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Pankha: A Collection of Hand Fans from the Indian Subcontinent and Beyond by Artist Shri Jatin Das

Start Date 26 May 2018
End Date 24 June 2018
Venue Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
Location New Delhi, India

IGNCA hosts the exhibition in collaboration with Jatin Das Centre of Art (JDCA).

A unique collection of Pankhas, traditional hand fans, will be exhibited at IGNCA. It features fans and related objects such as paintings, prints and films selected from the vast collection of eminent artist Jatin Das. The artist’s collection began with a single hand fan gifted to him from a friend and has grown over the past four decades to over 5,000 fans into a world-class archive, possibly the largest collection of its kind. The month-long exhibition will also feature demonstrations by traditional craftspeople, fan-making workshops for children and traditional performances at the venue.

Under Bal Jagat, IGNCA is organizing two workshops on June 10 and 17, 2018 from 10 am to 1 pm at Bal Jagat area CV mess.

In these workshops the collector of Pankha Exhibition Shri Jatin Das will lead the visitors and children throughout the exhibition and share his personal experience of making this unique collection. There will also be a workshop with craftsman and shri siddhartha Das on Basketry and Fan making. A story telling session by Ms India Mukherjee has also been organised.

Visit to Pankha Exhibition and Theatre  Workshop Undr Bal Jagat Ignca.