The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has invited citizens of different countries to submit their work of art, expressing their emotions, feelings, ideas and innovative thoughts on COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing, quarantine and the fight against the virus.
The global painting competition titled ‘United against Corona- Express Through Art’ is open to all professional artists, amateurs, students and children. Expressions can be sent to ICCR by May 1 in following categories: contempory art, folks and tribal art, cartoons & illustrations, digital and new age art, according to a press release of ICCR, New Delhi on Sunday.Main objective of the competition is to bringing out the best and worst of human emotions, empathy, sympathy, kindness, concern, anger, frustration, social cohesiveness and bravery among others. Since ages, emotions of this nature has driven creative thought across the world, with people coming out with innovative ideas and ways to deal with these turbulent times.
The best expression will be exhibited in leading galleries in India and abroad. A permanent online exhibition will also be on display. A grand event will be held in New Delhi with a cultural extravaganza and prize giving ceremony, dates for which will be fixed depending on resolution of the COVID crisis.
ICCR believes that Art gives us hope, purpose and a desire to see beyond the problems of these difficult times. This competition is an effort to develop solidarity among the peoples of the earth and to bring together expressions of similar emotions being experienced in all countries.
To take part to the competition details and guidelines are available on www.iccr.gov.in.