Tucked away in the heart of Gurgaon is the millennium city’s best-kept secret — Art’est — an Art Abode – a gallery and Centre for Art, in celebration of aesthetics in life.
A unique art hub set up in 2015, it is the culmination of a lifelong dream by artist and educationist Nandini Ghosh and multidisciplinary visual artist Neeraj Mittra. The Centre has been envisioned as a platform for contemporary art, a forum for young curators, and a place for artists to interact with connoisseurs and showcase their talent. A non-profit venture, the Centre’s various activities and programs provide, on the one hand, a physical and intellectual space for artists to grow together and a platform for like-minded people to engage in critical appreciation of Indian contemporary and modern art, on the other.
The gallery encourages and promotes the study and research of the creative arts such as painting, sculpture, graphics, video arts, printmaking, etc. It also fosters and facilitates cultural exchanges within and outside the city through art exhibitions and workshops. In an effort to enliven the quality and potential of contemporary art, Mittra and Ghosh aim to nurture and promote young, deserving artists.
Bridging the gap between artist and audience, the gallery will play host to a series of talks and lectures accompanying the exhibitions. To sensitize audiences about the concept of art transcending its aesthetic nature and becoming a dynamic part of culture itself, the artists will be encouraged to actively interact with audiences through discussions and debates. Furthermore, future programs will also include, apart from exhibitions and workshops, residencies, talks, site-specific projects, and special weekend classes.
Above all, the gallery will connect people from all walks of life, for, after all, the world is an infinitely more beautiful place when there is someone around to appreciate its worth.
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