Mumbai artist to head World Art Forum

Saturday, 28 June 2014 - 6:35am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

Former senior journalist Prakash Joshi puts India on global map

In an age where art knows no boundaries, Mumbai artist Prakash Joshi has been appointed as "ethics adviser and ambassador" by the World Citizen Artists (WCA) to raise awareness about global issues through art. His job will be to use art and have artists comment on various regional and international social issues such as environmental degradation, female infanticide, global warming, etc.

Joshi who has exhibited his work in India, USA, Turkey and other places is planning to get artists from all over the world join WCA and address important issues. He says, "My role as an ethics adviser is based on my experience as an artist and awareness about various complex contemporary issues about which general public should be made aware through the use of art - which goes beyond logic and touches hearts. I will be advising the organisation about various complex issues."

His work Being Strangers exhibited on the website touches upon the subject of refugees. He says, "Apart from socio-political reasons, climatic changes taking place in the 21st century due to human interference in nature is emerging as a significant cause for migration and refugee problems. It is bound to increase in coming years, and as an artist I express my concern and I appeal through my work for a sympathetic understanding of the issue, and people not to look at it from the point of view of them being strangers in the home."

How to join the WCA
Any artist can join the organisation after going through ethos of the organisation. The following link can be used if anyone is interested in knowing more about the organisation or joining the WCA

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