10 AUG, 2012, 09.22PM IST, ASHOKE NAG,ET BUREAU
KOLKATA: Kolkata's well-known Aakriti Art Gallery is back with its endeavour of endorsing young generation artists from around the world to showcase their creativity in one common platform - the Gen Next. The whole concept of Gen Next was conceived on the idea of promoting artists below forty.
Gen Next was first held in the month of October 2006 on the 1st anniversary as the annual event of Aakriti Art Gallery, Kolkata and this would be the sixth edition of the same.
In a sense, Gen Next has created a niche for itself in promoting young budding who generally go unnoticed otherwise in the crowd of established artists.
Gen Next VI has been improvised further to give much more encouragement to the artists who have finally made it into this show.
This year, among several applicants to Gen Next, the panel could ultimately select seventeen artists from different regions of the world whose latest artworks would be showcased from October 1 to October 20, 2012 at the Aakriti Art Gallery premises.
This time the selection has been very meticulously done and streamlined to 17 only to ensure the presentation in the exhibition to be the best of the best.
The sixth edition of Gen Next will also see the Avani Gen Next Award 2012 for the best emerging artist that will be finally selected by the judges in the show itself. The Avani Group is a leading realty outfit in the East.
The exhibition can be viewed from Monday to Saturday, 12 to 7 pm except Sundays.