Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal inaugurated ‘Rangsutra’ A Contemporary Art Exhibition at National Crafts Museum, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 15th October, 2022.
Ved Nayar, Jatin Das, Naresh Kapuria, Asit Kumar Patnaik, Gopal Namjoshi, Shampa Sircar Das, K. K. Gandhi, Nibedita Pattnaik, Ramchandra Pokale, Pradosh Swain, Niren Sengupta, Gogi Saroj Pal, Tapan Dash, Farhad Hussain, Nupur Kundu, Kumar Vikas Saxena, Shubhra Chand, Suvajit Samanta, Lipishree Nayak, Anup Kumar Chand and Archana Singh along with other artists of the country are displaying 40 paintings and 4 Sculptures of different styles.
The Hon’ble Minister in his address said that it’s a moment of pride that the artists of this class decided to display their paintings for public viewing in this museum. The National Crafts Museum is supported by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India to promote Indian Handicrafts and Handlooms. Although the traditional folk paintings of the country is on permanent display in the museum, thanks to Mrs. Archana Singh, Curator of this exhibition, who by dint of her hard persuasion brought these contemporary artists to this museum.
For the first time such a marvellous display of contemporary art has been done in this museum. The paintings are part of India’s rich culture and heritage.
Shri Shantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles and other senior officials of Govt. of India along with some renowned and eminent persons were also present during the inauguration. The exhibition will remain open for the public from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm till 30th October, 2022.