8th Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition: A Multigenerational Showcase

The prestigious Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition returns to the city for its 8th edition with a showcase of over 75 mesmerising artworks from 30 talented artists from the length and breadth of the country. Organised and curated by well-known artist Satyendra Rane and co-curated by artist Namya Gupta, this year’s edition will feature captivating artworks from veterans and newcomers alike, raising funds towards the cause of children’s education in the rural areas. Scheduled to take place at the eminent Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Worli, the exhibition will feature craftsmanship across an array of artworks including architectural, abstract, landscapes, contemporary, mosaic, mix media, and portraits in paintings. There will be sculptures as well.

Sahayog has earned a name for itself for providing emerging artists with a platform to showcase their work alongside established artists, a rare opportunity not commonly found elsewhere. What’s more, this year’s exhibition will also feature artworks by senior citizens, taking inclusivity a level ahead. “I am thrilled to introduce a new dimension to our showcase this year, featuring beautiful works of senior citizens alongside established and emerging artists. It’s truly heartwarming to witness the diversity of passion within this group: from a dedicated teacher to a hospital owner who finds solace in painting every morning, to those who use art as a means to combat loneliness. Their works are nothing less than those of professionals,” imparts Satyendra Rane.

The 8th Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition sees participation from artists all across India (Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Bengaluru) and Nepal as well. Participants include Arpito Gope, Madhumita Basu, Poonam Fernandes, Sneha Nikam, Kamal Ahmed, Bharati Dhawale, Rishika Jalan, Satyendra D Rane, Nandita Desai, Dipti Desai, Vibha Sharma, Revathi Shivakumar, Adyot Rajadhyaksha, Vaishali Kanade, Viresh S Patali, Usha R Chhadva, Sajiya R Ansari, Tania, Vidhi Doshi, Shailaja S Kamat, Namya Gupta, Antara Tibrewala, Prashant Jadhav, Kasim Kanasavi, Anupama Mandavkar, Ram Awasthi, Jai Nanavati, Aadhya Shivakumar, Sumant Shetty and Smita Rane.

Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition has a longstanding reputation for extending its reach beyond just Art, leveraging its platform to champion various causes for the greater good. This time, collaborating with the non-profit organisation Alert Citizen Forum (ACF), the exhibition will raise funds for the cause of child welfare, contributing towards the organisation’s comprehensive efforts in education, healthcare, employment, and environmental sustainability. “ACF is doing commendable work in the realm of societal welfare. With the financial aid provided by Satyendra Rane in one of the earlier editions of Sahayog, they have built an entire school in Palghar, and I am glad that we are associating with them again this year. I am grateful that I am able to give back to society through the medium of my art,” shares Namya Gupta.

The 8th Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition will be on at the Nehru Centre Art Gallery in Worli, Mumbai, India from February 13 to 19, 2024, daily 11 am to 7 pm.

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