The first edition of Jaipur Art Summit is about to roll

Rajasthan has always had a deep connect with arts, boasting traditions like Shekhawati murals, phad scrolls, kavads and Rajasthani miniatures. Now taking the relationship forward is Jaipur Art Summit, where artists from different states practising varied mediums will showcase their work on a single platform. The Jaipur Art Summit is an initiative of the Progressive Artists Group (PAG) of Rajasthan and a few other like-minded artists, art enthusiasts like Timmie Kumar, Chairperson, an interior designer from the J.J School of Arts; Mridul Bhasin, writer, author and art critic based in Jaipur; R.B Gauttam, president of PAG, initiator of the summit and vice-president of the Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademi; Vidyasagar Upadhay, a very senior artist.

The summit which will take place from November 7 to 11 will be held at Hotel Clarks Amer and Jawahar Kala Kendra. The summit will showcase creative expressions across many media and formats like canvas, visual and digital art, art installations, sculptures, interactive art and other contemporary and folk-centric expressions. Around 150 artists’ works will be showcased at the summit, and the list boasts senior names like Anjolie Ela Menon, Jatin Das, Jai Zharotia and Gopi Gajwani. An art camp, installation art works by Chintan Upadhyay, Mithu Sen and Surendra Pal Joshi, seminars, display of folk traditions like sanjhi art of Vrindavan, black earth terracotta work from Sawai Madhopur, ceramic art, enamelling and glass painting, and art haat are different elements of the first edition of the Jaipur Art Summit.