18 Bahraini artists have cajoled their creative insides to give way to 40 exquisite art works that are manifestations of not the obvious but of what often remains "unsaid".
Curated by Indian artist Alka Raghuvanshi, the works are on display at a new exhibition themed, "The Unsaid", as part of the debut show of Art Bahrain Across Borders' artist program in India.
The paintings and sculptures at the show, underway at Bikaner House here, showcases what is left unsaid and the significant space it occupies in the creative context.
"For artists, landscapes are not mere visual manifestations of a geographical mass but spaces for the creative impulse to blossom more by way of mindscapes that change, remain, expand in the mind.
"In this context what is left unsaid too is of a great deal of import for it engulfs within its space, the sub text of their creative context. This exhibition, The Unsaid, too says more by way of not saying it and yet saying it so beautifully and lyrically," Raghuvanshi said.
ArtBAB's artist program, launched in May 2016 at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, has been brought to India in association with Rouble Nagi Art Foundation.
The show is going to travel to Mumbai next, and is scheduled to be held between November 30 and December 2.
The participating artists at the exhibition, which opened here yesterday, include Ayman Jaffar, Balqees Fakhro, Dawiya Al Alawiat, Faika Al Hasan, Hamed Al Bosta, Jamal Abdulrahim, Karina El Zubi, Lulwa Al Khalifa, Mariam Fakhro, Maryam Nass, Mohammed Taha, Nabeela Al Khayer, Omar Al Rashid, Seema Baqi, Somaya Abdulghani, Taiba Faraj, Zakeya Zada and Mayasa Al Sowaidi.
"We are extremely delighted at this opportunity to showcase Bahraini artworks in New Delhi. India has a long and rich history of art and culture.
"This cultural/artistic interaction will surely have a positive impact not only on the artists that are showcasing but also on the larger art scene in the region," Shaikha Maram Bint Isa Al Khalifa, the director of the office of Her Royal Highness Wife of the King of Bahrain, said.
The exhibition will continue till October 11.
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