• KrishnaKriti 2018

The Krishnakriti Foundation

Krishnakriti was incorporated in the year 2003 with the support of The Kalakriti Art Gallery and The Lahoti Foundation, The mission of the foundation is to promote the cause of art and culture to Hyderabad, India and beyond. The foundation conducts a number of activities towards achieving its mission.

Krishnakriti Foundation is a part of the Kalakriti India brand.

Kalakriti India is an umbrella brand whose mission is to acquire, preserve and promote the art of Indian origin or art that features India as the subject.

Kalakriti India is formed of independent SPV companies that have unique identities and purpose, yet interconnected and working towards the common purpose set by the parent brand.

Kalakriti India comprises of fine art gallery, new art gallery, archives of rare photos and antique maps, alfresco Dining in art environment, art based premium lifestyle products retail and manufacturing facilities.

Krishnakriti Festival 2018

The Krishnakriti Festival is the biggest cultural Festival in Hyderabad and 2018 will mark its 15th anniversary. The Festival, established by The Kalakriti Art Gallery and the Lahoti Foundation draws over 5000 visitors each year at multiple venues spread across the city. It is the first modern, contemporary art festival which has kept Hyderabad on the global art map. Krishnakriti is focused around bringing in the best artistic talent from across the world for Hyderabad audiences.

The 2018 Krishnakriti festival will be themed around maps and cartography – a lifeline that describes cityscapes and landscapes and is somewhat at the cross-section of art and science. Designed with art exhibitions, workshops, art talks, discussions, digital-multimedia shows and performances, Krishna Kriti 2018 will be a unique amalgam of science and the arts, another characteristic of the city of Hyderabad where culture mingles with technology easily.

A special highlight of the 2018 festival will be the unveiling of the Munn Maps (A set of over 300 maps of the city of Hyderabad commissioned by the Nizam during the devastating floods in early 1900s) on the Google Art Project which is a special initiative of the Google company to promote world art and heritage.

The Festival will also host a dramatic exhibition on historic maps and cartography, featuring over 75 rare objects from the collection of Prshant Lahoti Maps Collection.

An array of contemporary art shows by artists inspired from the idea of mapping will add a modern twist. Hands-on workshops on using modern mapping tools will be an exciting new addition this year.

View Krishnakriti Festival 2018 Programme Schedule

ART EXHIBITIONS

Mapping Frontiers curated by Lina Vincent Sunish and Mapping the City curated by Nirmala Biluka
Goethe Zentrum, Allianz Francaise and Kalakriti Art Gallery
January 4-20, 2018
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Space-Time and Place: The Culture of Indian Maps

Telangana State Gallery of Fine Art, Kavuri Hills, Hyderabad
January 6-25, 2018
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Go Playces (Hyderabad)
by Orijit Sen
Telangana State Gallery of Fine Art, Kavuri Hills, Hyderabad
January 6-25, 2018
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Launch of Leonard Munn Maps of Hyderabad on Google Art Project
curated by Fareeda Farsana
Telangana State Gallery of Fine Art
Kavuri Hills, Hyderabad
January, 6, 2018; 10:30 am to 11:30 am
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WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND ART TALKS

International Seminar on Survey, Mapping and Cartography
Telangana State Gallery of Fine Art, Kavuri Hills, Hyderabad January 6, 2018 Register and Book Complimentary Pass
Workshop on The Environmental Atlas of India
By Dr Rahul Chopra
January 6, 2018; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Spatial Histories of India: Historical maps and GIS
By Dr Devdutta Tengshe
January 7, 2018; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Kalakriti Art Gallery
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Panel Discussion on Cultural Financing in India

January 5, 2018; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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Panel Discussion on Urban Cityscape and Culture
curated by Sita Reddy

January 7, 2018; 5:00 to 6:00 pm


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Yes Global Institute’s Networking India Session on Curating Experiences through Urban Mapping Telangana State Gallery of Fine Art, Kavuri Hills, Hyderabad Open to all. Please join us for Tea and Refreshments after the discussion.

January 7, 2018, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm

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Guided Walk in the Exhibition Space-Time, Place: The Culture of Indian Maps
by Prshant Lahoti Telangana State Gallery of Fine Art, Kavuri Hills, Hyderabad


January, 7 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

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Release of the book on Topographical Survey of River Hoogly and Illustrated Talk on Ganga: Physical and Cultural Geography by Shakeel Hossain
State Art Gallery Auditorium, Hyderabad
Januray 7, 2018; 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Register and Book Complimentary pass

HERITAGE WALKS

FILM SCREENINGS

CULTURAL PROGRAMMES