Marking spiritual thinker J Krishnamurti’s 125th birth year, Krishnamurti Foundation of India (KFI) will premiere an exhibition that pays tribute to his life and teachings.
To spread his work, KFI, in collaboration with the schools run by it and the study centres, will be holding an exhibition from February 1 to 8 at Vasanta Vihar in Raja Annamalai Puram. The event will feature curated walks, book launch, concert and talks on the spiritual leader at the venue and is an attempt to use art and architecture as a vehicle to engage the viewers on his teachings.
“In the past, the focus of the Foundation was dissemination through talks, dialogues, videos, sale of books and retreats. This was done largely through referrals by people who are familiar with Krishnamurti. After more than three decades of his departing, there has come into being a new generation of people who are perhaps not acquainted either with the teacher or his teachings. Therefore, it is felt that Foundation should endeavour to introduce and make available Krishnamurti’s vision of life to a new and wider audience, who may find that this timeless teaching is also very contemporary and relevant to their personal lives. This exhibition is part of a series of initiatives from the Foundation to commemorate the 125th anniversary. The intention is to reach audiences who may not be familiar with Krishnamurti or his teaching. It was decided to conceptualise an experiential exhibition to immerse audiences to Krishnamurti’s teaching in themes like love, relationship, death, violence, etc, which are the root cause of all anxieties and conflicts,” says SP Kandaswamy, Secretary of KFI.
Making teachings available in various forms of the digital platforms is another endeavour that is being planned by the Foundation members.