The Kala Chaupal, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to fostering knowledge and exchanges between different disciplines of traditional and contemporary arts and artists. We provide a platform to the artistic fraternity across the globe in compelling and dynamic conversations, through panels, seminars, exhibitions, and residencies that have a far-reaching impact on cultures and environments. The Kala Chaupal also encourages a confluence of multi-dimensional art forms across multiple sections of society leading to new and unconventional artist expressions.
The Environmental Situation Room is a curatorial premise established in March 2020 as a global situation art project, inviting artists from all over the world to participate and actively contribute to a global community of artists. It is a call for the artists to think and to create meaningful visual narratives about environmental and socio-political concerns that feed into regional intent. In receiving the responses of artistic expression, the Environmental Situation Room will serve as a repository, a witness, and a virtual reality that focuses on the larger questions that reside under the big umbrella of climate change.
We see this first online exhibition TO HEAL WE MUST REMEMBER being critical in expanding the connection between consciousness and the challenges of current social and environmental conditions in communities throughout India and beyond. A series of continuing exhibitions is contemplated to address the categories of mythology and personal iconography, of urban and daily life, of socio-political and gender based issues, and of scientific and new media-based art.
Leenika Jacob, Founding Trustee, Kala Chaupal