The World Is One Family
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam
April 28, 2019

Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The World Is One Family) is an exhibition curated by Pinakin Patel on contemporary art’s relationship to the environment.

All artists draw inspiration from their environment, either by correlating different life forms with their sustaining elements or by other means and bodily responses. Beyond earth, water, fire and air, there is ether or spirit. The same spirit that resides in the inert, murmurs within plants, dreams in animals and, is also present in man. This insight gives the artist the ultimate human freedom — the power to choose, respond, and change. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam brings art juxtaposed from across the world, illustrating the underlying unity in our diversity. The exhibition provides a simple affirmation and reverence for life that could provide an antidote for the current degenerative chaos in man and also in nature. Alongside the exhibition, Kolkata Centre for Creativity will host the inaugural edition of its Annual Conference, with contributions from leading thinkers, artists, writers, musicians, practitioners, curators and architects from India and around the world.

Conference 26–27 January 2019
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (The World Is One Family) Kolkata Centre for Creativity Annual Conference. The first edition of the Kolkata Centre for Creativity Annual Conference, programmed by Shwetal A. Patel, examines the notion of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam and a vision of holistic development and respect for all forms of life. The international conference explores this thought and its influence on creativity, and society more broadly, through symposia, discussions and presentations.

Participants include:
Anupam Sah: Conservator (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya)
Bandana Tewari: Writer & Sustainability Activist (Craft Diplomacy)
Bikram Ghose: Musician
Bose Krishnamachari: Artist (Kochi Biennale Foundation)
Dr. Deepika Sorabjee: Head Arts & Culture (Tata Trusts)
Hena Kapadia: Director (TARQ)
James Green: Director (David Zwirner)
Dr. Kalyan Chakravarty: Art Historian & Cultural Administrator
Mark Rappolt: Writer, curator and Editor-in-Chief (ArtReview/ArtReview Asia)
Mukhtiyar Ali: Musician
Parul Zaveri: Architect (Panika)
Prateek Raja: Director (Experimenter)
Dr. Rory Hyde: Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism (Victoria and Albert Museum)
Sheela Gowda: Artist
Shuvaprasanna Bhattacharya: Artist
Sneha Ragavan: Researcher (Asia Art Archive)
Swarup Dutta: Scenographer
Dr. Sook Kyung-Lee: Senior Curator, International Art (Tate Modern)
Sudarshan Shetty: Artist
Dr. V. Venu: CEO, Rebuild Kerala (Government of Kerala)


Artists


Chameleon
Yuvan Bothysathuvar

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Chameleon
Yuvan Bothysathuvar

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One point perspective (self)
Ganesh Selvaraj

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Eden 01
Baiju Parthan

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In Between
B Manjunath Kamath

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Black Block
Atul Dodiya

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Black Block
Atul Dodiya

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Reverse land 1
Sumedh Rajendran

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Gaze of distance
Sumedh Rajendran

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Crossing frozen clouds
Sumedh Rajendran

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Daana
Manisha Parekh

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No. 677
Rana Begum

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Chateau de sully
Bernard Buffet

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6 Rings
Maryn Varbanov

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"Projet pour la série Barcelona Ill"
Joan Miro

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"Alison Lapper"
Marc Quinn

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Forêt j
Ophélie Asch

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Midnight Garden
Imran Qureshi

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Ancestral Home
Rithika Merchant

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Iron tooth
Rithika Merchant

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Sar oomad zerestom - Winter is over
Soghra Khurasani

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GYM
Dia Mehta Bhupal

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Untitled
Kulu Ojha

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Cleft
Reena Saini Kallat

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Camille Henrot

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Disciple of distance
Matthias Bitzer

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Plate Robuchon
Eric Ifergan

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Black Venus
Villiano Terabella

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Huile sur toile Musca
Geneviève Claisse

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Michel Lucotte

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Do Ho Suh

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Nauj
Tony Delap

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Encounters of the Remote Kind
Rohini Devasher

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Migration
Harish Ojha

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Untitled
Amrita Sher-Gil

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Women & Men
Dhruvi Acharya

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Untitled
Niyeti Chadha Kannal

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St.Marks Place (East Village series)
Laura Grisi

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Untitled
Niyeti Chadha Kannal

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Niyeti Chadha Kannal

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Niyeti Chadha Kannal

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Niyeti Chadha Kannal

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Untitled
Niyeti Chadha Kannal

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Liquid reflection multipie
Lilian Lijn

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Michel Lucotte

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