VAMA: An exhibition of 37 women artists in Delhi

- January 25, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

An exhibition of paintings, drawings, graphics, photography ceramics and sculptures by contemporary artists

Sahitya Kala Parishad is thrilled to announce ‘VAMA,’ an art exhibition showcasing the creative brilliance of 37 women artists from Delhi.

The event is slated to occur at the AIFACS Gallery, situated at 1 Rafi Marg, New Delhi, spanning from January 27 to February 1, 2024. The exhibition will open to the public starting at 6 p.m. on January 27, 2024, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from January 28th to February 1st, 2024.

VAMA is set to be a vibrant celebration of diverse artistic expressions, featuring an impressive collection of paintings, drawings, graphics, photography, ceramics, and sculptures by contemporary women artists.

This exhibition aims to provide a platform for these talented individuals to share their unique perspectives, narratives, and artistic visions with the broader community.

This year the artist list includes Aarti Kashayap, Arti Malik, Alpna Mahajan, Anita Tanwar, Anjali Singh, Anju Kaushik, Avneet Chawla, Annu Gupta, Avani Bakaya, Bula Bhattacharya, Dipa Patowary, Divya Gupta, Gogi Sarojpal, Gulistaan, Gulbahar, Hemavathy Guha, Him Rajani Nagar, Indu Tripathi, Kanchan Chander, Kezia Khan, Madhu, Meena Deora, Neeti Joshi, Nitiksha Dawar, Nusrat Jahan, Preeti Singh, Priyanshu Chaurasia, Renu Jain, Saloni Tondak, Santosh Jain, Seema Mohaley, Shobha Baroota, Simmi Khanna, Sonam Chaprana, Tanya Rana, Timsi Gupta, and Vandana.

Attendees will get to witness many creative artworks. Some of the artwork includes Gulbahar’s printed photographs. In her piece “Shades of Urban Life”, Gulbahar skillfully merges a printed photograph with fabric, portraying the human form and highlighting daily urban existence.

Her artwork strives to encapsulate the dynamics, gestures, emotions, and expressions of individuals. Vandana Kumari will be presenting two of her paintings. The first one ‘Empowering the Girl Child’ depicts the girl child’s perspective, this artwork portrays societal challenges and pressures that shape their lives prematurely, turning them into commodities. It advocates for the lifelong liberation of women globally.

The second painting ‘Immersed in Fantasy’ addressing persistent social issues rooted in generational patriarchy and societal expectations, this piece sheds light on various forms of inequality impacting women’s lives. It specifically explores issues like rape, abuse, harassment, and the enduring psychological traumas they cause. Alpna Mahajan’s sculptures embody daily activities, encouraging individuals to cultivate positive thoughts, suppress negativity, and intertwine these elements for a cohesive impact. The human forms within the artwork reflect a connection with their surroundings, displaying realistic characteristics.

Saurabh Bharadwaj, Minister of Art and Culture, Government of the NCT, Delhi, will be present as a chief guest at the VAMA inaugural event. His participation underscores the government’s commitment to promoting and recognising the significant contributions of women artists in the cultural landscape of Delhi.

Talking about the event, he said, “This is an excellent platform for amplifying the voices of women artists in Delhi. Through this showcase, we aim to bring attention to the hidden talents that have long graced our city, fostering a space where their artistry can shine brightly.”

Adding to this, Monica Priyadarshini, Secretary, Sahitya Kala Parishad, said, “We are delighted to present VAMA, an annual tribute to the incredible talent and creativity of women artists in Delhi. This exhibition is a testament to the diversity and richness of artistic expression within our community. We extend a warm invitation to art enthusiasts, collectors, and the general public to join us in celebrating the remarkable contributions of these women artists.”

VAMA promises to be an immersive experience, inviting attendees to explore the varied perspectives and artistic voices of the featured women artists.

When: January 27, 2024 to February 1, 2024

Where: AIFACS Gallery 1 Rafi Marg, New Delhi