14, Feb 2023
Oasis of art & culture at Bikaner House
New Delhi, 14 February 2023.
Bikaner House in collaboration with India Art Fair 2023 as a parallel venue partner positioned Bikaner House as a premier art & culture destination dedicated to stimulating interest towards the preservation of heritage and promotion of Art & culture. As a unique initiative, this partnership created a synergy between the events organized by IAF 2023 and Bikaner House.
Speaking about Bikaner house, the venue partner of India Art Fair 2023, Smt. Shubhra Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, and Chief Resident Commissioner, of Bikaner House, commented, “With the inspiration of Chief Minister Mr. Ashok Gehlot, Bikaner House is being developed as a hub of art, heritage, and culture, so we have collaborated with IAF 2023 to connect the bikaner house with Art and Culture world. She said that On the third day of the ‘Bikaner House Dialogues’ series, the discussion focused on Raja Ravi Varma’s skill as an artist, the life and times of India’s master artist, and preserving the legacy of a visionary who democratized art.
The session was moderated by Archana Shenoy and the speakers included Rupika Chawla, well-known author, conservator, and restorer, along with historian and author Manu S. Pillai and Gitanjali Maini, Managing Trustee & CEO, Raja Ravi Varma Heritage Foundation.
The speakers focused on the artist’s work and threw new light on some relevant facts and new paintings that were discovered by the Foundation during the course of its research.
On the concluding day of the ‘Bikaner House Dialogues’ series, the topic was ‘Reimagining Heritage in the context of Cultural Diplomacy’. The session was moderated by Mr. Dhiraj Srivastava, Resident Commissioner, Bikaner House. The speakers included H.E Andre Aranha Correa Do Lago, Ambassador of Brazil, H.E Muhamed Cengic, Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Mateja Vodeb Ghosh, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia.
The Dialogue series also included an exclusive photography exhibition titled ‘14 COUPLETS- We’re not separate races. Overall, the Bikaner House event was well attended by a new generation of art lovers leading to a phenomenal response ending on a successful note.