The Soft Launch of art @ telangana
Art @ Telangana is an initiative by a group of independent individuals with the vision to bring the Artists and Artistic traditions from Telangana into the forefront. Under this initiative we are conducting an Art Camp, launching a coffee table book, launching a website and participating in multiple art fairs to show case the artists' works portraying the culture and identity of Telangana.
Our vision is to create a platform that endeavors to internationally showcase the works of eminent and budding artists alike from Telangana.
Historically Telangana has had a rich tradition of Art. Ramappa Temple built by the Kakatiyas is a symphony in stone. Buddhist sculptures of Naganuna Konda are revered as art pieces worldwide. The Deccan miniature paintings reflect the affluence of richness this land holds.
Painters like Deuskar, P. T Reddy, Sayyad Ahmed, Sayyad Bin Muhammad, Kumarila Swamy, K. Rajayya, Kondapalli Sheshagiri Rao, Badri Narayan, Vasudev Kapatral and sculptors like Osman Siddiqi’s Art works are timeless.
Fifty years ago expert painters like Lakshma Goud, Surya Prakash, Gouri Shankar, Vaikuntham, Devaraj, D.L.N Reddy, Daroz, Ravindar Reddy, Chintala Jagadish, Kavitha and’Narendra Rai were the forerunners in this league of pioneering painters. They travelled across the world with their works, showcasing Telangana culture and heritage and won numerous accolades for their efforts.
As a part of our Trust’s endeavor, we have worked out the following schedule for unveiling the Trust’s activities:
We would be conducting an Art Camp from 27th September to 6th October’2014 inviting nearly 90 prominent Artists who would be attending the camp, staying at the camp and doing art works that would be donated to the Trust. The first batch of 50 artists will be from 27th to 30th Sept’14 and the second batch of 40 artists will be from 1st to 6th of October’ 14.
October’14 the delegates of metropolis world congress will be visiting the art camp for the closing ceremony.
Outdoor and Print Ad Campaign:
Prior to the Art Camp, we would be doing an outdoor and Print ad campaign inviting people to visit and join the art camp.
Coffee Table Book:
We, under the guidance of Mr. Narsing Rao and Mr Laxman Aeley, the Trustees, are bringing out a high quality Coffee Table Book featuring various works of Artists from Telangana numbering nearly 120. This Coffee Table Book is virtually a treasure trove of photographs, which are collected from the Artists personally and from Archives and Museums, which are not open for public display.
At the World Metropolis Convention to be held in Hyderabad on the 7 October’ 2014 this coffee table book will be presented by our Hon’ble Chief Minister Mr. K. Chandrasekhar Rao to Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.
Launching of the Website and Dinner Meet with the Artists:
We would be hosting a dinner for thanking all the Artists for their co-operation in conducting Art Camp on 12 October, 2014 at JRC Convention Center whereat, the art work done at the Art Camp conducted by the Trust would be displayed for the benefit of all the invitees who would include certain dignitaries, sponsors and the Artists.
Mr. KTR will launch the website of art @ telangana which will be working as an interface between all the artists from Telangana and the people across the globe.
The current generation of artists has been producing Art. works with equal passion. With the advent of technological innovations, digital platforms have been offering newer avenues for dialogue with other Artists and buyers. The younger and budding artists get an opportunity to showcase alongside the masters. This website serves to be the perfect platform to showcase artists' works and initiate dialogue with Artists communities and buyers worldwide.
Art Fair at Falaknuma Palace:
The Trust has obtained consent of her highness Princess Esra and the Taj Group of Hotels for conducting an Art Fair at Taj Falaknuma Palace, which would be the very first of its kind in the Royal Palace of Hyderabad. This is scheduled to be held in the middle of November’2014 when several foreign delegates are expected to visit Hyderabad.