H.E. Narinder Chauhan, Ambassador of India to Serbia inaugurated Exhibition of Nek Chand’s Rock Garden at the art pavilion “Cvijeta Zuzorić”, Kalemegdan on 5th October 2017.
The Exhibition organized by the Museum of Marginal and Naïve Art, Jagodina and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Information of Serbia and Embassy of India also featured the launch of a monograph and a short film on the great artist Nek Chand. The monograph has been authored by Ms. Nina Krstić, Director, Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art and the short film has been made by Mr. Aunj Saini, son of Mr. Nek Chand.
Serbia has always been pro-India and art and culture have helped in bringing the two nations closer. Embassy of India feels honoured to be associated with the Museum of Naïve and Marginal Art in preserving Nek Chand’s iconic sculptures for future generations.
Nek Chand has been among the foremost self-taught artists in the world and his extraordinary achievement in building the 25-acre Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India, complete with 2000 statues, waterfalls and amphitheatres, is unsurpassed. He popularized the term ‘Outsider Art’ in India which means raw art or self-taught art where the artist has no formal art training from any institution or has no connection with the mainstream art world. Nek Chand will always be remembered for his artistic genius and fabulous creation that is cherished by many across the world.
The Exhibition is an effort to make the development of India-Serbia relations even more inclusive.
source: Embassy of India