Gandhi, reimagined

  • | Saturday | 29th February, 2020

This ongoing exhibition in Bengaluru has artworks by 40 artisans interpreting the Mahatma through various arts and crafts of the country. Pics: Meghana SastryPresented by Dastkari Haat Samiti, in honour of the 150th anniversary of Gandhi, the exhibition displays works by artisans from different states of India, including Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi and Orissa. For example, Orissa’s Hare Krushna Nayak, who said it took him two-and-a-half months to make his rice paddy model of Gandhi. For Sneh Gangal, Gandhi stands for the epitome of simplicity, a figure who stays relevant even today. Which is why this Rajasthani artist’s work add a touch of contemporary flavour to her interpretation of Gandhi, where one even showcases how despite rioters and unrest, Gandhi continued to remain calm.

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