‘Abode of Clouds’ an ongoing exhibition at the Indian International Centre (IIC) in New Delhi displays the essence and spirit of Meghalaya on canvas by international artists.
The scenic beauty of Meghalaya’s Cherrapunjee has inspired 12 international artists to create unique representations of the region and heritage.
On display are the works by participants of Artists’ Point International Arts Residency Programme held in Meghalaya in the year 2016, which was aimed to introduce a dialogue between diverse cultures and their art forms.
The exhibition showcases work by Jana Bednarova and Juliana Mrvova (both from Slovakia), Juhidevi Bhanjdeo (India), Dominik Bouma, Eliska Failova, Barbora Chlastakova, Katerina Pekna, Jan Prazan and Michaela Vrbkova (all from Czech Republic), Zsofia Hajdu (Hungary), Moinuddin Moni (Bangladesh), and Gabriela Valls Schorr (Spain).
In the past two years, professional artists from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, France, Bangladesh and India have explored the diversity of Indian culture, exchanging creative ideas with locals and art enthusiasts.
Local school children from the areas around the East Khasi hills also took part in the workshops conducted by international artists, and even won accolades.
The residency, organised jointly by the Slovak Embassy and Meghalaya’s Art and Culture Department, was supported by Picasso Pupils, an international artists’ community.