,” said Arun.