Ahmedabad: National Institute of Design hosting Amates

Ahmedabad: National Institute of Design hosting Amates

India Blooms News Service | 09 May 2017

Ahmedabad, May 9 (IBNS): “Amates – Expressions of Art on Handmade Paper”, an exhibition of traditional paintings on handcrafted paper by indigenous people of Mexico, will be on display at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad until May 20.

The National Institute of Design, in association with the Embassy of Mexico in India, on Tuesday opened a unique exhibition, “Amates” featuring the traditional paper art of Mexico.

The exhibition was co-inaugurated on Monday, May 8, 2017 by Melba Pría, Ambassador of Mexico to India, and Pradyumna Vyas, Director, National Institute of Design.

The Amates exhibition lays emphasis on three main themes of this traditional art form: Birds, Village Scenes and Religious Rituals. In the Design Gallery at NID, the visitor will witness a display of Mexican paintings, which have similarities to the traditional Warli paintings of Gujarat. Much like the Warli art form, these Mexican paintings depict a way of life, through the daily village scenes, birds and animals. The theme of some Amates paintings are also special occasions such as weddings and rituals.

At the inauguration ceremony, Ambassador Pría spoke about enhancing cultural exchanges between Mexico and India, by looking to explore collaborations with design institutes in Mexico and India’s premier design institute, National Institute of Design.

During her day-long visit to Ahmedabad, Ambassador Melba Pría and Mr. Rodrigo Blanco, Director, ProMexico, India, also visited the facilities of Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd. to discuss the company’s expansion plans in Mexico. Ambassador Pría concluded her trip with a courtesy visit to Mr. Vijay Rupani, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat.

The Amates exhibition will be on display at the Design Gallery, National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad, from May 9 – 20.

Ahmedabad: National Institute of Design hosting Amates

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