Every country has its own uniqueness, beauty and amazing facts. A lot can be said about India: it is considered the world’s second largest country with over 1.2 billion people, it is also home to the world’s largest gathering of humans, the Kumbh Mela Festival. Indians also love art, not only have they embraced the body form of art normally known as Henna but also sculpting, photography and painting among many others.
More ideas of art are coming up daily with the intention of exposing art to the public and in Bhubaneswar, India, the largest city in Odisha, a new public art trail has opened its inaugural edition. The art trail cuts through the city’s Old Town district and leads visitors through unexpected exhibition locales including school rooms, gardens, temple complexes and private residences.
The trail was co-curated by Jagannath Panda and Premjish Achari and will feature 24 artists from India and abroad. Being one of the “smart cities” in India, Bhubaneswar’s art community held workshops to actively discuss the role of art and the trail is one of the fruits to be seen from the discussion. The role of the art trail which was the thought behind the brains of Utsha Foundation for Contemporary Art is to go on a journey and experience art.
Some of the artists who will be showing their works include: Sibanand Bhol, Cecile Beou, Arunkumar H.G, Satyabhama Majhi, Surdashan Shetty and Smrutikant Rout among others.
The best part about the trail is that it will involve students and volunteers who will get to learn so much about contemporary art. The objective of the Bhubaneswar art trail is to take art to the public and help them understand how art is of importance in life.