“What is creation? It is making of new life. If what is made is not new, it is imitation containing no element of novelty to stimulate attention. If it is not fully alive, it can transmit only a feeble anaemic message to others. For, the thrill of the artist’s creative act must of necessity be transmitted to his audience as a sort of reflection from the image he has created.”- Pran Nath Mago
GenNext inspired by the novelty of imagination of young creative minds has become synonymous to that platform where the creator gets connected directly with his/her viewer and invites for the dialogue process to set not just an aesthetic discourse, but also a political, social and cultural space for intellectual communication and sharing. GenNext VIII has been designed to gear up with the spirit of contemporary art by a brigade of fifteen young dynamic artists from different corners of India and neighbouring countries like Bangladesh & Sri Lanka, out of a thousand of entrants who crave to be a part of this unique and most-coveted platform of new generation art.
After seven successful editions of GenNext as the annual event of Aakriti Art Gallery that was always celebrated in Kolkata in the month of October, now moves out of the City of Joy to the National Capital of the country, New Delhi in its all-new premises of Aakriti Art Gallery at Lado Sarai. This year, GenNext is stirred with a much bigger innovative spirit, novel spree and set to go gaga over new motifs, minimal trends, experimental ideas a with a touch of classical nuances in different art forms that is quite contemporary in its caliber and execution, thought and approach. Breaking brackets and binaries, these young competent artists have explored many a things that will add a new dimension to the world of visual arts. As GenNext significantly carries the emblematical vision to identify, select, showcase and promote young budding artists year after year who otherwise get ignored in the host of eminent and established artists, it is the platter where an artist can grow and make his/her own niche, get the glitter of popularity and the critical assessment for further refinement of artistic language and development of worldly perception.
The other unique proposition of GenNext VIII is the Art Residency program that will be held together by Bachhawat Foundation and KHOJ- International Artists’ Association where two artists will be finally selected from GenNext and given one of the best opportunities in the country to practice art under this residency program. GenNext has always taught us that there is no turning back or giving up under any circumstance, even in all odds and most adverse situations. We’ve promised to excel, we’ve kept it intact ever and always and now we look forward to bring about a change…
Making a difference has already been established in our journey of GenNext in all these years, but now we know that time has come that we entirely breed a new denomination in the field of visual arts that marks a nation’s pride in the global vintage… and let’s round it up, GenNext is all about it!