Looking Glass: the Existence of Difference
At Religare Arts, Max Mullar Bhavan , British Council and American Centre on October 1.Curated by Gayatri Sinha, the Exhibition compliments the volume Voices of change: 20 Contemporary Artists, a Marg Publication supported by Religare Arts and Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation.
The Exhibition held to coincide with the Commonwealth Games acknowledges the present generation of Contemporary Indian artist. These include Baiju Parthan,N. Pushpamala,Jayashree Chakravarty ,Bharti Kher, Subodh Gupta, Shibu Natesan, Anju Dodiya, Atul Dodiya, Surendran Nair, NN Rimzon, Anita Dube, Nataraj Sharma, Sudershan Shetty, Bose Krishnamachari, NS Harsha, Jagannath Panda, Jitish Kallat, Shilpa Gupta, TV Santhosh, Riyas komu.
Working in diverse media such as sculptural installation, photography, painting and large scale sculpture, we can see some outstanding examples of the work of this generation. The range of issues that they address includes the expanding city, revisitation of mythology in the context of modern India, mass construction and its effects, violence in South and Central Asia. With humour and insight, through multiple devices they address some of the complexity of our social polity.
The exhibition is supported by the British Council which will be the site of a large sculpture by Nataraj Sharma. It is also co-partnered by the Max Mueller Bhavan where photo based works by Jitish Kallat and Baiju Parthan and Shilpa Gupta’s sculptural installation made entirely of take away soaps will be on view.
The exhibition on October 1 will also mark the release of the book Voices of Change: 20 Contemporary Artists. The writers involved represent a newer generation of writers and critics based in India and abroad. Each essay is accompanied by an artist interview, thus documenting their concerns in a mid career practice.