The concept of space is an open-ended one. From the tangible and measurable to the intangible and abstract, space is something that can be experienced at multiple levels viz. physical, intellectual, and spiritual. Exploring the concept of space, on 28th December 2018, a vernissage of the exhibition “Types of spaces” was organised at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath Museum, the College of Fine Arts in Bangalore.
The exhibition presented the artworks of didacticians of the Faculty of Interior Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. The exhibition was honored with the patronage of the Polish Institute in New Delhi. It was attended by Dr. B.L. Shankar (President of Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath), Prof. M.J. Kamalakshi (General Secretary), Prof. K. S. Appajaiah (Assistant Secretary), Prof. Tejendra Baoni Singh (Principal of Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath College), Anna Krzemińska (Curator of the exhibition), who is also the coordinator of external cooperation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and faculty members, staff and students of the College of Fine Arts in Bangalore.
Anna Krzemińska (First from left), Chief Guest Marta Jakimowicz , Poland-born art critic, (Second from left), Prof M.J.Kamalakshi, General Secretary of Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath (Third from left) and Dr.B.L Shankar, President of Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath (Fourth from left) inaugurating the exhibition
The guest of honor was Marta Jakimowicz, art critic and curator of many exhibitions in Bangalore, Delhi and Bombay, author of books and articles on Indian art. The exhibition was a collection of the diversity of visions concerning ‘space’ – one of the most important aspects of didactics. The interdisciplinary presentation showcased a diverse spectrum of statements and perspectives from different fields of art like painting, drawing, sculpture, digital graphics, photography, and documentation of performative activities.
The exhibition marked the beginning of cooperation and exchange between these two institutions from India and Poland: Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath College of Fine Arts in Bangalore and Faculty of Interior Design at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.