British Council hosts ‘Poetics of the Real & Imagined’ arts exhibition of visual arts
12 January, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, is hosting Poetics of the Real and Imagined, an exhibition featuring grante...
British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, is hosting Poetics of the Real and Imagined, an exhibition featuring grantees from Charles Wallace India Trust across four decades: Anupam Roy, Pallavi Paul, Ranbir Kaleka, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar and Varunika Saraf. The exhibition, supported by the Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) will run from Thursday, 12 January 2023, to Thursday, 2 March, 2023, at the British Council, New Delhi.
The exhibit is a part of the India/UK Together, Season of Culture – a programme of Arts, English and Education that celebrates India’s 75th anniversary and builds on the British Council’s commitment for creating opportunities between the two countries.
Jonathan Kennedy, Director Arts, British Council India: ‘The fabulously dramatic exhibition, Poetics of Real and the Imagined, is the culmination of an enduring partnership with the Charles Wallace India Trust and a great indication of a way ahead for India and UK innovation in artistic collaboration and connections through culture. This stunning exhibition at the British Council in New Delhi, Poetics of the Real and Imagined curated by leading CWIT alumnus Latika Gupta brings together some remarkable pieces of contemporary visual arts in different media highlighting the astonishing skills of Indian artists who have done their research in the UK with CWIT support. The exhibition eloquently explores global challenges of climate change, equality of opportunity and at times, the forbidding march of progress as it ‘holds the mirror up to life’ (as Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet) for modern audiences today. I’m delighted this second exhibition with the Charles Wallace India Trust with five artists and alumni follows hot on the heels of the beautiful Journeys of Clay and Fire’.