Friday, January 30, 2009
BFA: B.K.College of Art and Crafts, Bhubaneswar-89
MFA: Delhi College of Art, New Delhi-92
Post Graduate: Slade School of Fine Art, London -95
Scholarship: Commonwealth -93
The installations in this Triennale which observed the norms of art and not flouted them, were those like the ones by the sculptor from Orissa, Adwaita Gadanayak, in a work titled Soul, a genuine piece where full justice would seem to have been done to a hallowed word. Here potent idea and the created image were finely, very precisely dovetailed, in order to build up a convincing metaphor…Keshab Mallik
Gandhi Musuem, New DelhiAmong the outdoor displays, a full-scale replica of Hriday Kunj, the residence of Mahatma Gandhi and his wife Kasturba in Satyagraha Ashram at Sabarmati where they lived from 1918 to 1930, the seated sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi, Adwaita Gadanayak's black marble stone of Mahatma Gandhi followed by some of the Marchers on the famous Salt March and the replica of famous Bose's woodcut 'Walk Alone' carving in cement are surely a feast for the eyes of visitors.
Adwaita Gadanayak is an alumni of BKCAC and he is working as President of the organization.
City Office : Plot-132 1st Floor,Forest park, Bhubaneswar-751009
Campus Office : B.K.College of Art and Crafts,Tapovana,KhandagiriBhubaneswar-751030 Web : http://www.alumnibkcac.org/
Ashok Art Gallery is proud to be a part of this Silver Jubilee Celebration
Bachelor of Fine Arts, B.K. College of Arts & Crafts, Bhubaneswar, India, 1995
M.F.A (Painting), College of Art, New Delhi, India, 1998Important scholarship :2004 UNIDEE in residency
Born: Burla, Sambalpur, Orissa
The Horror Show is an installation against violence. The viewer is invited to sit down at a table and browse through the images in a photo album. The photos are, however, not of the kind we are used to finding in somebody's home, but depict victims of massacres and wars. From hidden speakers in the room we can hear people crying and suffering. The sound was recorded on location in Nepal, but has been distorted with the help of Peter Verwimp in order not to belong to one particular place, but to be universal. These issues are not only confined to Nepal, India or the Middle East, it's something that concerns all of us, everywhere. Next to the photo album, the viewer can find paper and pens and write down his/her opinions on the matter. Pratul will later send these letters to the UN.Pratul has also worked on a proposal for the design of Illy Cafe coffee cups and plates. The cups and plates are decorated with photos of the thumbs of people from different classes of society, of different colours, religions, professions, and so on. The cup of coffee therefore becomes a meeting-place where social aspects are no longer relevant and Pratul hopes it will help to bridge the gaps between people.
Pratul Dash is one of alumni BKCAC and working as Executive Member of the Organization
Jagannath Panda, Bhubaneswar 2008
Today the field of art has become so vast that medium is no longer a barrier for an artist. Now art is not limited to conventional art and craft. Contemporary artists are versatile. They are adept at every type of art including canvas painting, video art (narrative and non-narrative) and sculpture (stone, wood, fibre, glass, etc).But as far as opportunities for artists are concerned, the scenario is bleak in Orissa.
The government is least bothered about art students' future so talented artists cannot go abroad for higher studies. If you're a traditional artist, somehow you'll survive here but if you're a modern artist you won't. Serious practice of art is missing here which forces good artists to migrate to other cities.Like, after completing graduation from BK College of Art here in 1991, I studied post-graduation in fine arts in MS University, Baroda. Then I moved to Delhi in 1995 and started practicing as an artist. Then again I went to London in 2002 to pursue MA in Royal College of Art by achieving INLAKS foundation scholarship. After returning from UK, I set up my own studio in Gurgaon. Had such facilities been here I would have preferred to stay in Orissa. My dream is to develop Bhubaneswar as a global hub for artists where international-level artists would come and interact with local artists. When it comes to contemporary art and new research in the field, we need an up-to-date centre having a library and facilities for holding workshops and events here. Now I am trying to develop a state of the art studio in Bhubaneswar and hopefully it'll come up within next few years.
