The exhibition "Kalpana - The Indian contemporary plastic works,” opened on June 29. Many Vietnamese painters and visitors attended the opening ceremony.
The event is co-organized by the Indian Consulate General in HCM City and the HCM City Art Museum to celebrate 40 years of Vietnam-India diplomatic relations.
With well-known painters such as Jamini Ray, Amrita Shergil and Maqbool Fida Husain, the exhibition brings Vietnamese art enthusiasts a blend of traditional and modern art.
These paintings are copy versions, drawing on the fabric material selected by reputable Indian artist, Anjolie Ela Menon. They reflect Indian art’s break away from the colonialist embrace to enter a new era of artistic expression, recognized and applauded worldwide.
The exhibition introduces visitors to the interference between classic and modern view of Indian artists.
Kalpana in Hindi language means “imagination.” Through colors, Indian artists also take visitors to the world of Indian street art, traditional toys, Hindu epics, Islamic decorations and people’s daily activities in small towns of India.
Director of the HCM City Arts Museum, Ms. Ma Thanh Cao, said that this is the first large-sized and high-quality exhibition to honor Indian artists in HCM City.