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Rock stars of the New Stone Age.

THE possibility of a time machine might still be in question, but with Rock Art 2012 your chance to travel back in time and view artworks of the Michelangelos and Picassos of Stone Age will come true.

Rock Art 2012, which has been organised by Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts ( IGNCA) along with Ministry of Culture, will feature International Conference Rock Art as well as two exhibitions and workshops.

The festival, which will focus the recent developments in rock art research, aims to create general awareness about rock art," said B L Malla, Project Director, International Rock Art' Festival.

Dipali Khanna, Member Secretary, IGNCA adds, " The conference will feature 22 scholars from 16 countries." The highlight of the exhibition will be a replica of Madhya Pradesh's Bhimbetka caves that has been divided into five zones dedicated to different regions of the country. The second installation will be dedicated to international rock art and will also feature, among others, the bull paintings of Spain and actual instruments used to create the art.

The workshops will feature demonstrations by artists involved in art forms such as Saura, Warli and Rathwa . -- By Srijani Ganguly ' Rock Art 2012' will be held at IGNCA, Janpath, till January 2013

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