The art@telangana book released at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York

The art@telangana book released at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York

New York, November 9, 2015. The art@telangana book was released at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York by the Consul General of India in New York, Dnyaneshwar Mulay. The event was attended by a large number of art gallery owners, art critics and art lovers.

The book, art@telangana, which had been published in October 2014, was initially launched in Hyderabad, India, during the World Metropolis Congress, then at the India Art Fair 2015 in New Delhi and the India Festival 2015 in Tokyo. The year-long promotion of the book had its finale at the Rubin Museum of Art.

The Consul General, Dnyaneswar Mulay, said, “many people think of India as monolithic. This work illustrates the diversity within India and highlights the tremendous contribution of Telangana artists.”

B.V.Papa Rao, one of the Trustees of the art@telangana Trust explained that the Trust is the instrument to bring in private funding and private participation for the promotion of art from Telangana. He gave an example of how a private initiative of people led to the formation of the Rubin Museum of Art, where the event was held. He said, “ it is my hope that such examples will encourage more private initiatives to promote Indian Art.”

Deepanjana Klein, the International Head of the Department for South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art at Christie’s, said the book made a tremendous contribution. “Telangana artists have a rich and long history. With this book, we get a feel for the depth and breadth of art from the region. As scholars, we see this compilation as invaluable,”  she commented.

Rasika Reddy, a prominent  artist from Telangana and a member of the board of the Rubin Museum of Art, said, “the book is a monumental achievement that does a fantastic job of highlighting important art and artists from Telangana.”

B.Narsing Rao, the chief editor of the book, explained the mammoth effort involved in producing the book, which features 152 artists. He also introduced the content author, Anand Gadapa, who was present at the event, as well as the photographer, Sharath Reddy—both of whom were instrumental in producing the book.

Eminent Artist, Laxman Aelay thanked the sponsors of the event  Ravi Reddy,  Rasika Reddy, Vikram Akula, and Prashanth and Shabri Mitta. He encouraged other individuals to undertake similar initiatives in promoting artists and art of Telangana.

ABOUT Art@Telangana Trust http://www.artattelangana.org

Art@Telangana is a not-for-profit Trust whose mission is to promote art and artists from the Telangana region.  The Trust organizes art workshops, camps, exhibitions, and publications.

ABOUT The Rubin Museum of Art http://rubinmuseum.org

The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts and cultural hub in NYC’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood that inspires visitors to make connections between contemporary life and the art and ideas of the Himalayas, India, and neighboring regions. With a diverse array of thought-provoking exhibitions and programs—including films, concerts, and on-stage conversations—the Rubin provides immersive experiences that encourage personal discoveries and spark new ways of seeing the world. Emphasizing cross-cultural connections, the Rubin is a space to contemplate ideas that extend across history and span human cultures.

For more information, please email shabri_mitta@yahoo.com or call 518.542.4230.

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