The Jaipur Kala Chaupal Story
The Jaipur Kala Chaupal has been conceptualized to integrate the traditional arts of India with the contemporary art forms existing internationally. This event will provide a unique opportunity to the established and emerging artists of various countries to peep into the very soul of the arts and artists of India. Simultaneously it will facilitate a tremendous opportunity to the Indian artists to interact with a global artistic community to increase understanding on the contemporary styles of artistic expressions prevalent internationally. The Jaipur Kala Chaupal (JKC) has been conceived and formalized by an emancipated group of organizers/ patrons wanting to extend the boundaries of traditional arts and traditional artists to merge with the contemporary arts and artists and metamorphose into a newer and more original artistic expressions.
It is a residency, which will end in exposition of these interactions.
Artist Residency – 19th – 30th October 2017
Exposition – 1st – 4th November 2017
This platform wishes to provide a unique opportunity to the established, emerging, Indian and global artists. Facilitating the exchange of ideas and information on the disappearing traditional arts while keeping abreast with changes across all art streams.
The JKC also hopes to enable Indian artists by bringing an International diaspora to the Indian subcontinent.
The Jaipur Kala Chaupal envisages to be an annual event with its roots firmly entrenched in the Hotel Diggi Palace, Jaipur. Diggi Palace is the host to the ‘Jaipur Literary Festival’ and the right environment to nurture the creative energy we hope to manifest.
Jaipur as the capital of Rajasthan is a city steeped in the traditional arts. With a diverse cultural ethos and the right setting to exchange ideas. The easy availability of raw materials such as handmade/ recycled paper, pigments and vegetable dyes is an added plu. From block printing and screen printing, to carpet weaving and ceramic wares, to clay pots, metal workings, casting and inlaid marble. Access to such resources, work towards making Jaipur an artist’ s paradise.,
Subject showcasing and theme will continue to change on a year on year basis.