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Artists from 14 countries to take part in International Public Art Symposium

Bhubaneswar, Oct 27 (UNI) Renowned artists from 14 countries will participate in the International Public Art Symposium (IPAS) being organised here jointly by Artists Network Promoting Indian Culture (ANPIC), an Odisha based socio-cultural organsiation and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) here from November 1 to 20.
IPAS is India’s first live sculpturing programme to be held under ANPIC’s 40-day event-Odisha Triennial of International Art (OTIA) in Odisha.
Internationally and nationally renowned 20 artists and 20 young emerging co-artists from 14 countries namely Australia, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa,Malaysia, Sweden, China, England, Canada, Belgium, New Zealand, Spain, Ireland will participate in the event.
The artists will create sculptures from Waste materials, which will be permanently displayed at a Sculpture Museum provided by BDA for the people of the state.
The live sculpturing will continue for 20 days and after that an open air sculpture museum will be inaugurated.
Based on the theme ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’, the museum would serve as the only open air Public Art Waste Material Sculpture Museum in the Smart city which would create awareness amongst people on environment, Climate Change and Reuse of Waste Materials.
ANPIC Managing Trustee Sashanka Mohapatra, said ‘’through the art symposium we would endeavor to aware Odisha as well as the nation about our ecosystem for bringing about environmental as well as social changes. “
The artworks which are intended to be made mainly from waste material and scrap metal will propagate eco-friendly message.
It would focus on alarming issues like global warming, deforestation, flood, and also protection of wildlife species specially which are endangered from natural calamities, road kill, hunting and poaching
It will put a spotlight on species like Odisha Olive Ridley Turtle, Elephant, Indian Rhino, NilgiriTahr, Bengal Tiger, Blackbuck, Snow Leopard and the Lion-Tailed Macaque to name a few.
BDA Enforcement member Bhabani Sankar Chayani said the main objective of the programme is to aware people about the waste materials with the campaign ‘Reduce, Reuse & Recycle’. and to make people think about the aesthetics of the initiative,“ he added.
The event will also play a role in the government promoting better environmental practices, like the complete banning of plastic bags, reduction of green house gases and carbon footprint on the planet, better use of public transport, reduction of pollutants that lead to the increase of global warming.
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