Indian Aurora is an art exhibition devoted to contemporary Indian creation, made by Indians and India-inspired artists alike. The exhibit will feature five international artists, who share their Indian allegory through their artwork while simultaneously generating a new dialogue directly with the venue, its identity, and the activities that take place there.
The exhibit will be held from September 18th through October 31st, 2014 at Reid Hall, Columbia Global Centers | Europe, in the Montparnasse district of Paris’ 6th arrondissement. This will be the first time in Reid Hall's 50-year history that a fully curated art exhibition of this scope and magnitude will be shown at the Paris center. Curated by Caitlin Elizabeth Boucher, a former student at Reid Hall and now resident of Paris, the exhibition will present some 20 plus works by leading contemporary artists: Maggie Cardelús, Vagaram Choudhary, Réjane Lhote, Skall, and Sudeep Sen. Many of the artworks are site-specific, including several large-scale exterior installations which transform Reid Hall's private courtyards to an Indian oasis.
The opening vernissage will be held on Wednesday, September 17th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The exhibition will open in the context of Columbia Global Centers l Europe’s celebration of Indian Literature, Festival des Écrivains du Monde : Écrivains de l'Inde. The exhibition is open to the public, free of charge, Monday through Saturday 9am to 9pm, until Friday, October 31st, 2014.
“We are thrilled to extend our celebration of Indian literature to include a celebration of Indian and India inspired visual art. We're so grateful to all the artists who have so generously shared their work with us and for Caitlin's extraordinary curatorial vision to bring these extraordinary works to Reid Hall to coincide with the Festival des Écrivains du Monde : Écrivains de l'Inde.”Caro Llewellyn, Festival director