CONNECTING FOR INDIA celebrated artistry and community with Asia Art Archive at their annual gala in Hong Kong. Asia Art Archive is an independent non-profit dedicated to enriching our understanding of the world through the collection and sharing of knowledge of recent art from Asia.
The importance of innovation through tradition is driving the re-evaluation of handmade textiles and their relationship to contemporary art practice. Over 120 Ajrakh block print textile prints by master artisans and graduates of Somaiya Kala Vidya, transported guests on a visual and tactile journey through the unique table scape design. The textile prints were fashioned into tablecloths, napkins, pillow cases and lamp shades, bridging contemporary application to a 500 year old tradition.