[iarts.2] - [Inspired by Bandhani]

Preview: May 4 2013, 5-8PM
Reception: May 8 2013, 5-8PM

Textiles hold rich narratives and expressions of culture. iarts Project presents [Inspired by Bandhani],its first textile and art exhibit showcasing the intricate and exquisite form of Bandhani – the oldest tie and dye tradition from India.

"The exhibition was inspired by my recent visit to Kutch, Gujarat. I had the opportunity to closely interact with a new generation of dynamic Bandhani artists who were taking this ancient art form to a new level of artistic innovation. I was so inspired by their works, I decided to share them with you! My excitement also led me to share this new ‘textile art’ with numerous artists in India. They, in turn, were motivated to create works inspired by these eclectic Bandhanis. Their interpretation of the modern Bandhani will also be on display at the gallery." – Arti Chandaria, Director iarts Project.

In addition to these innovative works, iarts is also proud to present the photographs of eminent Indian artist Jyoti Bhatt who is renowned for documenting life in rural communities from the 60’s to the 80’s.

With this exhibition iarts Project also launches a new initiative that aims to capture the personal narratives associated with textiles in the diaspora. Their significance and history will give a glimpse into the past and preserve the knowledge for the future. This will be an ongoing project. Contact us to share your stories @ bandhani.project@gmail.com


Click here for the Exhibition Catalogue
Exhibition details Arti Chandaria: arti@iartsproject.com
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Dignam Gallery
Women’s Art Association of Canada
23 Prince Arthur Avenue,
Toronto
closest intersection Avenue Road and Bloor Street W.
near the St. George-Bedford subway

  • 'PANIHARI' [KUTCH 1987] (2013) • Jyoti Bhatt • Inkjet-pigment based Prints. Artists Proof • size 0 x 0 inches • [ref. 24-118] • enquire now

  • RABARI - WOMEN MAKING RELIEF PATTERNS [Kutch 1980] (2013) • Jyoti Bhatt • Inkjet-pigment based Prints. Artists Proof • size 0 x 0 inches • [ref. 24-120] • enquire now

  • 'AHIR' BOYS (2013) • Jyoti Bhatt • Inkjet-pigment based Prints. Artists Proof • size 0 x 0 inches • [ref. 24-123] • enquire now

  • A GIRL FROM BANNI [KUTCH 1980] (2013) • Jyoti Bhatt • INKjet-pigment based Prints. Artists Proof • size 0 x 0 inches • [ref. 24-122] • enquire now

  • SODHA Girl [Kutch 1978] (2013) • Jyoti Bhatt • inkjet-pigment based Prints. Artists Proof • size 0 x 0 inches • [ref. 24-121] • enquire now

  • RABARIS [Kutch 1972] (2013) • Jyoti Bhatt • inkjet-pigment based Prints. Artists Proof • size 0 x 0 inches • [ref. 24-119] • enquire now