Vacheron Constantin and Tasveer open the exhibition 'Divine Moments' by Raghu Rai
September 18, 2012: Prestigious haute horlogerie manufacturer Vacheron Constantin, recently supported the art of photography through its association with Tasveer in India, and opened the exhibition ‘Divine Moments’ by Raghu Rai at the Stainless Art Gallery, New Delhi.
The exhibition began with a tour of the uniquely presented five senses room. The Smell Room had placed some fragrant tea leaves like Mango Tea, Chocolate tea and more, leading to the Taste Room which was adorned by a large photograph of mango trees by Mr Rai. As you look at it, down a shot of aam panna which is served in the room. Next is the Sight Room where peepholes gave a view of massive portraits of Indira Gandhi and Two Old Men. The most soulful, though, is the Sound Room, which was again dominated by a large photograph of a young Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia playing a flute. Sounds of his music creation emanated from the room which mesmerized you more than anything else. This culminates in the last room where Vacheron Constantin had displayed its fantastic collection of watches. Another intriguing display was that of their calibers, which hung carefully, and aesthetically, from the ceiling. Mr Yassin Tag, Brand Manager, Middle East & India, Vacheron Constantin, said, “Looking at a mechanical watch that you own brings up a lot of emotions every time you look at it. It was that same passion that we wanted to express and share through these five rooms.”
These five rooms then give way to the expansive exhibition of Mr Rai’s photography marvels. His first photograph of a baby donkey elicited only praises while the one of Mrs Indira Gandhi on the Himalayas gave a candid shot of this magnificent lady. A photograph of Mother Teresa soothing a child melted hearts while one of construction workers made guests realize the hard work that goes onto creating a city. Among these photographs, Mr Rai stood humbly, as he interacted with one and all.
The exhibition will be held till September 25, 2012 in New Delhi and thereafter the complete range of photographs from the exhibition will travel across with Tasveer to its partner galleries in Mumbai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad.