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Kala Mahotsav 2019

India's 1st Contemporary Art Festival

KALA MAHOTSAV 2019, slated to be held at NSD Ground, Mandi House, from 14th to 17th November, 2019 promises to be an exclusive event. It will be an amalgamation of all kinds of arts from across the world. What sets it apart from other similar fairs is that the team is dedicated to the development and reinforcement of emerging and mid-career artists and their promotion shall be the focus.

The fair will consist of 4 major sections: Exhibition Area, Sculpture Garden, Video Lounge and the Selected Solo Project Area. The team will have strict guidelines regarding selection of proposed displays. After the visual treat, the visitors can partake in the intellectual debates and discussions held by prominent panelists.

In the pre-event upsurge, there will be an art contest for which the artists can send 3 entries. The entry form is available on their website. The artworks of the numerous entrants will be judged by an eminent jury.

Why Kala Mahotsav 2019

Event Highlights

The extended programming of KALA MAHOTSAV, 2019 includes Sculpture Park, Video Lounge, Solo Projects, Evening Musical Performances, Panel Discussions, A day long performance art curation, Outreach through schools and children workshops

Sculpture park

DESIGNATED AREA: 32,000 sq. ft.

Participating galleries can send entries of the sculptures/installations that they wish to display in the park. The sculptures should not have been displayed at other venues. The selection by the curatorial team will be final and binding. The sculptures should have an outdoor presence. Please do not include table sculptures

The fair will provide basic lighting facility and security. Shipping and handling cost will be the exhibitor's responsibility.

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Video Lounge

DESIGNATED AREA: 1500 sq. ft.

Participating galleries can send entries of the electronic/ video installations that they wish to display in the Video Lounge.

The works should have Avant grade quality, representing the unorthodox. The selection by the curatorial team will be final and binding.

The fair will provide basic lighting, monitors, projectors. The galleries may please arrange other specific requirements. Shipping and handling cost will be the exhibitor's responsibility.

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Selected Solo Project Section

Special provision for exhibiting solo projects is available. Interested galleries and presenters may contact the organizers for details as necessary

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Regal Evenings
  • After the day-time art viewing, the focus will shift to performing arts in the evening.
  • The evenings will witness the presence of popular rock-bands, contemporary dance groups, fashion shows etc all.
  • We duly consider the above artistic activities as part of mainstream art and therefore their inclusion.
  • These will take place in the relaxing environs and will help people socialize and indulge in casual discussions.
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Panel Discussions

Kala Mahotsav panel discussions will be food for the mind and the intellect.

There will be intermittent panel discussions on unconventional topics that have been eschewed before for fear of controversy.

The discussions will be no-hold-barred and revolutionary in nature.

The panelists will comprise of eminent persons from different fields of arts and art studies, philosophers and theorists.

The discussions will be moderated by yet other eminent art personalities.

These will be interactive sessions, encouraging the audience to put forth their view point. The content shall be decided by the team.

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Panel Discussions


Organiizing Committee

The KALA MAHOTSAV team consists of prominent artists, critics, cultural entrepreneurs and art patrons from various parts of country. The team will be tasked with selecting from among the entrants and ensuring the highest level of display in every section of the festival.

Archarya Mukesh
Archarya Mukesh
National President, Namo Gange Trust
Rajiv Chakraborty
Rajiv Chakraborty
Event Director
Anshul Aggarwal
Anshul Aggarwal
Director, Namo Gange Wellness

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