NAC presents localize expansion through art

Dimapur, Apr 20 | Publish Date: 4/20/2021 1:02:12 PM IST

 DIMAPUR, APR 20 (NPN): Nagaland Art Centre (NAC) presented an exhibition of art on localise expansion by duo artistes Dharmendra Prasad and Throngkiuba Yimchunger, here Tuesday at NAC, IMC hall, Dimapur. 

The exhibition was inaugurated by Dimapur Municipal Council (DMC) administrator Albert Ezung. 

The exhibition is an attempt to explore the issues, possibilities and exploitation of land in relationship to myopic human desire in the 21st century. 

Inaugurating the exhibition, DMC administrator Albert Ezung, lauded Myingthungo Ababe Ezung for venturing out to the best possible ways and wished him success in his endeavour. He also thanked IMC for not only giving space but also providing platform to the talented artistes to showcase their talents. He expressed his appreciation and congratulated the duo artistes for presenting a unique art. Furthermore, he encouraged them to deliver their best and continue to encourage the young upcoming artist in the society. 

Coordinator of Eastern Art Council, Myingthungo Ababe Ezung pointed out the exhibition was a unique and first of its kind in the state. He expressed his happiness in providing platform for the artistes to come and display their talents and creativity through their art. He also called upon the artistes to present their unique art exhibition even in the days to come. He was hopefully that more artist will come forward with their talents at NAC, IMC, hall Dimapur. 

Ababe also thanked the IMC for providing space in setting up art gallery as well as providing platform for the artists. He informed that the exhibition will continue till May 5, 2021 and invited all to come and be part of the exhibition by encouraging the artistes and learning more about art. 

The exhibition of the duo artistes delves into the local landscape: gratification, urban sprawl and agricultural practice. Artist praxis manifested through the local materials, vegetable pigments, historical photographs, object, chemicals, sound, dialogue and oxygen. Both the artists exercise ambiguity; introducing a sense of realization and repositioning the practise of questioning the unseen and unheard. 

About the artists: Dharmendra Prasad did MFA from SN school, university of Hyderabad, 2015. He is a co-founder of Guwahati based Anga Art collective, receipt of FICA emerging artists awards in 2019; Kochi Biennale 2019, KHOJ Peers 2018; Dharti Art residency, Serendipity art trust; conducted workshop “How to do nothing” in collaboration with school of commons, Zurich, Switzerland, 2020; lecture at the institute of land and environmental art, Safientalm Switzerland 2020; five million incidents projects, Goethe institute, curated by Raqs media collective 2019. 

While, ThrongkiubaYimchunger did MFA from Santiniketan, Kala bhavan, 2017, KHOJ peers 2018; jury member at the apex art, New York 2019-202; exhibited at Tate modern, Tate collectives 2016; jury for young talented artist award, NEZCC, 2019; artist residency, BetOnest, Germany, 2017; Kersan art foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2018. 

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