Showcasing over 100 artworks by 56 Artists with Disabilities from across India
The art exhibition with differences mesmerises the viewers. It makes them ponder beyond the normal from December 2-10, 2022, at Arpana Art Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts & Literature, Siri Fort Institutional Area, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi.
Beyond Limits-2022, the unique art exhibition organised by Family Of Disabled (FOD) at Arpana Art Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, makes the onlooker stop by to gaze at the works of art created by the people with disability which is an attempt to bring to the fore the abundant creativity that people with disabilities possess.
Fifty-six artists from India showcase their exclusive artworks in this annual art show. Artists from Assam, Delhi, Jammu, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra and more are exhibiting their artworks. This diversity is apparent from the wide variety of art one can see under a single roof.
The show is open for public view till December 10 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. It is a treat for art connoisseurs and enthusiasts. Beyond Limits provides opportunities to these professionally qualified artists who, though they have disabilities but are not limited by them, for their talent knows no limitation. Must visit to witness exquisite artworks- sculptures in bronze & marble, paintings on canvas & paper coming to life with water, poster, oil & acrylic colours and mixed media.
‘We do not promote artists on charity since we want people to visit Beyond Limits every year to get inspired and motivated by the art on display. This platform aims to provide financial support, public recognition and appreciation to the participating artists,” says Preeti Rajender Johar, head of FOD.
The exhibition was inaugurated on December 2, 2022, in the esteemed presence of Stuti Kacker, Former chairperson of NCPCR, MBL Bhargava, Trustee LetzDream Foundation, Ajeet Kaur Chairperson Academy of Fine Arts & Literature.
Family of Disabled (FOD) was founded in 1992 by Rajinder Johar after he developed quadriplegia (paralysis of all four limbs) and sustained an injury to his spinal cord. Most programmes are targeted at the economic independence of people with disabilities, especially those who cannot afford to support themselves on their own; the foundation provides a helping hand and training for their self-employment, education and assistive devices. The founder received 27 awards for his courage and selfless service. FOD runs a multi-purpose rehabilitation Centre- Unnati, for people with disabilities, offering training in IT, cutting & tailoring, upcycling, and newspaper pencil making, among other skill programmes.