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Shrishti Art Gallery

Shrishti Art Gallery is one of the oldest galleries in Hyderabad. It showcases varied forms of
contemporary art by established as well as emerging artists. More than two hundred exhibitions have been mounted at Shrishti since 2002.  At HLF 2018, Shrishti is exhibiting artworks by artists from Hyderabad.
These include paintings that give a glimpse of Telangana landforms, iconography of people, festivals, and
the old city of Hyderabad, and sculptures and installation dealing with themes of contemporary relevance-such as recycling materials, social inclusivity and so on.

Collaborations with ARTPORT_making waves

 ARTPORT_GOOD FOOD India is an international interdisciplinary incubator program bringing together multi-layered projects exploring the centrality of food to human existence and reflecting on an artist’s role in envisioning sustainable cultures. The program has been developed with a view to driving meaningful responses and actions towards sustainable living, through an exhibition, panel discussion, workshops and artist interventions. The Hyderabad Literary Festival, with its investment in evolving social and cultural interactions, is a significant platform for cultural practitioners, educators and others working for a better environment to join hands and collaboratively develop research, tools, and spaces that can incubate ideas of change.

 Exhibition, screening & interactive performance “ARTPORT_GOOD FOOD” – curated by Lina Vincent Sunish, Associate Curator ARTPORT_making waves

Date – 26, 27 and 28.01.2017, through the day

ARTISTS: Madhu Reddy, Kalpit Gaonkar, Antara Mukherjee, Rajyashri Goody, Swathi & Vijay

CURATED VIDEO SCREENING: ARTISTS: Bhavani G S, Venugopal V G, Anjana Kothamachu, Danushka Marasinghe, Umesh Balavaradaraju, Swathi & Vijay, Rajyashri Goody

PERFORMANCE: Katarina Rasic “The Inside Story”

The compilation of work touches upon various aspects of food, its centrality in human existence and the impact of its production and consumption on contemporary times. The artists dig deep into personal and cultural contexts offering varied experiences of food, its memory and history, its political and social implications and impact on everyday life of the planet.

Photo Credit:Swathi and Vijay

 Mahatma Gandhi Digital Museum Store

The aim of this unique digital mobile museum store is to offer a range of Gandhi- inspired merchandise to promote the spirit of Ahimsa. The store has over 100 souvenirs—apparel, books, bags, desktop accessories, figurines, personal accessories, timepieces, and writing instruments. The entire income generated by the sale of souvenirs is committed to support the Mahatma Gandhi Digital Museum,
Bapughat, Langar Houz, Hyderabad.
This first of its kind store was inaugurated by Ela Gandhi, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, a peace activist, and a former member of Parliament, South Africa and Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary (IT, I&C), Government of Telangana. The Digital Museum Store is created by Visual Quest India Pvt. Ltd, a Hyderabad-based design and technology firm headed by Birad Rajaram Yajnik, in partnership with “Eternal Gandhi” – a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the Aditya Birla Group.

Indian Mouth and Foot Painting Artists

Art Exhibition & Live Demo by foot artist
Bandenawaz Badshah Nadaf


I often wonder if a photograph is not like plucking something from a subject. What the picture gathers in
course of time when we visit and revisit it is something else ….. like an indelible shade, the quality we seek in a
friend or a partner! I try to play something meaningful on this double helix.
By Sumanaspati

Nail Art 

 “Exhibition and live demo by Raghavender Rao, Gudimalla who paints     with his nails”.

“Contours of Women’s Experiences in Telangana Paintings”

The exhibition showcases the works of 20 Telangana women artists. The vibrant and colourful paintings represent the cultural complexities of the lives of women, their individual experiences as well as their collective identity. They deal with a range of subjects—the Gondwana landscape, festivals, jataras, rituals, textiles, mindscapes, architecture and so on. The richness of these works—their assured execution and their fine balance between creative expression and technical skill—reflects the evolution of art in this region with the support of the rulers of the erstwhile Hyderabad State as well as the samsthanams. The exhibition celebrates the legacy of pioneering women artists like Kamalesh, Freny Behmenshah, Farukh Rifaquat, Urmila Shah, Siddiqua Bilgrami, Kamala Mittal, Urmila Shah, Dasarat Mathur, Usha Shankar, Malathi Varadarajan, and Fatima Ahmed. Curated by ‘Mukta – Telangana Women’s Collective’, a study and research group, the exhibition is an attempt to assert the rightful place of women in the history of art in Telangana.

Participating artists:

Afza Tamkanat, Amila Reddy, Anjani Reddy, Balamani M, Bhargavi,Gouri Vemula,Karuna Sukka, Kavitha Deuskar, Kranti Chintakunta, L Saraswati, Lakshmi Reddy, Nagamani,Nandini Goud, Nirmala Biluka,Padma Reddy,Preeti Samyukta,Priyanka Aelay,Rama Devi Nakashi,Shakunlatha Gond,Vimala Maroju

Gauri Lankesh’s Urgent Saaru
Pushpamala, N
In this performance, a personal tribute to Gauri Lankesh, Pushpamala, dressed as the popular representation of Mother India, will cook one of Gauri Lankesh’s recipes in a ritualistic way, making it something like a Mass.

Urgent Saaru—Gauri Lankesh
Grind together:
8 chopped tomatoes
1 loose cup grated coconut
2 tsps garam masala
2 tsps red chilli powder
½ inch ball of tamarind
2 chopped onions
7-8 pods of garlic
Fry some mustard seeds, jeera and curry leaves and add ground ingredients to it. Boil till it stops smelling raw with 1 tsp salt.