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May 26, 2024
Art & Culture

Reimagining Traditions:


Art inspired by heritage
by Siddhartha Das

On view: 20 – 30 April, 11am – 7pm.
Venue: Art Gallery, Kamaladevi Complex, India International Centre,
Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi


  • Guided walk-through with Siddhartha Das, daily at 6pm.
  • Illustrated Lecture by Siddhartha Das, 20 April and 27 April, 5pm.

Reimagining Traditions exhibits a journey through two decades of collaboration with traditional artists and artisans and reinterpreting cultural heritage through art. From concept sketches to finished pieces, the art pieces are accompanied by short animations and documentary films exploring the process behind their making, ‘a way of seeing’ the creation of the pieces.

Exhibition Details

Pieces created on paper, textiles, stone, wood, metal amongst other materials, and craft products in bamboo, stone, lacquer, brass, and wood, ‘Reimagining Traditions’ presents a series of art pieces conceived by Siddhartha Das. Among the highlights are a scaled architectural model of a 4,000 sqft stone mural on a façade of a building; a step well rendered in marble; a model of Lingaraj Temple crafted from teak wood; an architectural frieze of the Jagannath Temple in Puri; and a mural wall installation depicting the historic garden scenes of Rajasthan. Additionally, the exhibition features a series of black-and-white and colour photographs on makers and landscapes from 35mm negatives and slides; botanical paintings and prints showcasing India’s diverse flowering plants, alongside a curated selection of craft products born from workshops conducted with artisans nationwide.

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