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).