VHC’s leading contemporary art gallery
Update: April 22, 2022 4:30 p.m. STI
New Delhi [India]April 22 (ANI/NewsSee): Pune-based Vida Heydari Contemporary (VHC) art gallery is set to participate in the India Art Fair, a flagship event in New Delhi exhibiting contemporary art.
The show will take place from Thursday, April 28 to Sunday, May 1, 2022, at NSIC, Okhla, New Delhi.
VHC, founded in 2020, is led by Iranian-Canadian curator and gallerist Vida Heydari, who has strived to create a platform to celebrate the work of local and international artists, while showcasing Pune’s culture. Known for positioning art and the voice of the artist at the heart of the fair, the values of the India Art Fair align with those of VHC, which will present its exhibitions from India and Iran at booth no. A6 of the fair, so that everyone can marvel.
The booth will showcase works by renowned Indian and Iranian artists, namely Farbod Elkaei, Kambiz Sabri, Katayoun Karami, Khosrow Hassanzadeh, M. Pravat, Pooya Aryanpour and Vaishali Oak, allowing you to experience contemporary art through a unique perspective. unique. To prolong the effervescence, the artists M. Pravat and Khosrow Hassanzadeh will be present during the fair.
Bringing together local and international artists, the booth will feature a mix of vibrant colors, mediums like sculptures, paintings, fabric assemblages and more, making this experience a memorable one!
Speaking about VHC’s participation in the fair, Vida Heydari said, “India Art Fair’s commitment to increasing audiences for the arts in India is also central to VHC’s intentions to promote artists and connect them to enthusiasts. of art. VHC is thrilled and honored to be a part of the righteous.”
Among the artists participating in the fair are prominent Indian and Iranian artists, some of whom will be exhibiting their works for the first time in India. Farbod Elkaei, a conceptual artist born in Tehran, Iran, encompasses socially themed projects, based on contemporary community experiences in his artistic practice. With works that explore the unique relationship between color, nature and geometry, Elkaei’s paintings and sculptures juxtapose natural landscapes, primarily mountain ranges, with colorful geometric scenes.
Winner of the 2011 Emirates Airlines Skywards Future Artists Competition, Kambiz Sabri from Tehran, Iran, is also one of the artists present at the fair. Sabri has organized various individual exhibitions and participated in more than 150 group exhibitions in museums and contemporary art galleries around the world. He won prizes from the 3rd Sculpture Biennial and the 2nd Iran Sculpture Symposium. He has also been a judge and committee member of several biennials and art competitions, including the 2016 Tehran Sculpture Symposium and the 7th Tehran Sculpture Biennale. In December 2015, one of his sculptures was selected and installed as part of the permanent garden collection of the Museum of Asian Art and Culture in Chiayi, Taiwan, alongside works by Yayoi Kusama and Hiroshi Senju.
Conceptual artist, Katayoun Karami known for her socio-personal projects will also be there. Karami’s art practice engages in socio-personal projects based on collective community experiences through mixed media. His exhibitions have taken place in various galleries around the world since 2002.
Also in attendance will be one of the most distinguished artists of his generation, Khosrow Hassanzadeh, known for ‘glamorizing the worthless’ by painting large paintings on neglected shipping cartons, a practice he began as a youngster. art lover. His work has been exhibited in numerous national and international venues, including more than thirty solo exhibitions, and is part of permanent institutional collections such as the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA), the British Museum, the KIT Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam ), the LACMA Museum and more. . Check out her vibrant screen-printed and mixed-media tiles at the art fair.
One can also expect works by Mr. Pravat, recipient of the ProHelvetia artist residency in Switzerland, who uses architectural forms and materials in his art through a fractured lens. The intricately carved panels of Pravat are a work of art not to be missed. He is a member of the Layout collective with artists Navid Tschopp, Susanta Mondal and architect S. Boka, and their projects have been exhibited at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2012), the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (2013), INSERT (2014), the Colombo Biennale (2014) and in non-institutional sites in Delhi and Zurich.
Part of the fair would be Iranian artist, art teacher and university professor Pooya Aryanpour who explores the roots and intricacies of Iranian culture by dabbling in everything from painting to sculpture. His sculptures and sculptural installations, while rooted in the very traditions and thought processes involved in his drawings and paintings, appear as large recognizable forms that engage the viewer in an interactive and performative act by transforming his drawings into complex ‘Ayine -Kari’ (mirror work) and projecting them into space.
Finally, Pune-based talent Vaishali Oak has been working with textiles as her primary medium since 1997 and has developed a unique style that draws inspiration from a local quilting practice called Godhadi. Inspired by early memories of sewing with the women in his family as a way to preserve and extend the life of fabric, Oak’s fabric assemblies have evolved. She received a Junior Visual Arts Fellowship from the Government of India in 2000. These experiences shaped her understanding of technique and encouraged her to create abstract works. Discover larger-than-life works of art at the India Art Fair in New Delhi.
Founded in 2020, VHC is Pune’s newest contemporary art gallery. VHC celebrates art by partnering with artists, promoting their work and connecting them to art lovers. The gallery showcases works by local and international artists and through its collateral programs aims to contribute to the cultural fabric of the city of Pune. VHC strives to create a platform to meet and engage with relevant contemporary art practices from around the world.
VHC also celebrates the art of good food with its restaurant. The experience of engaging with art is enhanced by the cuisine on offer, where the restaurant serves as a space for encounter, conversation and reflection.
VHC was founded by Vida Heydari, a curator and gallerist with over 14 years of diverse experience in the global art world. She has worked with accomplished Indian, Iranian and Chinese contemporary artists and has also consulted for various private and public collections.
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