07-May-2020 - 07-June-2020
Shrishti Art Gallery Launches a Large Online Art Exhibition to Contribute to COVID-19 Relief Efforts
● 50 percent of the sale proceeds will be donated to underprivileged artists and artisans who are in dire financial needs
Shrishti Art Gallery, one of the oldest galleries in Hyderabad showcasing Indian Contemporary Art, today announced the launch of an online art exhibition, a unique fundraising effort in partnership with the American India Foundation Trust (AIF), a 20 year non-profit organization working on health, education, and livelihoods of underprivileged communities in India and Mantra Capital, an early stage Venture capital focussed on investing in Human Good. The organizations have joined hands to address the crisis faced by the artists and artisans due to COVID-19.
The virtual exhibition will feature modern and contemporary artworks from more than 90 artists to support this cause, and will be open for sale from May 7, 2020 till May 10, 2020 at www.donate-shrishtiart.com. Patrons can view the work on the website and buy the work on the website itself.
50 percent proceeds from the sale will be donated to AIF to support artists and artisans who are in dire financial needs due to the COVID-19 crisis. Shrishti Art Gallery along with AIF will constitute a five member jury from different parts of the country to help determine the distribution of money to the artists based on need.
Lakshmi Nambiar, the gallery director and curator of Shrishti Art Gallery said "As communities across the country continue to crusade against this deadly virus, a vast section of artists and artisans have lost all avenues of income in this uncertain future. Hence we have planned a large online exhibition of artworks to play a responsible role in supporting the most affected to rebuild their lives during this challenging time. We are deeply grateful to all the artists who generously contributed to this special endeavour.”
Talking about the title of the exhibition ‘Introspection’ Lakshmi added “The lockdown forced billions of people to operate out of their comfort zone. While the struggles of many are indeed monumental, at the same time the forced lockdown also gave us the time to slow down. It gave us time to self- reflect and re- prioritize the things that matter. Art provides the perfect platform to introspect and look inwards to make the change that we would like to see in our world.”
The exhibition will be complemented by webinars ‘Startups Post Pandemic’ by Jay Krishnan, General Partner, Mantra Capital on the 8th of May at 5PM and ‘Mindfulness’ by Sarvesh Shashi, founder of Sarva Yoga on the 9th of May at 5PM. The art fundraiser resonates with Mantra Capital’s ethos of human good enabling this global cross-border venture fund and its portfolio company SARVA to support and contribute to initiatives like this.
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