A unique collaboration between contemporary and indigenous artists where their artworks are being made available as NFTs will help both in awareness creation around India’s dying folk forms and also allow urban artists to learn from indigenous art’s enormous repository of talent
Broacha and Devi’s work Lockdown Dreams shows Broacha’s urban ladies relaxing in the open surrounded by a forest rendered in Devi’s Mithila style. Broacha did her part first after which the incomplete canvas was sent off to Devi
An exciting conversation started in the first wave of the pandemic, says Vishpala Hundekari of social enterprise Ekibeki, when some of her contemporary painter friends came forward to donate their work towards relief of artisans and the idea transformed into one where they would work with the artisans. Seven artists would come together with seven artisans to create 10 pieces, the plan, given the project’s uniqueness, being to put it online to reach as many people as possible.