Rashtrapati Bhavan In-Residence Programme

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Artists Shri Subodh Gupta and Smt. Bharti Kher will commence their stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan as Artists In-Residence tomorrow (March 2, 2017). They will be in residence till March 10, 2017.

Shri Subodh Gupta is known for working with everyday objects, such as steel kitchen utensils. While stainless steel is his signature medium, he has also masterfully executed works in bronze, marble, brass and wood. His works have been exhibited in prestigious museums, art fairs and biennales throughout the world.

Smt. Bharti Kher born in 1969 in London is a leading Indian contemporary artist. She is an artist committed to exploring cultural misinterpretations and social codes through her art practice.

The ‘In-Residence’ programme in Rashtrapati Bhavan was launched by the President of India on December 11, 2013 with the aim of providing writers and artists an opportunity to stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan and be a part of the life of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The Programme seeks to provide an environment which will inspire creative thinking and rejuvenate artistic impulses. It is intended to honour and recognize eminent and established artists and writers as well as encourage young upcoming talent from different parts of the country.

Prominent Artists In-Residence who have stayed in the Rashtrapati Bhavan under this programme so far include Shri Jogen Chowdhary, MP (Rajya Sabha), Shri Paresh Maity, Smt. Jayasri Burman and Mr. Shahabuddin Ahmed of Bangladesh.

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