In a day and age of incessant corporate humdrum, the need for art is integral. With their core brand value as art and music, The Circle.Work Gurgaon, launched their foremost art proprietary ’ART Collective’- ‘Art at workplace- value and influence’ as the essence, on the 7th of February 2020.
The Circle.work- a design oriented co-work space located at HUDA metro station, brought together eclectic work of some of India’s celebrated artists with its gallery partner- Gallerie Splash. A curated art exhibit it has on display a mix of classic and contemporary art, mostly illustrating stories within and of India, by eminent artists like – Manu Parekh, Ramesh Gorjala, Lal Bahadur Singh, Roy K John, Vinita Dasgupta, Nagesh Ghodke and Lalu Prasad Shaw.
Reinstating The Circle’s mission of integrating the work space with art and music, the launch brought together country’s art historians, curators, educationists, artists, designers and influencers to join the panel discussion. The evening also witnessed a range of interesting conversation and discussions on the subject of ‘Integration of Art at workspaces and its influence’.
Here Is The What & Who Of ‘Art Collective’
Talking about the pervasive integration of art in life including workspaces, the panelists discussed some interesting subjects such as relevance and revival of Indian art and crafts, what their experience has been when it comes to interacting with corporates to curate their spaces. Furthermore, panellists also talked about focusing on how art makes one feel and the truth in it making the environment more vibrant and productive for employees. Myna Mukherjee pointed out at how art also helps corporates set a brand identity and illustrates what the company is all about and stands for.
The esteemed panel line up was just as inspirational-
Lipika Sud– India’s leading interior designer, Founder Director of Lipika Sud Interiors Pvt. Ltd and President of The Guild of Designers & Artists and International Executive Council Member of SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneurs Council (SCWEC);
Mridula Sharma– Editor-in-Charge, Living etc India, the coveted design magazine), and been associated with ‘Design Today’ (India Today Group, Indian edition of ‘Better Homes & Gardens’ (Media Transasia Group), and India’s oldest design magazine ‘Inside Out’.
Myna Mukherjee– Cultural producer, curator, and Founder/Director of Engendered, a New York/New Delhi based Transnational Arts and Human rights organisation, and listed heras one of the top 5 curators revolutionising the Indian art scene.
Divvya Nirula – Art Historian, Curator, Psychologist and Healer, (Director Art from Us.
Sasi Menon -Former Dean, School of Fashion and Design, GD Goenka University. He is a noted alumni of the prestigious National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
Rohit Raj Mehndiratta – Founder and Partner of Studio VanRO- an independent multidisciplinary design and research organization based in New Delhi , working in the domain of architecture, urbanism and art.
The COO & Founders Speak….
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Rajiv Bathla, Business Head and COO, TheCircle.work said, “The genesis of this property is the brainchild of our founder -Karanpal Singh’s philosophy around Art, which allows all aspects of one’s life to blend with art and all its forms, whether its work, live or play. Art and music are a core brand value of The Circle.Work; a hub for new-age and like-minded professionals, it is a curated space to work from. With an unparalleled design approach our philosophy is hence well woven into the interiors, offering a distinct ambience which plays a catalyst to new ideas, creativity and collaborations. Having successfully integrated our workspace with fluid aspects of art, food and palatable music, The Circle’s Art Collective is our endeavor to further echo our brand values with our community and present a platform to art, artists and the conversations around it”
He further added,”We are delighted to partner with Gallerie Splash on this occasion , since it is an art enthusiast’s galore that Srijeeth and Jinoy founded 20 years ago. Today, it represents some of the biggest names from the pool and it is our pleasure to host them here today.”
Also sharing the excitement were Sreejith and Jinoy, Founders, Gallerie Splash… “Gallerie Splash has been in the business for 2 decades now. Earlier art was not something that was discussed often or casually. We have seen our corporate clientele grow with time. Earlier it was just some HNIs or millionaires collecting art for their home, as an interest. With time and
the (high) cost at which art pieces are valued today, has really driven the market upwards.”
The exhibit is open for all till the 15th of February 2020
So head to The Circle.Work and imbibe some arty vibes at HUDA City Centre, Sec 29, 5th Floor, Gurgaon