Kochi : From December 6–10, Niracharthu Kala Samskarika Samithi, a national artists camp and village art festival, will hold its 8th edition in Enkakad near Wadakkanchery, a tranquil village located 30 km from the cultural capital of Thrissur.
Artists and art lovers have a one-of-a-kind chance to enjoy an open camp in the middle of a village during Ni Fest ’08.
Twenty participants from various regions of India will be attending the five-day camp, which is curated by well-known artist S.N. Sujith, according to the organizers.
Master sculptor Rajendar Tiku from the valley, internationally acclaimed painter and sculptor Gigi Scaria, Mumbai-based artist T.R. Santhosh, who had broken auction records, and many other well-known artists are on the list.
When the camp transforms the entire village into a giant canvas, they will be joined by a slew of local artists.
Nirachathu camps are laid out as open avenues in the village, with artists free to work anywhere in and around the hamlet.
Furthermore, artists are housed in the village, giving them the opportunity to interact with and experience local culture and hospitality.
On all five days of the camp, art programs showcasing Kerala’s cultural landscape are being held at the open stage as part of the village art festival.
Chavittu nadakam, theatre shows, musical jugalbandis, music bands, and local artists’ performances are among the events scheduled.
Kerala Lalitha Kala Akademi Chairperson Murali Cheeroth will officially open Ni Fest 8 on December 6.
The late Midhun Mohan, whose untimely death at the age of forty-one stunned everyone, will also have artwork on display at the village library hall. Additionally, Midhun Mohan resided as an artist at Nirachathu’s Nidarshana art residency.
“Presidential Sights’ ‘, illustrations of people in the locality, by Binu Bhaskar, artist and President of Niracharthu Samiti, is an added attraction.
A presentation by art curator and author, Premjish Achari, on the topic, “Seeing Like a Machine: Can Machines Liberate Human Creativity?” will also be part of the five-day event.