The opening ceremony of the 6th edition of the Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition, showcasing over 100 artworks from 40 veteran and young artists at the iconic Jehangir Art Gallery, Kala Ghoda, was a low-key yet spectacular affair. Besides organiser-artist Satyendra Rane and the participating artists, the evening saw in attendance celebrated artist Prabhakar Kolte, Surendra Jagtap – Principal J K Academy of Art and Design and art curator Ajoykaant Ruia who is also the President of the Indo-Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce.
Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition is an annual cultural forum that is now in its sixth year. Known to showcase a mind-blowing variety of mesmerising artworks, this year organiser-artist Satyendra Rane has handpicked 40 talented artists from across the country to captivate your mind. Being held at the Jehangir Art Gallery from 11th-17th January, 2022, the art show cuts across media in paintings to bring water colour, oil, acrylic, pencil, Tanjavur, and collage together, and in sculptures to include works in brass, bronze, wood, stone—all under one roof. A portion of the sale proceeds will be donated to Alert Citizen Forum (ACF), a government-recognised Mumbai-based NGO.
This year’s exhibit includes participation from veteran and young artists alike. “The art ecosystem,” feels Satyendra Rane, “is geared to favour established artists, and for us at Sahayog, it has always been important to fill this gap by providing a platform that would give unknown faces and talents a chance to shine alongside the known ones. We have a history of bringing forth artists who maybe from different professions but are also inclined towards art.” Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 sees participation from Adyot Rajadhyaksha, Amberhuues Tania, Ameet Pai, Anupama Mandavkar, Arpita Kolhatkar, Arpito Gope, Arvind Kolapkar, Bhagyashri Choudhari, Deepa Hekre, Dr. Shankar Sharma, Ganesh Hire, Ganpat Bhadke, Harshada Tondwalkar, Ishwar Shetty, Joe D’souza, Kariyappa Hanchinamani, Kasim Kanasavi, Komal Gupta, Monica Kharkar, Mukund Ketkar, Nandita Desai, Nishtha Jhunjhunwala, Niyati Gope, Onkar Murthy, Prasad Mane, Prashant Jadhav, Priya Kadu, Revathi Shivakumar, Sachin Kolhatkar, Satyendra Rane, Shahed Pasha, Shreela Ghosh, Shubham Kesur, Sneha Nikam, Sumant Shetty, Sunil Vinekar, Surendra Jagtap, Ujwala Kumar, Vaishali Kanade and Vidhi Doshi.
Ajoykaant Ruia, Surendra Jagtap, Prabhakar Kolte, Satyendra Rane and Prasad Mane at the Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 lamp lighting ceremony
Organiser-Artist Satyendra Rane with the participating artists of Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 at Jehangir Art Gallery
Prabhakar Kolte, Ajoykaant Ruia, Surendra Jagtap, Satyendra Rane and the participating artists of Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022
Surendra Jagtap, Satyendra Rane and Prabhakar Kolte share a moment at the opening ceremony of Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 at Jehangir Art Gallery
Over the years, Sahayog has supported various causes such as ToyBank, Konark Cancer Foundation, and Garbage Free India. This year, they have selected Alert Citizen Forum (ACF). Founded in 2011, ACF was formed by a team of committed individuals who have by means of meaningful initiatives in the fields of education, healthcare, employment, environment, relief and rehabilitation touched and transformed the lives of underprivileged communities. Their goal is to make the community sustainable, self-sufficient, and efficient through voluntary public participation.
Sahayog Contemporary Art Exhibition 2022 Provides Platform for Senior and Young Artists