Bhubaneswar: For the first time, over 80 eminent Odia artists from across the world are exhibiting their artworks in the Interlude to the Bhubaneswar International Art Fair 2018, here at Rashtriya Lalit Kala Akademi.


The art exhibition organized by Delhi-based Art Fair Megazine, was inaugurated by London based eminent artist Prafulla Mohanti. Well known sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra and Bhubaneswar MP Prasanna Patsani also graced the inaugural ceremony.

The exhibition is the brainchild of chairman  Surya Rath, and has been curated by curatorial and academic director  Rajashree Biswal with contributions from art director of the event Birendra Pani.

The art works presented in various mediums comprises paintings, print making, photography, sculpture, installations, video based art works, etc. The modern section holds a special display by London based veteran artist Prafulla Mohanti on abstract concepts like Bindu, Shunya, Shanti and other concepts derived from Hindu philosophy and from his life experience as an Odia.

The exhibition also features art works from eminent artists like Muralidhar Tali, Jatin Das, Durga Prasad Das,  Dinanath Pathy, Bipracharan Mohanty, Rabi Narayan Rath, Birendra Pani, Pratul Dash, Dr. J. P. Das, Ramahari Jena, Tarakanta Parida, and many young and talented artists like Pratap Jena, Pinaki R. Mohanty, Daina Mohapatra, Sangram Rout, Biswaranjan Kar, Satyabhama Majhi, Biswajita Moharana, Helen Brahma, Nityananda Oja, Kanta Kishore Moharana and Mayadhar Sahu.

The 5 day event will see discussion sessions with eminent artists on topics like art, literature, architecture, performance, and film.

Bhubaneswar (North) legislator Priyadarshi Mishra, Bhubaneswar mayor Ananta Narayan Jena.  administrator of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, Krishna Shetty, editor of The Samaja Bampada Tripathy and Bubaneswar Income Tax Commissioner Sarat Dash were also present.