Innovative use of mediums

Diverse works

Innovative use of mediums

The 58th edition of ‘The National Exhibition of Art’ curated by the The Lalit Kala Akademi, is being held at NGMA, Manikyavelu Mansion, Palace Road. The works of 111 artists from all over the country are on display till March 24. 

The awardees have been chosen from a competitive entry of 6,000 entries by a two-tier jury system of eminent artists and art personalities who in the first stage
selected 111 artworks for display at the National Exhibition.

      Thereafter, the second jury selected 15 national awardees from the cache of 111 exhibitors, for conferring the National Academy Award. Each of the awardees received a plaque and a cash award of Rs one lakh, along with a plaque and certificate.

The works have been chosen on grounds of their artistic merit. They reflect innovative use of mediums, diversity and relevance of subject matter as also a high level of creativity.

Felicitating the awardees, CS Krishna Setty, administrator, Lalit Kala Akademi remarked, “Besides upholding and steering forth a great tradition of giving Indian art its due importance, the ‘National Exhibition of Art’ is also a window view into future trends in Indian art.’’

To reflect its truly national character, the National Exhibition of Art is held at various locations of the country so as to give the interested public in these cities a chance to savour quality production. The award is also much coveted among artists as it earmarks the future potential of the individual artist in the art community. The exhibition is open on all days except Mondays.

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