Crosses, rockets and skulls. Women as goddesses and temptresses. Deities and demons. Snakes and swords. Haute Couture logos and masterpieces of Western art
These are some of the recurrent "icons" that inhabit the funny, witty, cerebral, at times charmingly disarming artworks that make up "Iconolasts & Iconodules".
Images of birth and destruction, of worship and irreverence, of consumerism and high art alike are brought together in this exhibition which, by combining often opposing elements, aims at creating sometimes messy, yet inspired possibilities.
The show features a group of 16 Indian and International artists who, through diverse cultural backgrounds, angles, styles and media, use "iconic", easily recognizable images to comment and in some cases make sharp criticisms of the very establishments that generated those icons.