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A holistic celebration of art, the NEWS Art 24 Festival is the first of its kind celebration that brings to together some of the biggest names in art. Curated by Telangana artist duo Laxman Aelay and Bolgum Nagesh Goud, along with the founder of India Fine Arts, Mumbai, Manvinder Daver, it aims to showcase some of the best artistic practices from the country with Hyderabad as its host city.

Manvinder shares, “This is an endeavor to ensure that artists from the country come together. NEWS stands for North, East, West and South – we have artists across disciplines and ages and it is a true celebration of art. Hyderabad is technically a young market for art where there is a lot of potential to grow and learn. This is our attempt at creating a platform where artists can collaborate with others.”  

With senior and eminent contemporary artists from all over India such as Anjolie Ela Menon, Prabhakar Kolte, Palaniappan, V Ramesh, Seema Kohli amongst others attending the art camp to be held at State Art Gallery, it will be a great opportunity for art enthusiasts to witness these legends working live and interacting with them. 

Camps on folk art, new media etc., curated by art historian Anand Gadapa and artist Nirmala Biluka will be held. Laxman adds “It promises to be one of the biggest festivals of its kind in Hyderabad, giving an opportunity for art connoisseurs and collectors to witness some of the stalwarts in the field. The aim is to ensure that Hyderabadis are exposed to India’s best art.” 

The show will also include programs such as live onsite workshops, art talks, panel discussions, folk art display, music concerts, performances and film screenings. The State Art Gallery is the venue for the event and the entire campus including the nine galleries are booked for the festival, aiming to make it a true celebration of art. 

The camps and workshops will be held from February 12 to 17 and the exhibition and other events will be held from February 17 to March 7 at the State Art Gallery.

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