Studio VERVE at Ahmedabad International Art Festival- 2011

October 15, 2011 § Leave a comment


AIAF 2011
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ASHAVALI TO AHEMEDABAD

A journey from the time when the city was a tiny settlement known as Ashavali on the east of the river Sabarmati  led by a Bhil king, then a city thriving and growing under the rule of Karandev and being named Karnavati to being the great sultanate of Ahmed Shah : Ahmedabad. Dynamically transforming itself by the time; today it is the sixth largest and fastest growing city in India.  A unique city that has a strong sense of community living and an uncanny sense of business with its thriving textile industry travelling the industrial era, earned the title Manchester of the east. This sense gave way to many faiths to coexist emerging into a unique social fabric and thus made the place more diverse yet uniting itself with a pulsating fresh, modern vibe yet holds its traditions dear, where one is free to choose the pace at which to live.
With every reign leaving a trace of shadow in its own way on the city, remarkable being the Sultanate of Ahmed Shah by its architecture evident till day are living examples of cultural mélange. The fervor being carried not only in its visual pattern, appeal but the people coming into its lap are touched and adapt well to its offerings later only contributing greatly to itself.
A city that is flourishing since 600 years and has an amazing life pattern. We take you on a quick nostalgic flashback through all that is Ahmedabad. A journey through the city’s trials and triumphs!

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Banyan Art at Ahmedabad International Art Festival 2011

October 15, 2011 § Leave a comment


AIAF – 2011

TIMELESS ECHOES

Ahmedabad depicted through art by artists from “Banyan Art” Baroda.The living city of Ahmedabad is rich in diverse culture. People here lead a simple and quite lifestyle, but during any festival the city transforms into a rich colorful event. Like in Navratri, people gather and dance for nine consecutive nights; “garba”, a dance form in convoluting circles, similar to how the very city of Ahmedabad is growing around the walls. In Garba, people are free to join the dance and thus the circle grows larger, and the energy flows till the midnight Aarti. The circles of this city itself have an ability to overlap creating beautiful patterns that are resilient and have stood the test of time, echoing through the ages.
Time keeps moving around a lamp, a lamp that has burned for centuries at the Delhi Darwaza, the heart that keeps the city prosperous. The city flows seamlessly from the remnants of a beautiful old walled city with 12 gates to the river front that will soon be lined with beautiful.  coffee shops, parks and theatres . There is now a distinct visual culture in Ahmedabad and the city leaves an image, a visual imprint
Besides these the city boasts a multiple cultural influences. These influences extended beyond religion, to architecture, literature, art and crafts etched in society.
Today the city has a modern facet in the form of its world acclaimed buildings, educational institutes, entrepreneurs, industries and infrastructure ever growing into a prolific city of international repute keeping its heritage intact for generation next. Come to Ahmedabad to witness modernity and traditions coexist hand in hand.

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Purvaa – Purvesh Patel Memorial Art Show 2011

October 6, 2011 § Leave a comment


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Date: 7th – 9th October, 2011
Timings: 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Venue: L & P Hutheesing Visual Art Centre, K.L. Campus, CEPT University, Ahmedabad

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