Known for his leading explorations with futurism in the world of Web3, artist Kunel Gaur is the brains behind one of the fastest growing independent creative agencies in the world. In his recent endeavour with Hefty Art he is opening up an opportunity for young creatives to explore and create interpretations of colonial impact; in the past, present and possible future.
Project Kollur2147 is a curious inquiry and curation of the opportunities and collateral damage all the way into 2147, 200 years after independence. Using Koh-i-noor as a muse, artists will be channelling the iconic shape of the diamond to reimagine India through 16 distinct facets which can be explored in depth on their website.
Found in the Kollur mines, the Koh-i-noor or the ‘Mountain of Light’ diamond symbolises all that was looted from India during centuries of colonialism. The iconic shape of the diamond lends itself to artists to visualise different realities of the rule. Artists can use themes like futurism, dystopia, fiction, positivity or any other areas that fit their idea better.
Part of the proceeds from the project will be donated to the 'Crayon' initiative run by the Rouble Nagi Art Foundation. Which uplifts artists and communities who cannot exhibit due to financial or physical restrictions.
Apply for Project Kollur2147 here.
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