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Joint Indo-Omani exhibition to begin this week at Omani Society for Fine Arts
September 21, 2019 | 8:34 PM
by Times News Service
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Muscat: A joint exhibition featuring the works of Indian and Omani artists will be held at the Omani Society for Fine Arts from September 25 to 28, 2019.

The event features the collaboration of the Embassy of India in the Sultanate of Oman, which is contributing to this event as part of developing better cultural ties between India and Oman, as well as the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the Indian Social Club in Oman, though it’s recently-formed Rangrez artists group.

A statement from the Indian embassy said, “As part of this Exhibition, 5 eminent artists each from Oman and India will be exhibiting their work.

“Further, Indian artists residing in Oman and Indo-Omani artists will also participate.



The aim of the exhibition is to showcase the continued strong cultural linkages between India and Oman which go back thousands of years.

“India and Oman have always enjoyed close and friendly relations that have evolved into a comprehensive strategic partnership under the visionary leadership of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said,” added the embassy. “Strong people to people contacts provide the foundation for this partnership.



The visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Oman in February 2018 has provided a fresh impetus to the relationship.”

The Exhibition will display the works of renowned artists Prakash Bal Joshi, Sachin George Sebastian, Sujith SN, Swati Pasari, and Sunoj D from India.

Omani artists represented include Essa Al Mifragi, Mohammed Al Balushi, Naila Al Mamari, Kholood Al Shaepi, Nadia Al Balushi, and Radhika Hemlai from Oman.

Indian artists resident-in-Oman are also represented by Tarini Agarwal (who will also serve as the curator of the exhibition), Sushmita Gupta, Debjani Bharadwaj, Kanak Mitra and Komal Talati.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on 25 September at the premises of Omani Society for Fine Arts, Al Sarooj, at 7.30 pm.

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