Art & Culture
Incorporated in the memory of Shri Krishnachandra B. Lahoti, since 2003, The Krishnakriti Foundation has been engaged in non-profit activities for the upliftment of the artist community and promotion of rare forms of art and culture of India.
Festival : –
Every year in January first week, The cultural extravaganza agglomerates eminent artists in art and culture and literary stalwarts to showcase their finest achievements to the denizens and guests of Hyderabad.
The festival conducts workshops, seminars, panel discussions, plays, book readings,
screenings and concerts that appeal to a wide range of age and interests. Over 5,000 visitors take part in the 20 – 30 events that span 4 -5 days of the festival.
At Hyderabad, Krishnakriti had jointly conducted “Bonjour India” – a celebration of art and
culture of France in year 2010, 2013 and now 2017-2018.
The Krishnakriti Foundation provides scholarship to deserving students in the field of fine arts based on the merit of current achievements and potential. The Students are provided
financial assistance, material assistance and networking and exposure to help them achieve higher objectives.
In association with Govt. of France through their Embassy in India, the Krishnakriti Foundation provides fellowships to study fine arts and architecture at some of the finest
educational institutes of France.
Krishnakriti Foundation works with the Department of Prisons of Govt. of Telangana to conduct art camps at three jails – Chanchalguda, Cherlapally and Warangal. The art camps serve as creative outlets for the inmates through which they can express their emotions and desires. A periodic invitation of the art created by the inmates is conducted at Kalakriti Art Gallery and the proceeds are used for the welfare of the inmates.
Street Art Festival – Hyderabad: –
Since 2016, Krishnakriti Foundation and [email protected] associated with the Govt. of
Telangana, and the Street Art Foundation jointly conduct the Telangana Kala Mela and the Street Art Festival.
As part of the Street Art Festival, the area of MS Maqta was given a much-needed facelift
with entire buildings acting as the canvas for artists that visualize and execute in Mega sized canvases.
Love Hyderabad Sculpture :-
The foundation has been instrumental in installation of the iconic Love Hyderabad
sculpture on Necklace road which blends with the iconic megalithic Buddha Statue in Hussain Sagar to create an unforgettable impression of the city.
Love Vizak Sculpture :-
The foundation has also installed Love Vizak sculpture on Beach road which blends with the TU Aircraft Museum by the Bay of Bengal to create an unforgettable impression of the city.
Public Art Project:-
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and Krishnakriti Foundation are going to sign an agreement where Krishnakriti would help with all Public Art projects in the city.
KA is widely acknowledged as one of the largest private collections of antique
photos and rare maps of South Asia.
Kalakriti Archives participated in the Kochi – Muziris Biennale 2014 and exhibited its collection of regional and religious maps from the Indian sub-continent. Then in 2015 an exhibition titled “Cosmology to Cartography” was held at the National Museum, Delhi. Then in 2018, the show Time, Space and Place was held during the Krishnakriti Festival at Hyderabad and this show traveled to IISc, Bangalore in March/April 2018. The maps are also available on Google Cultural Institute platform.
Following the exhibitions, two scholars sponsored by IFA and The Tata Trust are conducting research on the maps from the collection of Kalakriti Archives.
KA also presented an exhibition titled “Kal Aaj aur Kal” on Evolution of Hyderabad
landscape at “Agora 2017” at the city of Bordeaux, France.
Exhibits from the collection were displayed at the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet, Paris during the biggest exhibition of Asian Maps.
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Art Cafe products are representative of the rich heritage of India in art and culture. Art Cafe has a growing collection of original fine art by emerging and as well as established artists. It also has a collection of rare Oleographs and Lithographs. The artworks are curated by an expert panel.
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Art Cafe actively seeks and encourages young product designers and provides them with
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Started in 2002, the Kalakriti Art Gallery focuses on the exhibitions of contemporary artists and masters. Through untiring efforts, the gallery has conducted solo shows of renowned artists. Art critics and many luminaries have held interactive sessions with the Hyderabad audience, which has helped the Hyderabad art scenario to mature over the past few years.
Art has exceeded the boundaries imposed by the conventional medium of paint and canvas. Art forms like photography, installation art, video art and performance art are considered as mainstream fine-art now and Kalakriti Art Gallery seeks out different forms of art to promote a different perspective to its audience.
Kalakriti Art Gallery regularly organises workshops, panel discussion, film screenings that are centered around art. The gallery actively ventures into collaborative programs with Alliance Francaise, Goethe Zentrum, University of Hyderabad, etc. and has participated in a national art fairs, and have been regularly displaying at India Art Fair, New Delhi.