21 October, 2020

Glocal Village

High priest of design, Rajeev Sethi, now takes his skills all the way to Hanover, Germany

Glocal Village

Known variously back home as artist manque, patron saint of street puppeteers, godfather of local artisans and high priest of design who finds his natural habitat at cultural dos, Rajeev Sethi is back in the news. He has erected a shrine to the new humanity in cool, faraway Germany and decorated it with the functional art of people whose only access to visibility is through people like himself.

Sethi is the first South Asian to be invited by the German government to design a pavilion for its international Millennium Expo 2000 that is on till the end of October in Hanover - a lower Saxony small town famous for its annual fairs and exhibitions. After being the voice of craftsmen, folk artists and others similarly invested with ‘indigenous’ talents by putting together cultural fests, Sethi’s organisational skills have once again captured the attention of the fair-going world.

What highlights Sethi’s achievement (thanks also to his legendary association with Festivals of India, Trade Fairs and other sundry India projects)...



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