Boxes In The Courtyard
The exhibition opens on the 6th of May 2017 at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Saket, New Delhi.
Artreach India and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, in partnership with Udayan Care, present artworks by 19 young people at this show, which is a result of a year long Teaching Fellowship programme at the Udayan Care Ghar in Greater Noida.
On display are self-portraits as scroll paintings, line and ink drawings, watercolours, intensely creative collages and an abstract collaborative enamel relief artwork.
Artreach India initiated the Teaching Fellowship programme in 2015 with the aim to be an intensive foundation art course for young people in care. The participants are exposed to a variety of media, techniques and styles. The programme encourages young people to use art as a tool to critically explore the world and to cultivate their imagination. Artreach monitors the impact of each Fellowship carefully and produces a short film upon its completion.
This fellowship was conceptualized and led by Vandana Kothari, artist and Assistant Professor at the School of Planning and Architecture. She was selected through an open call, interview and a trial workshop. The 19 children from Udayan Care (ages 13-16) were selected for the programme based on interest and aptitude.
“Inspiring appreciation and engagement with the arts, conceptualising and organising platforms and programs for innovative art education in India is the most important mandate of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. Over the years we have been running numerous programs for school children, teachers and educators. For us funding the Artreach Teaching Fellowship is to extend our support for art education at grassroot level. It is also to support experimentation and development of informal ways of art learning, what classroom structured education at times fails to do.”- Roobina Karode, Director, KNMA
The exhibition continues till June 6th 2017. Timings: 10.30am – 6.30pm (Closed Mondays)