Art Chennai 2012, Celebrating Art with 8 Days Gala
Art Chennai is a celebration that spans the entire city with over 200 displays and installations at various galleries, public spaces and events at Chennai’s finest hotels. What’s more, it provides a platform that inspires debate, art appreciation and investment like never before. Be a part of the 8-day gala, as art collectors, historians, artists and critics from all over the country come together to celebrate the finest in modern and contemporary Indian art.
Launched in 2011, the 1st Edition of ART CHENNAI represented 28 art shows, over 300 artists, 15,000 visitors, 1 million listeners, 2 million viewers and 10 million readers spanning over 7 days in Chennai.
The 2nd edition slated to be held from the 11th of March till the 18th of March, 2012 promises to be bigger and undoubtedly a festival with the highest level of engagement with the larger art community in India providing an enriching experience to all art lovers globally.
Key Highlights of upcoming ART CHENNAI 2012
1. To Let the World In: Narrative and beyond in Contemporary Indian Art is a four-part project addressing the work of three generations of artists currently active in India. The project is being directed by Chaitanya Sambrani. The project involves four components:
a) A major exhibition featuring the work of 25-30 contemporary Indian artists. We are hoping to tour the exhibition to other venues in India and overseas during 2012-13.
b) 90-minute film about the work of the artists in the exhibition.
c) Seminar addressing themes relevant to the project (Chennai, 16th-18th March 2012) with presentations by art historians, curators, artists and gallery owners.
d) A book, which combines the fully illustrated exhibition catalogue with selected proceedings from the seminar.
2. Catastrophe: A public art project at Marina beach
3. Public Installations of large works of art by renowned artists.
4. Chennai based galleries to host special previews of curated shows for ART CHENNAI guests
5. Exhibitions by invited Galleries from outside Chennai with VIP preview
6. Art Conference being curated by Chaitanya Sambrani which has 5 sessions
7. Art Residency
8. Auction in aid of The Rotary Club of Chennai’s charity initiative
9. ART CHENNAI Select Internship Program for Students
10. ART CHENNAI Student Connect Program
11. Video Mapping
11th of March till the 18th of March, 2012
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