‘Sustain by Cartist’ Upcycling used cars into furniture
‘Jaipur, 5th September.’ This unique initiative ‘Sustain by Cartist’ is all about the old vehicles which have become junk and which are thrown in the junk or those old vehicles which have been fully utilized. Every part of the vehicle like the tyre, grille, hood, seat etc. is used to make furniture and decoration items in this exhibition.
These scrap parts are used to create artworks to inspire all the new artists to make them into an art form using such materials. This unique initiative ‘Sustain by Cartist’ was organized in Rajasthan for a month. will be extended to 33 districts.
Workshops and exhibitions will be organized in all districts in collaboration with local artisans. This initiative will help in creating awareness for sustainability, recycling and upcycling in the face of climate change. This was stated by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Government of Rajasthan, Dr B.D. Kalla during the inauguration of the ‘Sustain by Cartist’ art exhibition at Alankar Gallery of Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK).
The Director-General, JKK, Smt. Mugdha Sinha; Additional Director General (Administration), JKK, Dr Anuradha Gogia and Founder of Cartist, Mr Himanshu Jangid were also present.
Cartist in association with Jawahar Kala Kendra has launched the ‘Sustain by Cartist’ 9-day exhibition – an initiative to promote upcycling of auto parts using used car parts and automotive waste and curate designer furniture. The exhibition will be held till September 12.
Smt. Mugdha Sinha said that Jawahar Kala Kendra is extremely happy that the ‘Sustain by Cartist’ exhibition is being displayed on this premises. This initiative comes at a time when climate issues like floods and rising temperatures are coming to the fore and society is looking for means to conserve our resources and keep the earth safe.
This exhibition is a unique display of art and decor items using junk. People should buy only what they need. Recycling is very important to protect the environment.
Founder, Cartist, Mr Himanshu Jangid said that climate change is currently the biggest issue in the world. About 20 million cars are junk and there is no way of knowing where to take and dispose of these old vehicles. ‘Sustain by Cartist’ by Cartist is the solution to this issue. Local artists and their craftsmanship have been involved to create these magnificent artworks, thereby providing them employment opportunities.
‘Sustain by Cartist Exhibition’
Upcycling is one of the most important ways to reduce the impact of waste on the earth, whether we are buying clothes, household items or even our home furniture. This effort – Sustain by Cartist is an initiative as a solution to convert old cars into furniture involving artists and craftsmen of India and also the vanishing artists.
All the curated furniture created through Upcycled Auto Parts has been given a unique Indian name to connect with our culture, which aims to help people adopt a sustainable way of living. Just as the meaning of the pillar is ‘Pillar’ which shows its beauty by standing upright. Side table includes crankshaft, flywheel, wood plank and miniature art form.
Chowki means a down seat or stool, the main utility is for seating used in traditional Indian homes. The seat is given a facelift by local artisans using shock absorbers and hand weaving. The gaddi symbolizes the throne, a royal seat of kings and queens. The chair is handcrafted from car pillars and the gold leaf making has been fabricated by the craftsmen