Rema from Unity Pavilion , and one of the key persons in the whole Febraury fundraiser Art for Land talks about the motives, and main idea behind it. As she says, there are still pieces of land in Auroville Master Plan area which need to be bought for plan to be completed.
Last year they have tried with the auction Art for Land for the first time, and since the results were not so encouraging, this year the whole thing is going on for the full month of the February with accompanied events – from culture to Marathon and market. All the proceedings from the events , and from the auction are going toward purchase of the missing plots of the AV land in Master Plan area.
This year over 60 artist donated their work, and at Unity Pavilion are on display over 300 art works.
Among others there are art works by artist who were trained by The Mother, or touched by The Mother or from the Mother’s trunk.
Organizing the exhibition, and events is all in the hands of volunteers without any money compensation, and the raised money goes directly to Unity Fund, which will allocated it in March towards the land purchase, and all the numbers will be published.
Rema also explain the bidding process, and one can see the art works, and still place the bid on