Sarita Handa celebrates 25 years: As part of the celebrations for its 25th anniversary, textile brand Sarita Handa is holding a unique two-day exhibition for art connoisseurs in New Delhi’s Bikaner House—the address for art and cultural events—on October 28 and 29.Founder Sarita Handa began planning the celebrations a year ago. “I wanted to celebrate our journey by creating an event that drew from the company’s journey of exploring a universe of textiles, and amalgamating it with art.”Besides showcasing archival material for viewers to understand the journey of the brand—through rare, vintage textiles (think Indian needlework translated into global styles, like French, Moroccan or Portuguese)—the two-day exhibition will also see the iconic brand’s collaborations with renowned artists: Satish Gupta, designer duo Gunjan Arora and Rahul Jain, Arrti Mansinghka, and Jeevan Xavier.Keeping in line with that sentiment, Satish Gupta, sculptor, has created installations that reflect upon his constant engagement with Zen philosophy and mysticism.Designer duo, Gunjan Arora and Rahul Jain, are using traditional Indian mudras and motifs and have woven them with recycled yarn.Arrti Mansinghka, who was the first to come on board, has tracked the trajectory of the Ganga through patchwork textiles, and contemporary artist Jeevan Xavier has focused on the intricate handiwork used for embroidery and sewing for a video project.The exhibition is a stepping stone for The Sarita Handa Art Foundation, which is very close to the senior Handa. There are also plans for a project for education of the girlchild.“I never look back and think, oh 25 years have passed. I am looking ahead to the 25 years to come,” says Handa.
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