Lalit Kala Akademi Current Affairs

President appoints Uttam Pacharne as Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi

President Ram Nath Kovind has appointed Uttam Pacharne as regular Chairman of Lalit Kala Akademi. He will have tenure of three years from the date on which he assumes the charge of his office. He will replace ML Srivastava, Joint Secretary (Akademies), Ministry of Culture who was appointed protem chairman of Akademi in March 2018.

Uttam Pacharne

He is eminent artist and sculptor and is widely respected person in field of art. He has held various important positions in various government organisations. He is recipient of National Lalit Kala Award (1985), Maharashtra Gaurav Puraska (1985), Junior National Award (1986) and Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar (2017). Currently, he is Member of Advisory Committee, Kala Academy, Goa and Member of Advisory Committee, P.L. Deshpande State Lalit Kala Academy and Director, Janseva Sahakari Bank Borivali.

Lalit Kala Akademi

It is India’s national academy to promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, in and outside the country. It is also called as National Academy of Art.  It is autonomous organisation funded by Ministry of Culture.  It was established in 1954. It provides scholarships and fellow program and sponsors and organises exhibitions in India and overseas. It publishes bilingual journal.

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Print Biennale India 2018: First International Exhibition of Graphic Prints held in New Delhi  

The first-ever International Print Biennale, an International Exhibition of Graphic Prints was held in New Delhi. It was organised by Lalit Kala Akademi.

Key Facts

The event comprised displaying of total 200 original prints are created by Indian and international artists of impeccable competence. An exhibition Eminent Printmakers of India showcasing master Indian printmakers was also held on sidelines of it. The international participants from USA, UK, Sri Lanka, Italy, Mexico, China, Israel, Sweden, Lithuania, Poland, Argentina, Greece, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Mauritius also had participated in the event. Total 988 entries at the national level were received of which 127 were chosen for display.

Lalit Kala Akademi

It is also called as National Academy of Art. It is India’s national academy of fine arts. It is autonomous organisation It was established in 1954 to promote and propagate understanding of Indian art, in and outside the country. It provides scholarships and fellow program and sponsors and organises exhibitions in India and overseas. It publishes bilingual journal. It is funded by Ministry of Culture. Its headquartered are at Ravindra Bhawan, New Delhi.

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