Shifting Horizon - A Group Show
About The Exhibition
Gallery Espace collaborates with Birla Academy of Art & Culture, Kolkata to present ‘Shifting Horizon’, a group exhibition of 21 young artists. All the artists in the show, which opens at Gallery Espace on July 26, are recipients of, or contenders for Birla Academy’s prestigious annual award. The exhibition brings together a remarkable diversity of artistic styles and forms – from paintings in acrylic and watercolour, to prints and pen-and-ink sketches, sculptures in ceramic and metal, and an installation.
‘Shifting Horizon’ marks the coming together of two institutions with a distinguished record of contribution to the arts. Gallery Espace, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, is one of the oldest contemporary art galleries in New Delhi, while Birla Academy of Art & Culture, set up over 50 years ago by BK Birla, the late patriarch of the Birla industrial family, and his wife Sarla, is one of India’s oldest private arts museums.
Birla Academy has been closely connected with Kolkata’s vibrant arts scene and has fostered the careers of some of the most eminent artists to emerge from the city, indeed the Bengal region, over the decades. The current crop of artists showing at Gallery Espace bear witness to the continued vigour of Bengal’s arts scene and the many ways in which they are reinterpreting the contemporary arts idiom.