Barbil Art Project-IV (Moving Into The Margin) 2019
December 06-December 12, 2019, Arya Colony, Barbil, Keonjhar
Artists: Rajesh Kumar Singh, Trinath Mohanty, Ankita Kashyap, Pranati Panda, Archana Das, Bibhu Patnaik, Suresh K Nair, B Ajay Sharma, Umesh Singh, and Sitikantha Samantsinghar.
Curated by: Pradosh Mishra and Shambhavi Singh (Curatorial Assistant).
The fourth edition of the Barbil Art Project ‘Moving into the Margin’ began on the 6 th of December 2019 with ten artists participating from various parts of India.The artists Umesh Singh, Rajesh Kumar Singh, Suresh K Nair, Pranati Panda, Ankita Kashyap, Archana Das, Bibhu Patnaik,B Ajay Sharma,Trinath Mohanty and Sitikanta Samantsinghara developed their artworks on site with an objective to establish a dialogue between the place, the people and the material. Arya Colony, Barbil with its extended site of schools around, village and iron palette making factory were chosen for direct intervention by the artists in a more inclusive manner. In the week-long project, the artists were initially introduced to the working environment and were allowed to choose their subjects based on the broad theme of margin.Three traditional artists from Odisha Sukanta Kumar Jena, Pratima Moharana, and Dibakara Moharana also collaborated with the contemporary artists to explore mediatic intervention in the art. Last evening, the managing Trustee Arya group Foundation Ms. Tripti Arya and CEO and MD Arya Iron and Steel Company Mr. Puneet Arya, Chairman Utsha Foundation, Mr Jagannath Panda visited the exhibition site along with other officials and interacted with artists individually.The inhabitants of the Arya Colony, Barbil also participated in the interaction program. The art works prepared out of the scrap and portrayal of local subjects and people were the centre of appreciation.
The fourth edition of the Barbil Art Project was curated by Pradosh Mishra with the curatorial assistance by Shambhavi Singh.The project was supported by the Arya Group Foundation, Barbil as part of the corporate responsibility towards the community awareness with creative direction of Utsha Foundation, Bhubaneswar. The project was completed on the 12th December.The artists will be sharing their experience at the valedictory function at Utopia hall, Hotel Sandy’s Tower, Bhubaneswar at 5.30 pm on the 13th December, 2019.