Art pieces in Bharat Bhawan await buyers

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jan 2018 12:15:11


 

By Pallavi Singh,


“If someone wants to buy this art we can get them in contact with the artist. These art pieces are the part of ceramic workshops that have taken place in the past. Artists cannot take them to the guest houses where they reside, so they are kept here. We are very much open if anyone wants to buy these works. The artist can be contacted through me and it will also support the artists.” –Devilal Patidar, In charge of Ceramic Studio at Bharat Bhawan


Each one of us in the city recognises Bharat Bhawan as the centre and hotspot of cultural activities that take place from time to time. Not only the events are prominent, but artists from all over the country often visit Bharat Bhawan for various art workshops, be it painting, ceramic or theatre. In these workshops unique art is created and art in any form needs appreciation. A good lot of art pieces are lying unattended at Bharat Bhawan which is waiting endlessly for buyers. The ceramic art works that have been lying in the back portion of Bharat Bhawan near Bahirang are an example that how negligence can sit heavy on art pieces.


These ceramic art pieces which are unique to the core have been created during various ceramic workshops organized at Bharat Bhawan since the time of its opening. A good lot of art pieces can be seen lying unattended, some of which are broken, and some are even sealed onto the ground during repair work and bear every season in the open. This persistent exposure to sun, water and extreme weather conditions have also resulted in washing of colours and the luster of these ceramic pieces.


CEO of Bharat Bhawan, Prem Shankar Shukla said, “We do not have enough space to keep these art works and moreover these are not the property of Bharat Bhawan.
These are the property of individual artists who made them. We do not have any right to auction them or sell them without their permission. We cannot interfere in this.


Although we have asked for extra spec from the government to make ‘Kalagram’ so that such art can be placed and studio can be made for artists to work. But process takes time.”


In charge of ceramic Studio and senior Ceramic artist, Devilal Patidar said, “ If someone wants to buy this art we can get them in contact with the artist. These art pieces are the part of ceramic workshops that have taken place in the past. This is the individual property of artist and not Bharat Bhawan, and space is also required if they are to be displayed.


Artists cannot take them to the guest houses where they reside, so they are kept here. We are very much open if anyone wants to buy these works. The artist can be contacted through me and it will also support the artists.”