Photo diary of Sanskritik Mandala V

SANSKRITIK MANDALA V (1.2.2019 – 28.2.2019)


Nowadays we cannot imagine our contemporary world without the daily boost of information about the other people all around the globe. But this knowledge is just a pile of various facts making little impact on us. The most important and potent here is a live interconnectedness between each other which gives the opportunity to feel and percieve ‘‘the other‘‘ more than while just looking at the computer screen. A real and active communication, an exchange of ideas and cultural values broadens and deepens our worldview and makes a space for creativity and novelty in various fields – be it a literature, social movement or an art.      

This sort of initiative to bring two different cultures together and promote interconnectedness has started last week in Guwahati (Assam), on the 1st of February, under the name of  Society‘s Art Development and Bilingual Cultural project Sanskritik Mandala V. The participants from Lithuania were invited for 4 week program to explore and immerse themselves into the local culture, history and art while in exchange representing and spreading the word of Lithuanian culture, folklore, history and art by implementing different activities and events for the public.

The participants of the project will have an opportunity to get some basic knowledge of Hindi language, meet local artists and explore Assamese culture by visiting various cultural spaces. Workshops on creative photography for students will be held and a cultural program ‘‘Lithuanian Day‘‘ will be organized at Guwahati University which will invite people to the screening of Lithuanian movie „Lituanie, my freedom“ .  A couple of public lectures on Lithuanian history and culture will be given as well .

The participants of Sansritik Mandala V project will also work on their art works and creative projects that will finally be presented at the Guwahati Artist‘s Guild, Chandmari Flyover, West Jyotinagar, Navagraha Hills. An openining of the exhibition on 16th of February will invite everybody to commemorate Lithuania’s Independence Day and celebrate it together with an additional cultural program.  

The participants of Sanskritik Mandala V: painter Ieva Sinkevičienė, photographer – journalist Regina Kubertavičienė, fine art photographer Jovita Ambrazaitytė, indologists Kristė Krupovickaitė and Nomeda Gabija Vosyliūtė. The project is organized by Circle of Creation – a cultural platform in Lithuania (estd. 2016) and NGO Parivartan Assam (A Space for Art, Culture, Nature and Adventure, est. 2008) in a collaboration with Asian Art Center (Lithuania).

Photo diary of Sanskritik Mandala IV

Three young and talented artists from India – Kedar Namdas, Sukanya Garg and Mamta Chitnis Sen, were brought to Europe for one artistic journey around Lithuania and Berlin (Germany) which was organized under the name of Society‘s Art Development and Bilingual Cultural Exchange project Sanskritik Mandala IV. These artists were introduced into Lithuanian culture and history, met the most prominent Lithuanian artists and local strangers, immersed themselves into the beauty of European greenery. Therefore, they had an opportunity to contemplate and express themselves of project and their creativity in a completely different environment during residency program. The result of their artistic findings were exhibited in two art galleries in Vilnius (Art gallery „Galera“) and Berlin (Art Gallery Under The Mango Tree“) under the title „Sign Here“. Besides the residency program, a public lecture was organized in Vilnius University, a discussion with Mamta Chitnis Sen and Aušra Kleizaite, an educational
workshop of Sanskrit and creative workshop was organized as a part of the project Sanskritik Mandala IV. Cultural and art tours with local artists was organized in Berlin as well.