The Emerging Canvas - Edition VII
is presented in association with
Thursday, 25 November 2021 | Time : 6.00 p.m. IST
About the Indian Art Museum
The Indian Art Museum was established in Seoul in July 2011, to introduce various aspects of Indian culture and art through special exhibitions and education
programmes. Since 2012, the Indian Art Museum and InKo Centre have successfully held a meaningful art exchange exhibition series called Emerging
The Emerging Canvas series that commenced in 2012, was initiated by InKo Centre, in association with The Indian Art Museum in Korea to identify and
celebrate emerging young talent from both countries.
To date, 132 talented artists, from both countries have been presented across 6 edition of this series.
Each carefully curated edition of the series, presented 22 artists – 11 each from each country - at exhibitions presented by InKo Centre and the Indian Art
Museum in Seoul and in Chennai, every alternate year, respectively. With the exigencies of the pandemic, the seventh edition of this series will this year be
presented as an online exhibition at Prism, InKo Centre's virtual gallery.
As the title suggests, the artists are young, their talent emerging as does a butterfly from a chrysalis, their potential obvious, their journey just beginning.
The Korean section of this exhibition has been curated with great care by the Indian Art Museum under the
able stewardship of Mrs Kim Young-Shik who over the past four decades has dedicated herself to the promotion
of Indian art and culture in general and of Rabindranath Tagore’s work and philosophy, in particular, in Korea.
Our thanks, in particular, to Ms Cupid Lee who has curated the Korean section for Edition VII of the
Emerging Canvas series, with such dedication and care. Our sincere thanks to Ms Vaishnavi Ramanathan,
curator and researcher, who has curated the Indian section of this exhibition, with great diligence and empathy.
Both curators have ensured that artists from across Korea and India are fairly represented in this exhibition
and that the selection showcases the myriad visual languages that meld to reflect the variety and uniqueness of
contemporary Korean and Indian art.
www.inkocentre.org/Virtual_Connect_Infotainment.html to view this
exhibition at Prism - InKo Centre's virtual gallery, on Thursday, 25 November 2021 at 6.00 p.m. IST.
The exhibition will be on view until Friday, 7 January 2022.