Craft and Community Development Foundation (CCDF) is a registered not for profit social entity set up with the aim to support and fund projects that enhance livelihood for communities focused on the art and crafts sector.
Craft and Community Development Foundation is going to organise "Modern Tribal" group show which are the selections from the Gondwana Art Project .The show will be on view from 7th to 9th february 2023 at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New, Institution Area, Lodi Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110003 from 11am till 7pm ,The show is curated by Antara Dey.
The artists List :
Anita Balu, Anita Shyam, Chandrakali, Geeta Bhariya, Jyoti Uikey, Rahul Shyam, Rajesh Mor, Rambai, Ramesh Shyam, Ramesh Vyam, Ravi Tekam, Rita Shyam, Santoshi Shyam, Sher Singh, Sita Meda, Sugiya Devi, Suresh Dhruve, Suresh Kumar, Yashpal Baranda
Medium used - Acrylic on Canvases and Papers
Curator - Antara Dey (Visual Artist & art/ folklore researcher)
Key points of the event :
Date - 7th to 9th feb 2023
venue - Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New, Institution Area, Lodi Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110003
Craft and community Development Foundation(CCDF)
Craft and Community Development Foundation (CCDF) is a registered not for profit social entity set up with the aim to support and fund projects that enhance livelihood for communities focused on the art and crafts sector. The Foundation takes up projects for upskilling artisans by introducing new concepts and design, keeping intact the authenticity of their art. The ongoing Gondwana Art Project is focused on tribal artisans from the Gondwana Region in central India, practicing Gond, Bhil, Warli, Sohrai & Kohvar art. The Foundation selects artists for this project based on assessment of quality of work, talent, and current economic status. The objective is to create a platform for these tribal artists to present their work and their perspectives demonstrating their creativity and craftsmanship, introducing new methods and techniques that express both traditional and contemporary imagery and values. The artworks created under the project are showcased to a global audience, opening new markets for these traditional artforms
The artists involved in The Gondwana Art project create artworks, under guidance and mentoring by CCDF designers. The project aims to ensure that the artworks are unique pieces of tribal art incorporating design elements keeping in mind a wide range of global audiences.
About the Exhibition
“This exhibition brings together artworks which embody contemporary art through the lens of tribal artists - something CCDF has been working to get the limelight for years on.
Over the centuries, artists from the innumerable tribes of India have strove to express the idea of their lifestyle, lore & culture through art, music, textile & more. The most common way they found was to incorporate their folk art onto materials that could be purchased by the 'mainland' people and hence keeping the folk art alive. This meant that while a specific form of folk art should have been made on the peripheral walls of a hut somewhere in an undisclosed village, the artist now translated the artwork on a paper or a piece of cloth or even on bags and pottery for them to be accessible to the outsider public.