Kalanand 2019

Oct 10, 2019 - Dec 10, 2019

An exhibition of Emerging Artists of India

In collaboration with Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, in collaboration with the Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, presents, ‘Kalanand 2019’. The exhibition will be on view at the Special Project Space, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum from 10th October – 28th October 2019. Initiated five years ago by the Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation, Kalanand is an online contest that has been consistently encouraging emerging artists from across India, providing a wide accessibility to people from cities as well remote areas. The selection of the artworks has been done by a jury consisting of well-known art historians, critics and artists through a careful and considered process. Online entries are reviewed by a panel of six eminent jurists in two phases. The jurists do not see the artists’ name and score the entries based on an objective rubric. The 2019 Kalanand contest received over a thousand entries, from which nine national awardees have been selected and invited to exhibit their award-winning works. This year, the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum has collaborated with Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation to exhibit the works of winners of the contest in an effort to provide a platform to nurture and encourage upcoming artists. The exhibition presents the nine winning entries, the three highest ranking from each category - Painting, Drawing and New Media.

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The Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation (PDAF) is a non- profit organisation that was founded in 2014 by the late Dilip Dahanukar in honor of his wife Prafulla Dahanukar, who was an eminent modern artist of India at the time of the Progressive movement. The aim of the organisation is to create a network for the Artist community in India, recognise and publicise the work of talented emerging artists. The Foundation continues Prafulla’s work as a tremendous influencer in the world of art, encouraging young artists and leading artist organisations in the growing contemporary art scene post-independence.


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Saturday, 16 Nov 2019,       11 am - 1 pm

Inspired by the ongoing exhibition 'Kalanand 2019'


Explore the Museum's new exhibition 'Kalanand 2019' showcasing works in different mediums of emerging artists of India.

Charges: Museum entry ticket applicable. Materials provided.
Age group: Open to all above the age of 8
No prior registrations required.


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