Indian Folk Art At Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

Indian Folk Art Exhibition - Jehangir Art Gallery Mumbai

Indian Folk Painting Exhibition: Art Event at Mumbai, “Endangered Folk Arts of India”

Exhibition Location: Jehangir Art Gallery

Address: 161B, Mahatma Gandhi Road I Kala Ghoda, Fort I Mumbai I Maharashtra 400021

Opening Ceremony: 5:30 pm 11th December 2023

Open to Public: 11th to 17th December 2023

Endangered Folk Arts Of India

India is a host to over 50 traditional folk paintings and arts. Some of these beautiful folk arts have been passed on from generation to generation for over 3000 years. However, except for a handful, the rest of them are on the verge of extinction.

International Indian Folk Art Gallery proudly presents some of the finest artifacts at the prestigious Jehangir Art Gallery.

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Indian Folk Art Foundation is an Australian art organization with deep Indian roots, conceived with the singular goal to highlight the beauty of Endangered Indian Folk Arts while building a cross-cultural connection with Australian art lovers.
Indian Folk Art forms are ancient and versatile.

Ancient Indian Art History

There are more than fifty traditional folk arts indigenous and unique to India, each style distinct and originating from various states and territories across India. These traditional arts are over 3000 years old and their survival has been solely dependent on artisans and their small communities passing knowledge down from one generation to the next. Today, some of these Indian Folk Arts are sadly on the verge of extinction due to;

  1. Lack of awareness of these beautiful artworks and limited support for artists
  2. industrial and economic pressure to prioritize alternative careers to the arts in India
  3. diminishing numbers of artisans still practicing and propagating the artform
  4. artform being contained within India with no exposure directed towards art lovers Internationally

Indian Folk Art Foundation, Australia and International Indian Folk Art Gallery, India have hosted many Endangered Folk Arts Of India events including the ones in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Space2B, Hindu Society of Victoria Australia and couple of events planned in USA.

Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai

With its rich history dating back to 1952, Jehangir Art Gallery is more than just a premier exhibition space. Nestled in the heart of South Mumbai, this iconic gallery has played a pivotal role in nurturing and showcasing the evolution of contemporary Indian art. It stands as a testament to the vibrant artistic culture that thrives within our nation.

Experience the vibrant world of art at Jehangir Art Gallery, where talented artists from various disciplines come together to showcase their extraordinary creations.

From breathtaking paintings and sculptures to captivating prints and exquisite craftsmanship, this gallery is a haven for art enthusiasts. With a diverse range of mediums including ceramics, photography, and weaving, there’s something here for everyone to admire and appreciate.

Come explore the rich weaving of artistic expression at Jehangir Art Gallery and immerse yourself in the beauty that lies within its walls.

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Dr. Raja Kale

Pandit Raja Kale has a renowned reputation as a senior disciple of the highly versatile Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki. His unique and intricate style is a beautiful fusion of the rich musical traditions of Agra, Jaipur, and Gwalior.

In addition to being strongly influenced by his own Guru, Pt. Raja Kale has dedicated himself to a meticulous and thoughtful examination of renowned Hindustani composers such as the illustrious Pt. S. N. Ratanjankar “Sujaan”, Pt. Ramashreya Jha “Ramrang”, and Pt. C. R. Vyas, among others. He not only studies their works analytically but also interprets them with skill and authenticity, staying true to his own creative vision while honoring the essence of their original compositions.

Pt. Raja Kale has mastered the art of delivering a captivating performance that strikes the perfect balance between eclecticism and focused precision. His ability to present ragaas with a harmonious fusion of aesthetics and technicalities creates an enriching experience for anyone fortunate enough to witness it. This remarkable talent is undoubtedly his forte, showcasing his deep understanding and profound mastery of his craft.

Experience the enchanting melodies of Pt. Raja Kale, is a true maestro in the realm of classical music. His mesmerizing style and exceptional vocal skills captivate listeners with a wide range of rare tonal qualities. Whether it’s the graceful alaap, intricate taan, or the soulful exposition of the Bandish, he achieves flawless articulation in every note.

Not limited to just that, Pt. Raja Kale’s versatility shines through as he effortlessly presents Thumri, Tappa, Natyageet, Bhajan, and Bhavgeet with equal proficiency. Prepare to be transported into a world of musical bliss like never before.

Pt. Raja Kale obtained his doctoral degree in 1990 with a thesis titled ‘The Significance of Bandish in Khayal: Exploring the Artistic Presentation of Bandish’. In recognition of his expertise, he was recently honored with a prestigious ‘Senior Fellowship’ from the Department of Culture, Government of India.

This fellowship allows him to conduct a comprehensive comparative study and analysis of the vocal styles (‘Gayaki’) of renowned singers such as Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Kumar Gandharva, Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki, and Pt. Jasraj. This research promises to shed new light on the diverse musical traditions within Indian classical music and contribute to its rich cultural heritage.

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Participating Artists - Endangered Folk Arts Of India

Senthil Vel Artist Jehangir Art Gallery Dec23
Senthil Vel - Curator & Participating Artist
Abhishek Joshi Jehangir Art Gallery Dec23
Abhishek Joshi - Participating Artist
Neha Bandyopadhyay Jehangir Art Gallery Dec23
Neha Bandyopadhyay - Participating Artist
Susant Kumar Maharana Jehangir Art Gallery Dec23
Susant Kumar Maharana - Participating Artist
Surendra Paswan Jehangir Art Gallery Dec23
Surendra Paswan - Participating Artist
Dalavai Raju Jehangir Art Gallery Dec23
Dalavai Raju - Participating Artist
Abhishikha Joshi Jehangir Art Gallery Dec23
Abhishikha Joshi - Participating Artist


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