AIFACS to be venue from 9 to 14 December, 2017 for 2 India biennale
World Record 75 meter long watercolor painting will be highlight of this edition.
New Delhi: 9 December, 2017:International Watercolor Society of India, under the aegis of International Watercolor Society is organizing the prestigious International Watercolor Society India Biennale 2017 at the AIFACS, 1 Rafi Marg, New Delhi from 9 to 14 December, 2017.
Works of 450 watercolor artists from 50 different countries including national and international masters will be exhibited during this 6 day art extravaganza.Under the theme of Harmony through Watercolor, the grand opening and cultural programme is being held at3:30 pm on 9December, 2017. This Grand Opening at AIFACS will happen after Live Demonstrations of 7 master artists, including that of Mr Atanur Dogan, Founder and President, International Watercolor Society (from Turkey). In the august company of Chief Guest, Shri Adwaita Charan Gadanayak, Director General, Modern Art Gallery; Special Guest – Mr Sakir Ozkan Torunlar, Ambassador of Turkey, Guests of Honours – Shri Ram V Sutar, Padma Bhushan & Chairman, AIFACS; Shri Naresh Kumar, IAS & Chairman, NDMC; Shri Keshav Chandra, IAS & CEO, Delhi Jal Board; and Shri Atanur Dogan (Turkey), President, International Watercolor Society; the 2nd edition will be declared open officially.
Amit Kapoor, Vice President, International Watercolor Society and Country Head, said on the occasion “To promote in India this most traditional medium of art– watercolor painting and its artists since the genre is on a decline is the intention of organizing this biennale. International Watercolor Society is working towards the promotion of this declining genre and for this it is organizing free demonstrations, festivals and seminars to promote this art form. We at IWS want to spread love, peace and harmony through the usage of watercolor. Works of watercolor painters of more than 60 countries is being exhibited and all these painters are interested in knowing each other and promoting love and harmony more than increasing competitiveness.
Budding Watercolor artists can gather experience and courage through this Biennale. They can see and experience the type of techniques, usage, new idioms being explored by watercolor painters across India and the world are using to share their expressions. They can also learn the scenario of this genre outside India, whether artists in this field are able make money (be self reliant) and whether they are able to sell their paintings and whether they are eventually famous’’ added Mr Kapoor.
Shri Atanur Dogan from Turkey, Founder and President, International Watercolor Society said on the occasion “When so many artists come together, so many exhibitors come together, so many castes, so many creeds, so many colors, so many races, so many nationalities, so many religions also come together. And if this togetherness is for spreading love and peace and the goal is to work together towards promotion of a particular genre of art and art itself. Harmony is achieved. This is what we call Harmony through watercolor. This year artists from China, Russia, Iraq, Turkey, Yemen, Turkey are all converging in India – in total 25 to 30 nationalities are going to be present here together, some would not look each other in eye but for the love of watercolor they are going to be here together, Watercolor is our language and the message is Harmony.”