John Ruppert Interview by Parul : Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi / by John Ruppert

4 Day International Art Conclave, Chandigarh, India.

Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi organised a 4 day International Art Conclave from 10th to 13 February 2015 in which 9 artists from Finland, Germany, Sweden, UK and USA gave audio visual presentations about their art work at the Auditorium of Government Museum & Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh.

The Participating artists are: John Ruppert from USA, Anne Bean from UK, Peter Fink from UK, Ali Najjar from Sweden, Ger Alois-Zwing from Germany, Avtarjeet Dhanjal from UK, Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna from Finland, Richard Cox from UK and Richard Deacon from UK.

It is all too well-known that the multi-cultural ethos of the Indian sub-continent has helped nourish the various nuances of its arts - be it languages, poetry, music, dance, theater and the visual arts apart from architecture, the cousins, attire, the political and geographical landscape. The centuries long coexistence of these varied ethnic groups has helped create a genre of its own and enriched the art-scape with a unique fusion of ideas and existential realities. This sensitivity to diversity that is intrinsic to our cultural realities in some way made this the perfect venue for an engagement such as the International Art Conclave.