The 19th edition of Harvest 2019 ( An Inclusive Vision ) curated by art critic Suneet Chopra is currently on show at the Stainless Gallery In New Delhi. The opening party had an impressive guest list that comprised of artists, entrepreneurs, designers from all the parts of Delhi. Some of the cities glamours art crowd that attended the cocktail evening were Shalu Jindal, Artist Shobha Broota, Kavita Bhartia, Payal Khandelwal, Paresh Maity, Vicram Sharma to name a few.
Art has a remarkable quality that allows an art lover to relate to and appreciate works not only of different periods of history but of different styles as well. According to Payal Kapoor, the lady behind Harvest 2019, the exhibition reflects not only the search for objects emerging from these creative principles but also possessing the capacity to present them in a manner through which the viewer himself or herself exercise the capability to appreciate, relate to an understand good art. This is something that every curator tried to present while the viewers responded to it spontaneously or through his or her aesthetic sense which developed over time and as a result of repeated exposures.
Special gems at the art show are the early Bengal compositions based on European originals, the various trends of folk and tribal art with some of the best modernists like Jamini Roy and T. Vaikuntam creating a new visual dialogue between the two, with some of the tribal artists, especially of the Shyam family, which has produced a number of talented artists, starting with Jangarh Singh Shyam, have succeeded in carrying their tribal art across to modernistic presentations.
The centerpiece of the exhibition is no doubt the Bombay Group artists, F.N. Souza, M.F. Husain, S.H. Raza, Ram Kumar, Akbar Padamsee, and Krishen Khanna. From Bengal, we have artists like Nandalal Bose, Sunil Das, Sakti Burman, Jogen Chowdhury, Paresh Maity, Sanjay Bhattacharya and Bratin Khan. Of the Baroda group we have Bhupen Khakhar, and also artists like Satish Gujral, K.G. Subrahmanyan, Lalu Prasad Shaw, K.S. Kulkarni, George Martin, Roy Thomas, and Achuthan Kuddallur from different parts of the country. Among the non-figurative, we have a wide range from Zarina Hashmi, Prabhakar Kolte, John Tun Sen, Shobha Broota, Harish Guha, Sundeep Jodung, Gopi Gajwani, Pandit Khairnar, Vanita Gupta, Faiza Huma, Sanjay Sawant, and Nandan Purkayastha and Sweety Joshi.
This time, however, we have a lot of young artists and those from other countries, like Farhad Hussain, Pallav Chander, Marty Thorton, and Richard Poppiti. This time we have a wide range of sculptures ranging from masters like Shakti Burman, K. Laxma Goud, T. Vaikuntam, G. Reghu, Nandita Jain, Anton Connolly, Josh Mayhem and Kaws, Venkat Botha, Shashi K Paul, Tutu Patnaik, and Sheela Chamaria, to name only a few.
The annual exhibition continues till 11th September 2019, from 11.30 am to 6.30 pm at The Stainless Gallery, New Delhi, and post that will be shifted to Arushi Arts Gallery till 10th October 2019.