Yusaf Arakkal art exhibition, an exhibition of Paintings by (late) Yusaf Arakkal, a noted artist. The exhibition inaugurated on 01 Dec 2016 at 05.00 pm is organised by Kerala Lalithakala Akademi.
Time: 11.00 am-07.00 pm; Venue: Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, Kozhikode / Calicut, Kerala
The Bengaluru-based contemperory artist Yusaf Arakkal was born in Kerala in 1945. He established himself in the art world and was an exceptional artist. Yusaf had won several awards & acknowledgements for his works including the national award and silver medal at the Florence International Biennale of Contemporary Art . He had participated may exhibitions nationally and internationally. His works are in many private and institutional collections all over the world. Yusaf Arakkal passed away on 4 October 2016 at Bangalore.
Kerala Lalithakala Akademi
Kerala Lalithakala Akademi, an autonomous cultural organization of the Government of Kerala, was established with the objective of conserving and promoting visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, and graphics.
Headquartered at Thrissur, the cultural capital of Kerala, it has art galleries around the State including Thiruvananthapuram, Kilimanoor, Kayamkulam, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Kodungalloor, Nedumbassery, Kaladi, Malampuzha, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Thalassery,Kanjangadu and Mananthavaadi. The Akademi also promotes research and publication. Recently, the akademi introduced ‘Moving Art Gallery’ with a goal to popularize the visual arts by reaching out to the general public. www.lalithkala.org