Lalit Kala Akademi (National Academy of Arts), an apex and autonomous body funded by Ministry of Culture, has been organizing Triennale-India since 1968 in the capital city of India, New Delhi, every three years.
The Triennale-India is open to all countries and around forty countries from around the globe participate in the event bringing a range of contemporary art works by some of the well-known artists from different cultures on a common platform. An exhibition of Indian works, selected by a panel of commissioners from different parts of the country, is also held as a part of the Triennial.
An international jury consisting of experts from India and elsewhere for each Triennale selects the ten best works for ten awards. Each award consists of a cash prize together with a memento and a certificate. These awards are given for outstanding works by participating artists from India and abroad. The people of India made art and aesthetics an inalienable part of the national perception.
Lalit Kala Akademi strove consistently to uphold this process. Indian people’s love for art knows no bound. The people in Indian villages wholeheartedly respond to the various art traditions, which they have inherited and cultivated over the years. At the same time Lalit Kala Akademi wanted Indian artists to be aware about the innovative developments and experimentation in the field of visual art the world over while preserving and advancing its spiritual and cultural heritage, so as to make an effective contribution towards the harmonious development of the mankind. In order to uphold the cause of international understanding, the Lalit Kala Akademi took a decision to organise an international exhibition Triennale-India every three years in the national capital of India to give recognition to significant work of art done all over the world.
Triennale-India is a mosaic consisting of many textures, hues and colours representing the universal flavour of beauty. This rich mosaic of creativity includes various discipline like graphics, sculptures and paintings encompassed within an intangible quality of universalism and is open to public in the premises of the Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi. The mingling of numerous creative streams joins the river of human brotherhood in search of eternal ocean of truth and beauty.
This event provides a forum to the people for a cultural interaction at an international level and also help to develop love for art and beauty. This event exhorts the people to explore the possibilities of aesthetic exchange of ideas and develop love for art and beauty. The Triennale-India was conceived by Dr. Mulk Raj Anand, the then Chairman of the Lalit Kala Akademi and was first organised in New Delhi in 1968.Source: www.lalitkala.gov.in