BHUBANESWAR: Art, determined in the form of classical or traditional, is not static as it is always considered. Art is random and always keeps on moving. In Odisha, it is always a subject of debate when dance forms are experimented with different forms which have already been set up, Odissi exponent Aruna Mohanty said here on Saturday.
Speaking at a panel discussion in the inaugural event of ‘Kala Setu’, Mohanty said, “Amidst the debate of what is the difference between new and traditional, the one we imagine, experience and recreate in our form of expressing art is contemporary.
Addressing the discussion, notes poet and art critic Ranjit Hoskote said art is all about abstract and ideas. Many of the art forms find their origins in the experiences and occurrences in the artistes’ lives.
There is so much life and vibrance in the textile art of India, however, often this artistic form derogated as craft. “To comprehend art, one needs to have an openness and a 360 degree understanding of the concept imbibed in it,” he added.
‘Kala Setu - The Bridge of Arts’ is being hosted by the Utsha Foundation for Contemporary Art as a part of Raza Samvad in collaboration with the Raza Foundation.
Eight artistes from across the country will collaborate with four experts in different fields of arts from the State to create an art work. The art work created during Kala Setu will be exhibited on April 8 at the Utsha Foundation.
The experts who will guide the artistes at Kala Setu are Sangram Jena, Odissi exponent Aruna Mohanty, classical vocalist Sangita Gosain and theatre personality Dolagobinda Rath.
Among others, noted Hindi Poet Ashok Vajpeyi, litterateur Sangram Jena and eminent artist Jagannath Panda spoke.