The 43rd edition of the Khajuraho Dance Festival in the historic city takes place from February 20 to February 26, 2017. Organised by the Department of Culture of Madhya Pradesh, the week-long festival from February 20 will be held against the backdrop of the Khajuraho temples in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India.
“The festival will also have programmes like Art Mart, Naipathya, International Film Festival to create a package for the audience. They are not only enjoying the musical extravaganza, but also educating themselves through discussions,” Rahul Rastogi said. Rahul Rastogi is the Assistant Director at Ustad Allaudin Khan Academy, Bhopal. It will also host Kala Varta, which will include discussions on current scenario or art and art market. It will also have poetry, films, paintings, performing arts among other forms of art.
“Art Mart is an international art exhibition targeted to the youth. Many other workshops are available to showcase our culture and cultural practices,” he added.
The international art exhibition, Art Mart 2017, include different paintings, sculptures, graphics and photographs.
Besides India, 22 countries, including Bangladesh, Canada, Bahrain, France, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Korea and Turkey, are participating.
The artists who representing Romania at Art Mart 2017 are: Brindusa Bontea and Irina Florescu from Bucharest, Stefan Balog from Aiud.
Brindusa Bontea and Irina Florescu are members in Romanian Fine Arts Union(RO: Uniunea Artiștilor Plastici din România).
The art director of Art Mart 2017 is Asit Kumar Patnaik, painter.
Author: Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu, Senior Editor at Culture at the Intell News as well as at the newspaper Jurnalul Bucurestiului.
the 21st of February 2017