Beyond Limits 2021: Exhibition showcasing artworks by 66 specially abled artists from across India

'Beyond Limits-2021', the art exhibition has been organised by Family Of Disabled (FOD) in Delhi, showcasing over 100 exclusive original artworks by 66 artists from all across India

Painting by Hardeep Singh Kalsi (artist)
Painting by Hardeep Singh Kalsi (artist)
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On the occasion of World Disability Day which falls on December 3, 'Family of Disabled (FOD), an organisation focusing on the well-being of the specially abled, has organised its annual art exhibition 'Beyond Limits-2021', at Arpana Art Gallery, Siri Fort Institutional Area, in Delhi. The exhibition will showcase over 100 exclusive original artworks by 66 artists from all across India- Assam, Delhi, Jammu, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, etc, It will be inaugurated by Geeta Chandran, Padmashree and noted Bharatnatyam dancer on December 2. Ajeet Cour, celebrated Punjabi fiction writer and Padmashri; Rajiv Chandran, Director for UN Information Centre for India and Arpana Caur, an artist of international repute will also be present at the inauguration.

Painting by Hardeep Singh Kalsi (artist)
Painting by Hardeep Singh Kalsi (artist)

Beyond Limits 2021, offering huge variety of art under one roof will remain open till December 12 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. It is a treat for art connoisseurs and aficionados. It is unique platform available to these professionally qualified specially abled artists. The exhibition will showcase exquisite artworks- sculptures in bronze & fiber, assemblage, canvas & paper coming to life with water, oil & acrylic colours, mixed media, collage work, woodcut & leather.

With a belief that art is a medium to give creative expression to one’s inner feelings and the world one sees around, FOD introduced Beyond Limits in 2001 and have benefited numerous specially abled artists in reaching out to people with their imagination and creativity. This platform also provides financial support, public recognition and appreciation to the participating artists.

Rajinder Johar, founder, FOD, says, “We do not promote artists on charitable grounds. Only good quality artworks are displayed in the exhibition, so that people don’t buy once for charity but visit the annual exhibition every year to own good quality art. The sale proceeds go to the artists motivating them further to reach greater heights.”

Painting by Hardeep Singh Kalsi (artist)
Painting by Hardeep Singh Kalsi (artist)

Family of Disabled (FOD)

FOD was founded in 1992 by Rajinder Johar, after he became quadriplegic (paralysis of all the four limbs) sustaining an injury to his spinal cord. It caters to the pressing needs of people with disabilities by offering them those facilities which hitherto have been non-existent. Majority of the programmes are targeted at those people who cannot afford to sustain themselves on their own- Providing self-employment, sponsoring education, providing assistive devices to aid their daily living, etc

FOD was also featured in Satyamev Jayate in their programme highlighting disability issues. It is running a multi-purpose rehabilitation Centre- Unnati for people with disabilities offering trainings in IT, cutting & tailoring, upcycling, etc.

The exhibition can be visited from December 2-12, 2021 at Arpana Art Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts & Literature, Siri Fort Institutional Area, Khel Gaon Marg, New Delhi

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