The COVID-19 crisis, where social distancing is the keyword, has pushed most of the human activities to the digital space. Art exhibitions are no exception to this. Photography and painting exhibitions which used to be meeting points for connoisseurs have also gone digital in COVID-struck world.
The School of Contemporary Media of Pearl Academy is making maximum use of this crisis-turned-opportunity with a brilliant photo exhibition on Kerala, the southern state known for its scenic beauty.
The exhibition titled 'Kalayude Kadha'(The tale of art) has been hosted on artsteps, a digital platform offering a virtual gallery experience. The exhibition is the outcome of a trip to Kerala by the students of the School of Contemporary Media. Curated by Angel Martin, Khushee Sharma, Kunwar Thapar, Pranjal Kukreja, Raghav Chandra and Ritu Jain, the expo features photographs by 17 students. The works have been categorised into four -- People, Nature, Culture and Handloom.
In a series of beautifully shot frames, 'Kalayude Kadha' captures Kerala in its totality. From coconut to Kathakali, it has all that mark Kerala's cultural identity. The exhibition also features Kerala's pristine beaches and backwaters, temples, churches and hilltops. The segment on handlooms documents the life of the Chendamangalam village whose story of resilience following the 2018 deluge had grabbed the world's attention.
Pearl Academy, a leading institution in design, fashion, business offers over 30 under-graduate, post-graduate and professional development programmes through its campuses in Delhi, Noida, Jaipur, and Mumbai.
The exhibition can be enjoyed here.