The third edition of the South Indian Art Show will have 136 participants showcasing paintings, drawings, installations, digital media, photography, sculptures and printmaking.
With a focus on contemporary topics, the exhibition, which opens at Lalit Kala Akademi on May 4, has artists from across the South, including the Union Territories, taking part in the week-long event. The event has been organised by the Chandra Ilango Art Foundation. Talking to CE about the exhibition, celebrated artist A V Ilango, who started the show to encourage artists from the South, says, “This year, the event will have a documentary screened on women and another book reading session where passages from the book on artist Ramanujam will be read out. He adds that every year the event looks at including a new feature in the show.
Ilango says that the show has been aimed at encouraging the artist age group of 18-35 years. The event will also feature awards for artists in two categories — jury and Foundation categories. Talking about the long process of shortlisting artists, he tells us that it has been managed by four artists who act as an interface between the Foundation and art institutions to identify potential talent.
Ilango says that the exhibition looks to showcase work that captures the urban experience and its ramifications in various mediums. He adds that he wants to expand the platform to artists from across India in the next edition. The exhibition will be on from May 4 to 10 at the Lalit Kala Akademi, Greams Road.