It is easier when art-galleries grade their exibitions like this for us tenderfoots. Else, we do not know what we are supposed to be seeing, right? Atleast at the Animals In Contemporary Art exhibition at Minaz Art Gallery, conceptualised by Shahnaz Arni, whatever misshapen, colorful lump you see, you can be sure it's an animal.
The rest is easier - a beak means a bird, and a tail means a goat or a cow or a dog maybe. Then of-course, the prettiest faces of all are the human females, even if they may have leaves for the head and three branches for arms.
Now chuck the novice point-of-view aside, and this exhibition is of-course one of a kind. Rarely do such well concieved exhibitions come by, which also strive to bring together veterans like Laxma Goud and promising newcomers like Krishna Reddy, in the same gallery.
There are sculptures, there is canvas, glass, ceramic, oil, acrylic, pen and ink and every other possible medium you can imagine. And there are neat little nanny-goat sketches, alongside incomprehensible, seemingly random brush-strokes. This is a vast and wild exhibition, but united by one theme. It promises to be enrapturing.
Participating artists are Anjani reddy, Aarti Vir, Aasha Radhika, Bairu Raghuram, Fawad Tamkanat, Krishna Reddy, Gouri Vemula, Kavita Deuskar, Laxma Goud K , Narendranath K, Sarkar S K , Srinivas L N V and Vaikuntam T. The exhibition is on till the 31st of March. Please contact 2354-8169, 93924-98541 for further details.