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And the 100th Ahmedabad Art Weekly is here !
Like the 99 preceding weeks, this one too is an etched out list of the most creative happenings around the town. The major highlight of the week is Art 17 fest happening at Kanoria Centre for Arts (KCA). The two day fest shall see four unique visual art shows, highlight being ‘Remembering Piraji’ – a show that will display a lot of unseen work of the master artist. Along side is general dose of humour, performing arts, film screening a much more. Each one is a must visit !
Incidently the 100th AAW coincides with the ‘Remembering Piraji’ show and there couldn’t be a better time than this to pay tribute to the master artist from Ahmedabad – Piraji Sagara.
Piraji Sagara was the founder member of Kanoria Centre for Arts, and he taught at the School of Architecture, CEPT University, since 1963. His friendship with Urmila Kanoria, founder of Kanoria Centre for Arts, went a long way. In Sharmila Sagra’s words “History says their shared zeal for developing a sophisticated studio for art lovers and learners in the city of Ahmedabad resulted into the great space that is Kanoria Centre for Arts. As one of the pioneering modern artists of India, Piraji Sagara was also the founder member of the Progressive Painters group. During the span of his career, he won numerous accolades including the National Award of Lalitkala Academy, Vishva Gurjari Award, and the prestigious Ravishankar Raval Award in 1992.
To celebrate the 100th AAW a special art installation is created at KCA campus. The installation is an artistic interpretation of the Ahmedabad Art Weekly in a physical space. Its consistency, growth in viewership, connectivity with citizens from diverse backgrounds and, above all, its value as a tool that helps users discover the city through events and experiences – the installation attempts to represent all of these and more.
Artists : Hasmukh Makwana, Ketul Gamit
We invite all of you to come and experience the Ahmedabad Art Weekly installation.
Piraji’s Illustration : Panachand Lunechiya