Events in Chennai

Meraki: Art Projects by Stella Maris MFA Students (Exhibition)

Meraki, an art exhibition by final year MFA students of Stella Maris college was held recently at the Lalit Kala Academy, Greams Road, Chennai. Various themed art exhibits by the students were on display and I was mighty impressed with their artistic talent. All the exhibits were good, but I can display only a few on my blog. So here goes…

The exhibit in the above photo shows beautiful patterns engraved in metal lampshades. The one below shows birds-themed pillow covers.

The project in the above photo shows beautiful Tamil typography designed by a student. The below photo shows objects and designs inspired by books like Harry Potter series, Game of Thrones series, Perry Jackson series, etc.

The above photo shows pillow covers emblazoned with the beautiful Malayalam font. The below picture shows how a woman needs to arm herself to prevent harassment in public places (symbolic).

The above exhibit shows bags with images that represent how society chains people and restricts them. The below exhibit shows kids’ dresses inspired by the imagery and dreams of the student during their childhood.

The above project shows a ‘dollhouse’ that shows how we are live routine and mundane lives but still manage to celebrate and find meaning for our existence through art. The below installation is creative & funny. If you know both English and Tamil, you’ll enjoy these T-Shirts 🙂

I am sorry I didn’t note down the name of the individual artists, so am not able to credit them. If you are the artist and are reading this post, please leave a comment below with contact details (whatever you prefer to appear next to the photo showing your exhibit), and I’ll include it here in the post.

I sometimes wonder why we look to the west for inspiration in art, and such exhibitions prove me right. Way to go!

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