AIAF to open with Vyom Mehta’s installation and Gavin Parry’s photographic works

Ahmedabad International Arts Festival (AIAF) begins on Thursday with a public art project by Vyom Mehta, a graduate from Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) Vadodara. “This is spirit of celebration in figurative form,” says artist Vyom Mehta.

Mehta who is engrossed in setting up the 20-ft tall installation of sculptors at the Sabarmati Riverfront says, “Using the city as a backdrop, I have created this figure to exhibit multiple movements and moods of city.”
A Performance of Jasma Odan by Dahya Bhai Bhavai Group will take place the same evening. To add to the preparations for the festival, senior photo artist Gavin Parry from Manchester is setting up his exhibition, Silent Dialogue, with local residents of the pols. Parry says, “I have arranged the photographs of the interiors of walled city that I captured during my second visit last April at Dhal ni Pol. The exhibition is a meeting point of people, pols and artist.”

Gavin Parry from Manchester is setting up his exhibition, Silent Dialogue, with residents of Dhal ni Pol Mehta who is engrossed in setting up the 20-ft tall installation of sculptors at the Sabarmati Riverfront

The write up appeared in Ahmedabad Mirror on Sept 25, 2013

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