The Art for Land Exhibition and Land Fundraiser is back for its 2020 edition, ongoing at Auroville's Unity Pavilion till February 21st. The exhibition will kick off with the Inaugural Ceremony on 11 January at 11 AM, honoured by the presence of Hon. Dr. Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, who as the keynote guest, will inaugurate the exhibition.
ART FOR LAND is a festival of beauty and creativity for a cause - securing the unified and harmonious physical base for Auroville, the international township dedicated to human unity that is officially hosted by India. Art for Land is an action of flowing generosity - the art works have all been donated by their artists, and land contributors receive an artwork in recognition of their solidarity. All donations go for the purchase of missing plots in Auroville's officially designated “Master Plan” area via the ACRES FOR AUROVILLE LAND CAMPAIGN.
The artworks are a rich and creative collection in various media, donated by over 90 artists from Auroville, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, India and abroad. Many of the artists enjoy wide recognition in India, such as Aurovilians Adil Writer, Pierre Legrand, Robert L’Heureux, Priya Sundaravalli, Prabhat Biswas, Marie-Claire Barsotti, Lalit Varma, Kratu, Ange, and Hufreesh Chopra. They are joined by Priti Ghosh, the well-known artist from the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Some of the creations are from an earlier time and have been blessed by The Mother. Recognized Indian artists such as Ankon Mitra, Silky Arora, Shatraudhan Gupta, Rahul Solanki, Sameedha Paliwal, and Harshil Patel have added their magnificent works to this year's collection.
The exhibition is open Mondays – Saturdays (10 AM to 4 PM) from January 11th – February 21st at Auroville’s Unity Pavilion. The works can also be viewed at Art for Land's online gallery artforland.in where reservations for the works can be made online.
This year's exhibition has expanded its reach with allied exhibitions at Pondicherry gallery sites: La Promenade Hotel, Auradhan Gallery and Tasmai Gallery. Associated actions in Auroville will be held at the Centre d’Art at Citadines with works by Pierre Legrand, and Christl Michielsen’s one-woman exhibition at the Tibetan Pavilion. A large number of concerts and events will be held during the exhibition period, including a concert by Auroville's internationally-known musician, Nadaka. The events schedule is shown via the link above and available at www.artforland.in, with information for new events that get added to the schedule at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art for Land has become a recognized and highly-anticipated annual event. As in the previous exhibitions, ART FOR LAND 2020 promises a rich and gratifying experience!