Open Call for exhibition cum fundraiser, “Divergent Terrains”

This talk session was a part of the exhibition Divergent Terrains curated by Suresh Jayaram. The session, conducted by a panel of experts, offered the attendees an in-depth view into the world of landscape painting in the Indian context. From the influences on landscape painting to its evolution into its contemporary form, the speakers delved deep into a number of sub-topics to offer a range of perspectives.

venue:    Nazrul Tirtha
17th to 25th December, 2022.

Mr. Suresh Jayaram (Artist, art historian, arts administrator, writer, curator and founder-director of Visual Art Collective/1.Shanthiroad Studio). 

Medium: Any and All (except Photographs and Digital Artworks)

Deadline for submissions: 20th November, 2022

Selected artists would be notified through email by 25th November, 2022 

Artists would be required to submit their physical artworks at KCC by  5th December, 2022.

Submission fee (non-refundable): INR 500 for each submission (includes 3 artworks)

•A maximum of 3 artworks can be submitted. For the purpose of this open call, 1 piece of art will be considered as 1 submission. For example, in case of sculpture, a 3-piece sculpture will be considered as 3 separate submissions. Similarly, in case of paintings, an artwork consisting of 3 frames will be considered as 3 separate artworks.

•You are expected to name a price for your artwork(s) from the given price brackets: 5000, 10000, 15000 and 20000. No 2 artworks can be in the same price bracket. There will be no negotiations regarding the price brackets.

•Submission fee(non-refundable): INR 500 for each submission (includes 3 artworks)

•Movement of artworks to and from KCC is the artist’s responsibility

•All artworks submitted must be framed by the artist in advance

•Maximum size of the framed artwork must not exceed 36 inches (Length and/or width)

•One or more of your artworks could be selected based on the curator's discretion

•The decision of the curator will be final and binding

•Selected artists would be notified through e-mail by 25th November, 2022

•Artists would be required to submit their physical artworks at KCC between  5th December, 2022

•Artists must take their artworks back from KCC after the exhibition within the given date (to be notified through email) or the artworks will be discarded

•Outstation candidates would have to bear the shipping charges of sending the artworks to KCC and taking them back after the exhibition

•Selected artists will receive certificates post completion of the exhibition

About the Curator:

Suresh Jayaram is an artist, art historian, arts administrator and curator from Bangalore. He is the Founder-Director of Visual Art Collective/1.Shanthiroad Studio — an international artist’s residency and alternative art space in Bangalore, India. He taught Art History at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, the College of Fine Arts in Bangalore and later went on to become the Dean from 2005-2007. He was the principal of the College of Fine Arts, a part of the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath located in Bengaluru. He is currently involved in art practice, urban mapping, archiving, curation and arts education. His keen interest in environmental and urban developmental issues influences his work. Bangalore’s Lalbagh: A Chronicle of The Garden And The City - a chronicle and anecdotal narrative of the city and its oldest garden, is his latest publication.