G. Kishan Reddy Opens 62nd National SNA Laureate Arts Exhibition and Performance Festival | Odisha News | Latest news from Odisha
New Delhi: Union Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy today opened the 62nd National Arts Exhibition at LKA Gallery and SNA Awardee Performance Festival at Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi. Minister of State for Culture Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi also graced the event. On this occasion, Shri G. Kishan Reddy and Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi congratulated the scholarship recipients and winners and published the 62nd NEA catalog and also launched the new Lalit Kala Akademi website. The President of the Lalit Kala Academy Ms. Uma Nanduri and other dignitaries were also present on this occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Reddy said the purpose of this national art exhibition is to showcase the talent of all selected entrants and winners. It is heartening to see that there is an excellent response from artists for the exhibition and the competition. It shows the dynamism of our time and the opportunities offered by Lalit Kala Akademi with the support of the Ministry of Culture.
Reddy added that Indian art of the last century shows a diverse range of artistic responses to reality. The current artistic practices and artistic trends of the young group of contemporary artists also aim to show how art has continued to evolve even during this difficult period of the pandemic. “New forms of knowledge, aesthetic sensibilities and ideologies have reshaped the process of artistic creation. Young artists have been experimenting with new mediums and reacting to the environment around them,” added Shri Reddy.
Reddy said artists’ contemporary practices are constantly evolving with the use of various mediums and their unique styles. Shri Reddy also pointed out that he is extremely happy to know that to commemorate this noble idea of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Lalit Kala Akademi has decided to bring out the wall street art under the title of Jan Bhagidari, where ordinary people’s participation is an integral part of his training. Shri G Kishan Reddy called on artists to remember and highlight the works of art of artists who have contributed to India’s freedom struggle through their works of art.
During his address Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi sends her best wishes to all the winners. She mentioned that an artist sees the world from a different point of view and it is creativity that is only possessed by an artist. The artefacts in this exhibition testify to the bright future of Indian art. Smt. Lekhi added that the Lalit Kala Akademi tries to bring together the various Indian arts on one platform. She appreciated that in order to encourage artists, the Akademi increased the number of national prizes from 15 to 20 from this year.
The performing arts festival featuring the Akademi laureates will continue for eleven days, bringing audiences a delightful array of performances from across the country and covering a wide range of genres such as music, dance, theater. , folk and tribal and allied arts and puppetry.