Space 118 is pleased to extend its digital platform to the Final Year MFA students at Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Baroda. A culmination of two years of their Postgraduate course in the studio practice disciplines of Painting, Sculpture, and Printmaking- the display marks a milestone in the journey of the young artists. Months of intense work with studios abuzz till late at night leads to the show. Almost every corner of the campus is transformed into an exhibition space. After the jury meet gets over, there is a festive air, when the show opens to the public and visitors throng the campus of one of India’s premier arts institution.

This year has been different. In the light of the global pandemic and the lockdown that followed, the physical studio spaces are not available. Space 118 is proud to support the students in this most unprecedented of times and continue its mission of building an ecosystem of support within the arts.

In hosting the MSU Final Year students exhibition digitally, we are thrilled to recognize the diversity of their practices and nurture them from an early stage by providing a platform through which their works can reach newer and a more expanded set of audiences.

We would sincerely like to thank Indrapramit Roy, Associate Professor of Painting and Prof. N.G. Bagodi, The Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU of Baroda, for spearheading this effort. We would also like to acknowledge the tireless efforts of all students who helped in putting this together: Ritesh Khowal, Shubham Kumar, Madhurjya Dey, Arpan Sadhukhan, Avinash Bhishnurkar, Naphisabiang Khongwar, Hardik Chavda and a special mention to Poorvi Sultania.

When it became obvious that it would be impossible to have the physical show of the graduating students of Painting,Sculpture and Printmaking like every year we were in a quandary. Saloni Doshi of Space 118 came forward with the most generous offer to host the final year display on her established digital platform. It solved many problems in one fell swoop. I would like to thank her on behalf of the students and the Faculty for her timely offer, her thoughtfulness and the time and resources invested in this initiative. It is a fabulous opportunity for our students to reach the audiences democratically beyond borders. Welcome and enjoy the show!

Indrapramit Roy
Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, MSU, Baroda

I extend my sincere thanks to Space 118 for hosting this virtual display of studio practice based students’ works. This would definitely provide a wonderful platform for showcasing their diverse approaches for an art audience and provide great help in their future endeavours. We all really appreciate this initiative to support our students in these difficult times.

N.G. Bagodi
Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts. MSU, Baroda

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