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Two Indian Artists participating in “Rothko 2022”; Series of Mithila Art exhibitions ongoing in the US

Two Indian Artists participating in Painting Symposium celebrating Rothko’s birth anniversary


The Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre in Latvia celebrates September as \’The Rothko Month\’. The artist\’s birthday is commemorated annually in his city of birth and early upbringing, through an international symposium that draws painters and Rothko fans from all over the world. The Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre is holding the 18th International Mark Rothko Painting Symposium 2022 from September 2 to September 16. This year, the jury chose Paul Lozano (Mexico), Siddharth Pathak (India), Biljana Milenkovic (Serbia), Lihi Turjeman (Israel), Amit Kalla (India), Agata Żychlińska (Poland), Agata Magdalena Sulikowska (Poland), André Rigatti (Brasil), Mika Vesalahti (Finland), Aleksejs Naumovs (Latvia) and Bence Kala (Hungary). All of these artists continue to expand on Mark Rothko\’s ideas via their own artistic lenses. For more information, read The Baltic Times.

Series of Mithila exhibitions in Virginia, showcasing the art form through different lenses


Shalinie Kumari\’s “Weeping Mother Earth Prays to the Sun God to Spare the Earth” is part of a new exhibition in the Floyd Center for the Arts, Virginia. It is one among many artworks displayed by artists from the Mithila region. The show is called \’Mithila Medley: Contemporary Art from the Ancient Cultures of North India\’. The group exhibition is open till December 3rd. The artists include Naresh Paswan, whose richly detailed works were purchased by the Firestone Library at Princeton University and the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. A series of such exhibitions focused on Mithila art are scheduled in Virginia this year. These include the first solo show by emerging Dalit artist Naresh Paswan, shown at Miller-Off-Main Street Gallery in Blacksburg through Oct. 14; “Martine Le Coz: A French Homage to the Ancient Myths & Contemporary Artists of Mithila,” at Radford University’s Tyler Gallery from Sept. 14, and “Raja Salhesh’s Garden: Contemporary Dalit Arts & Ancient Myths of Mithila” at Radford University’s Covington Gallery from Oct. 13 onward. These art exhibitions and upcoming dialogues with Mithila artists indicate fresh approaches towards the art of the region, welcomed by Southwest Virginia\’s open arms. Read in detail on The Roanoke Times.

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