Keekli Bureau, 2nd Nov, 2020, New Delhi

“IGNITE-from within the confines” – is a collaboration of 8 artists and 8 poets carefully curated by visual artist-art blogger, Deepa Gopal, currently residing in Dubai who is from Kerala, India. The exhibition brings together art and poetry from different parts of the world in the form of videos with introductions, art, poem recitals and texts through blog, Instagram, YouTube and personal social media handles.

The artists include Ahlam Abbas (Beirut, Lebanon), Anindita Chakraborty (Hyderabad, India), Deepa Gopal (currently in Dubai, from Kerala), Devan Madangarly (Kerala, India), German Fernandez (currently in Dubai, from Peru), Lauren Rudolph (New York, USA), Liz Ramos-Prado (currently in London, from Peru) and Yamini Mohan (currently in Dubai, from Kerala).

The poets include Ardra Manasi (currently in Manhattan, USA, from Kerala), Ellora Mishra (currently in Hague, from Bhuvaneshwar), Gitanjali Kolanad (Toronto, Canada), Joseph Schreiber (Calgary, Canada), Mini S Menon (Kerala, India), Namratha Varadharajan (Bangalore, India), Radha Gomaty (Kerala, India), Sonia Dogra (Delhi, India).

Each poet is paired with an artist and it’s amusing to see how it ignited new amalgamations, conversations and creative symphonies.

The exhibition focuses on the creativity borne out of this pandemic, our reactions and responses to the current state we are in – restricted, isolated and confined. It is but natural to feel desperate and listless. It could unravel a range of emotions – it could spark a happy thought, mostly dark and then there’s the in-between. It’s a “conversation” of the creatives trying to overcome, find joy, forget, annihilate, reveal and/or excel at their current life and state of matters that they are surrounded by in their daily life. All the same, “Ignite” essentially instills hope. What better time to Ignite than this when we are surrounded by many woes being confined within because of a pandemic unlike anything we have ever seen.

There are diverse and unique voices you can hear in “IGNITE-from within the confines.“

The exhibition will be live from Nov 4-12 and can be supported by liking, sharing and subscribing to the following links:

Official blog: https://ignitefromwithintheconfines.blogspot.com/

Official Instagram: @ignite.fwtc.2020

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClJQhklsmPqHkaU6FmMmhEA?view_as=subscriber

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