The Art of Chess at Apparao Gallery Delhi



Apparao Gallery, The Lodhi, Lodhi Road, Delhi, India.

Event Description

The Art of Chess is a Exhibition Event going to happen at Apparao Gallery, The Lodhi, Lodhi Road, Delhi, India.

This event will starts on 22nd January 2015 and it ends on 28th February 2015.

The Art of chess is a group Exhibition by twenty five artists which will display chessboards made of ceramic, wood, paper and stone; highlight aspects like nostalgia and identity associated with the historic game.

The events highlights will be the innovations of Chennai based George K, a photographer, painter, sculptor, and poet who has created a chessboard with ladoos serving as the game’s pieces. Differently scented ladoos depict the queen, king and pawn.

The artist has created a chart to help people identity each flavor, along with it he has also made three more sets associating each piece with a differ sound or scent.

Auroville based architect and artist Adil writer’s Chessboard is made of ceramic, wood and stainless steel. But unlike the conventional game, there is no black and white in this work.

The board has rusted iron boxes and stone and the pieces are abstract figurines in lighter and darker shades of grey and cream. They had painted the names of chess players like Viswanathan Anand and Bobby Fischer on the side panels.

The Mumbai based artist Bhavna Sonawane’s chessboard aims to move beyond the conventional method of seeing and playing the game.

Her chess game has Braille Embossed on the board and pieces along with molten-glass paintings of the king, queen, bishops, pawns, rooks and knights. She has also written the Sanskrit translations of the titles in the Modi Lipi script on each piece.

So come and visit the Art of Chess Exhibition with your family, friends and colleagues to see and know more about the chessboard made of different metals.

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