The month-long exhibition ‘Theater of E. Alkazi’ which began on 27 March concluded today with a curatorial walk through attended by around 30 people at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK). The walk through was conducted by the exhibition curator, Amal Allana.
Designed by Nissar Allana, the exhibition was organised with the support of Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan.During the walk Amal informed that the exhibition was a retrospective of Ebrahim Alkazi’s theater work, spanning a period of 50 years. The exhibition featured multiple rooms of rare photographs, objects, archival documents, models of stage sets and used a multimedia approach to exposing Alkazi’s vision and ideas.Amal further informed that Alkazi’s work from the 1940’s and 1950’s was showcased for the first time at this exhibition. This work has rarely been seen anywhere in India and brings a vast treasure of archival material into the public domain.
The exhibition was on display at the refurbished Museum Galleries of Jawahar Kala Kendra. These Galleries are equipped with state of the art lighting systems matching international gallery standards.Alkazi is a legendary figure of Indian theater whose remarkable achievements have earned him the Padma Vibhushan, among a vast number of Lifetime Achievement Awards.