Art and culture play an important role in preserving our heritage and keeping this in perspective, Art Spice Gallery and Chinh India Trust have brought the Nomadic Art Fair ‘Romancing Nomadism,’ which is their collaborative initiative.
The purpose of this art fair is to inspire and propagate repositioning of nomadic art and culture among the masses.
Romancing Nomadism showcases rich nomadic heritage through varied art forms and live installations from ‘closed for outsiders’ nomadic tribes about their lifestyle, musical instruments, attire, jewellery, weapons, and much more. It is a unique platform that lets you engage with the spirit of nomadism and evokes the romantic wanderer within all of us.
The Nomadic Art Fair was inaugurated on October 5, 2018, and is open for everyone till October 25. The fair showcases rare collector items like Zeher Mohra, 150-year-old Bow, Mogri, 125-year-old Banjara Portrait, Chirmi Beads, and Morpankhi Stitch from the Ghumantoos, Khanabadosh, or nomads of India.
Also on display are beautifully painted musical instruments like the Bapang and Ektara with a unique frequency. These instruments are believed to have healing properties and are also known as the healing instruments which have a healing effect on the listener as well as the player.
The exhibition displays the works of six nomadic communities – Maru Banjara, Bhopa, Jogi, Gadia Lohar, Kalbeliya, and Bawariya from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana.
One can also explore Live Art, documentaries, and soulful spiritual songs like Kabir Vani, etc. in this exhibition. The primary focus is on diversity, connectivity, and community through performance and creative expression.
On View from October 6, 2018, to October 25, 2018.
Venue – Art Spice Gallery, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa, Bangla Sahib Road, New Delhi.
Timings – 9 am to 6 pm (Open all days)