Athwaas (literally translates to Handshake from Kashmiri) is a project initiated and executed by Omar Hafiz, a development practitioner from Kashmir. The project aims to engage young Indian artists and promote peace and solidarity through art.
Athwaas was organised independently. Gallerie One features this project as a part of our online art exhibition - To Art is to Resist - showcasing artworks produced by artists in response to ongoing crisis in Kashmir.
“We are artists, we come from different cultures, different states ,different religions but with one common thing: that is we are humans; We don’t know any other language of expressing; Our solidarity with people of Kashmir. So here we paint our thoughts in solidarity with people of Kashmir with a hope that it will reach to them in same context as we paint it.”
"Let’s pray for peace in Kashmir.”
We continue to accept submissions from artists based anywhere in the world. The exhibition will also feature independent projects. Send your entries or details of your project to: [email protected]