On the 1st of February 2020, our school presented us with the opportunity to visit the Indian Art Fair and the Korean Culture Centre’s current Art exhibition for Visual Art students of Grade 10 and Grade 12.
It was a great opportunity to visit the ‘Indian Art Fair’ Delhi. This was the 12th edition of the Indian Art fair which featured the very best of South -Asian modern and contemporary art. The exhibition held amazing artworks presented from diverse cultures and themes. It inspired us, young artists, to expand our work and motivated us to think beyond the horizon. Through this trip, we got to observe the different works of many different artists from around the globe. Personally, I loved the artwork presented by Olafur Elliason, an international artist and the work done by an Indian artist Avijit Dutta. However, all the variety of artworks I could see inspired me and helped me shape my current project.
At the Korean Culture Centre, we saw the work of our own two Art teachers, Mr. Devendra Shukla and Ms. Jang Hee Mun. The theme presented was ‘Confluence: Beyond Boundaries’ and the work was done by two different artists, one belonging to India and the other to South Korea. The collaborative work we witnessed at the gallery was spectacular. Their artwork showcased the similarities between both countries like the painful tragedies they had to suffer through and the hardships they had to face due to the partitions but the purpose was to influence the audience to think ‘beyond boundaries’, not focus on the differences but the similarities.