The Art@Telangana coffee table book is being released at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City at 6:30 pm on November 9th. The book features over 152 artists from the Telangana State of India. Speakers include Deepanjana Klein, the International Head of the Department for South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art at Christie’s; Dnyaneshwar Mulay, Consul General of India; BV Papa Rao, former Home Secretary of Assam (India) and Founding Trustee of Art@Telangana; and Rasika Reddy, artist and Trustee of the Rubin Museum of Art.
Complimentary copies of the book will be available and there will be a selection of Telangana art on display. Telangana art reflects the rich multicultural background of the region, having been part of the Muslim Nizam-ruled State of Hyderabad before being merged into post-colonial independent India. The Art@Telangana Trust collated information about a wide range of artists, both established and new. The content writer of the book, Anand Gadapa, and one of the artists, Laxman Aelay, will also be in attendance.
The book was originally released in the city of Hyderabad, as a capstone event of a weeklong workshop in which 50 Telangana artists painted and donated their paintings to the Trust. There was a similar workshop in Tokyo involving Japanese and Telangana artists, prior to the release of the book in Tokyo. The NYC event is hosted by Vikram Akula, Ravi Reddy, Rasika Reddy, and Prashant Mitta.
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.
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.
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