'Gandhi's ideas have always influenced my work. His phylosophy always gives me the opportunity to create works for society, I thought I would explore Gandhi's physicality and philosophy against contemporary, urban structures by juxtaposing Gandhian idealism or optimism with darker reality,' Jagannath Panda said.New Delhi has become a kind of place for artists from across the country and to work here is not only a challenge but also a privilege. Art is a very important segment. Artists contribute considerably for development of the aesthetic culture of a state. History says, governments or connoisseurs of art did always patronage artists.Times are changing, so also the mindset of people as well as government towards art. A case in point is beautification of Bhubaneswar. It shows the positive attitude of the government which has started giving priority to art and heritage. But we need to deal with such things delicately. Some serious intellectuals, architects, designers and artists should have been involved it, to make it a planned and better way like Bindusagar.But job opportunities for artists are very poor in Orissa. Small jobs like screen painting, design units and part-time jobs are only available. In the last quarter of 80's art teachers' posts were abolished. Lectureship is deemed to be the best job in our field but new colleges are not being set up and posts are not created, neither vacancies are filled up. Even if foreigners are visiting regularly Orissa only through this beautiful city Bhubaneswar and in the name of beautification people are just giving it a more and more ugly look, our city will say all about us, if a visitor comes from outside. That so we guys who are passed out from B.K.College have formed an oranigation named AlumniBKCAC. We all has a dream to bring our college, city and state in national and global platform regularly.We are planed out some initial projects , one can find by browsing alumnibkcac.org.
There are six to seven art colleges in Orissa, out of which only two are government. There is not a single art university here, I will never admit this culture university as an university. I have abashed when visited it recently, nothing is there to claim as an university. Existing colleges need to be upgraded, global model should be adopted in art education. Facilities, infrastructure should be upgraded in art institutions. Time to time evaluation should be done to improve curriculum. Aesthetic art, architecture, design and craft should be properly presented. Serious institutions should be there to promote local art and craft. Local aesthetics, local culture should be taught to students at school-level. School students should be imbibed these things.The government should give a serious look into this in view of the fact that demand is rising in the field and more students are opting for art as a career.
Jagannath Panda is an alumni of BKCAC and he is working as
Vice President in organization.
Present Address : Plot-132 1st Floor,Forest park, Bhubaneswar-751009
Campus Office : B.K.College of Art and Crafts,Tapovana,Khandagiri,Bhubaneswar-751030
1.Shri Adwaita Gadanayak
B-404, Vidyut Apartment81, I.P. ExtentionNew Delhi-92
2.Shri Jagannath Panda
C-30, G/F, Sun city, Sector-54, Gurugaon, Haryana
3.Shri Subrat Ku. Mullik
Lecturer, B.K. College of Art & Crafts, Bhubaneswar-751030
4.Shri Anjan Ku. Sahoo
Village- SampurPlot No.7449/1388Near S.O.S. VillageGhatikia, Bhubaneswar.
5.Shri Tarakanta Parida
132, Forest Park, Bhuibaneswar
6.Shri Anup Chand
Flat No.301, Plot No.221, Gyankhanda-I, Indrapuram, Gaziabad, U.P.
7.Shri Pradosh Mishra
L-4, Warden’s QuarterJodhpur ColonyBHU, Varanasi,U.P.
8.Shri Ashok Nayak
I-24(A), Subhash Chowk, Laxmi NagarDelhi-110 092.
9.Shri Prabir Dalai
Lecturer, Dhauli College of Art & Crafts, Near Dhauli Santi StupaBhubaneswar-751002
10.Shri Pratap Jena
Qrs. No.8, Type-II, 2nd P & T Colony, Vanivihar, Bhubaneswar.
11.Shri Pratul Dash
S.F.-4, Siddhi Vinayak Apartment, Abhayakhanda-III, Indrapuram, Gaziabad, U.P.
12.Shri Nigamananda SwainInstructor, Government College of Art & Crafts, Khallikote, Ganjam
13.Shri M. Sovan Kumar
1113, Basista Nagar, Old Town, Bhubaneswar
14.Shri Sangram Kr. Moharana
At-Mahura, P.O.-Retanga, Dist. Khurda
15.Mrs. Kabita Mohanty
SCR-10, Chandrasekharpur, Bhubaneswar.
16.Shri Jyoti Panigrahi71, Ist Floor, Vigyanlok, Delhi-110 092
17.Shri Sudhansu Sutar
J-2/46, DLF Phase-II, Gurugaon, Haryana-2
18Shri Dillip Ku. Tripathy
Lalit Kala AkademiRabindra BhavanNew Delhi-110 001.
Central School,SalwaKharagpur, West Bengal