Odisha to host Triennial of International Art in December

New Delhi: Good news for art lovers as the country’s first private sector art triennial will be held in Odisha where artists from national and international circuit will converge.

The 40-day event named as the Odisha Triennial of International Art (OTIA) will be held in Bhubaneshwar, Puri and Konark.

The Artists Network for Promoting Indian Culture (ANPIC), headed by its Managing Trustee Sashanka Mohapatra, is organising the triennial event.

Art historian Johny ML will be the curatorial director of the triennial whereas artist and educationist Rajendra Patil will be the mentor-director and Kshitish Das will be the event coordinator.

“OTIA will be an international platform where global artists will be able to showcase their works along with those from India and Odisha in particular,” said Mohapatra.

The slogan of the triennial is ‘Conceive-Contemplate-Communicate.’

The event has been categorised into seven sections – ‘When East met West’, ‘It’s Indian, by the way’, ‘Turning the Wheel’, ‘Gods of the Earth’, ‘Sapiens’, ‘In This Great Future’ and ‘Along the Way.’

There will also be a series of seminars involving experts and scholars from the fields of movies, theatre, art, music, performance and new media art.

“Odisha is well equipped to receive great personalities of Indian as well as international art. OTIA will also give a boost to the tourism and cultural infrastructure development of the state,” said Lok Sabha member from the state Pinaki Misra, who is also an advisor to ANPIC.

Top artists like Jatin Das, Sudhir Patwardhan, Prabhakar Kolte, KS Radhakrishnan, Ravinder Reddy, Jogen Chowdhury and Laxma Gowd are expected to be a part of the event.

(With agency inputs)