The Visual Arts section is the aesthetic backbone of HTKGAF with artists across India coming up with ideas and translating them into installations that pepper the various festival venues. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, these works of art aim to not only expose the common man to art in different forms but also spark debates and conversations within communities with interactive installations that garner a huge response year after year.

Though each year, artists are bound by a theme, it is always interesting to see how the themes are interpreted individually by the artists as well as by the  audiences.

The theme for this year’s Visual Arts section is Elements of Nature has sparked tremendous interest amongst all genres of students and artists.

Some of the installations to look forward to are:

  • Rampart Row will showcase several architecture and fine art student groups with their refreshing and unique perspectives on the five elements or panchabhuta. From large tree installations to quirky interactive ones with the addition of few old favourites like the perennial ambassador in a “green” avatar, will transform Rampart Row like never before.
  • The Quebec Consulate has 2 resident photographers in Mumbai who will conceptualise an evolving exhibit that will grow organically with the thunderous crowds that flock to HTKGAF.
  • The David Sassoon Library will display sketches from the soon to be released publication on the architectural landscape of our art historic region of Kalaghoda.
  • The Army Navy gallery or Art Entrance will house exhibits from Charles Correa housing projects.

Acknowledgements: Gallery Art and Soul, Deepak Shah (MD, JSM Urja Autos) for ‘Genesis’ and Sunil Padwal.