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KG Subramanyan's art comes alive at IIC, courtesy glass artist Vijay Kowshik

Lamat R Hasan @LamatAyub | Updated on: 22 October 2016, 11:05 IST
KG Subramanyan's art comes alive at IIC, courtesy glass artist Vijay Kowshik
glass artist Vijay Kaushik

The experiments of K G Subramanyan -- artist, teacher, poet and theorist - across various mediums on everyday life situations will be showcased at the 13th edition of the Festival of the Arts at IIC.

Vijay Kowshik, a renowned artist himself, has curated Subramanyan's works.

"Since I knew him for so long and had seen his art works evolving over six decades I felt I should have an exhibition of his works which have not been shown in Delhi before," Kowshik tells Catch.

But this isn't the only reason for Kowshik to display his curatorial skills. He has had a special relationship with Subramanyan, who passed away earlier this year.

Fondly known as Mani, Mani sir, Mani da in the world of art, for Kowshik, Subramanyan was Mani Kaka. Kaushik's earliest memories of Subramanyan are of Mani Kaka visiting his parents in Delhi in the 1950s.

"We called him Kaka and his wife Sushila Masi since both studied at Santiniketan during the time my parents were there. He was very skilled with his hands and made small toys for us with paper, strings or whatever he got his hands on," recalls Kowshik fondly.

He even remembers the time when Mani Kaka's daughter came into this world. "In 1956 they were overwhelmed with joy when 'Uma' their daughter was born," he says.

 
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