10 artists brought out creative imagery of Sachin Tendulkar’s cricket career. They have several interaction with cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar forms the subject matter of “Diconstructed Innings”, an exhibition conceptualised by Kiran Desai and co-curated by Veerangana Solanki at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) here.
The exhibition is a collaboration of NGMA and Ten Arts will continue till September 7.“It is a rare blend of sports and art for which Ten Arts was created and Ten Artsand Sachin commences our first platform, informs Kiran Desai. “Ingenuity and inventiveness, just as Tendular’s game, has provided these artists a field to conceptualise images in several mediums of art to look back on the journey of the Little Master to the Master Blaster,” explains Desai.
Sachin Tendulkar has given Ten bats to the artists who have drawn their thoughts on them. One of the interesting asthetic display of some the one-rupee coins that Sachin earned often from his childhood coach Ramakant Achrekar for his “not-outs” during his practice session, or the unique display of his exciting 100s across the world along with his 100th Century in Test bearing Sachin’s autograph. As sculptural istallations, photos and drawinings mark Remem Chopra’s “City of Dreams” that have mattered for the achiever, G.R. Iranna’s satire has 35 people from all walks of life seen as fielders trying to see Sachin get “out” of the limelight.
What indeed takes the cake are Manjunath Kamat’s “Arriving of Cricket God” in a blend of Indian calendar art, Nathdwara paintings, German Oleographs and Renaissance Art where little Sachin is being watched by divine beings!
But this status is what Sachin achieved after being one amongst the gully cricket players in crowded Mumbai streets and this is what Sunil Gawde has superbly cut out for us to see and enjoy!