Thursday, November 19, 2009
Art Exhibition schedule /Talks
Preview 15-16 December 2009, Red Earth Gallery
ABS Towers, Old Padra Road, Vadodara - 390007. India.
December 22-28, 2009 Open Palm Court Gallery
India Habitat Centre,Lodhi Road,New Delhi, India 110003
Opening reception 23rd December, 5-8pm, Artists will be present.
January 12-18, 2010
Nehru Art Centre,Dr. Annie Besant Road
Worli, Mumbai, India 400018
Opening Reception 12th December 5-8pm
Forum for Contemporary Theory December 31, 2009 4:00pm
shelly Jyoti Lecture“The Politics of Indigo:Revisting India’s Torrid Colonial past”
Laura Kina Lecture - "Diaspora on Devon Ave: Stitching South Asian/Jewish Intersections"
Centre for Contemporary Theory and General Semantics
C-304 Siddhi Vinayak Complex,Framji Road, Baroda-390 007
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
An Installation: 'Homage:Woeful tales of Champaran farmers 1917-18'
My work is centered on historical iconographic elements within the cultural context of Indian history. In the below installations,I am exploring and constructing the hermeneutics of period history of indigo farmers living in Deltaic region who were forced and coierced to 'tintankha' land revenue system which eventually led to deaths and suicides till Mahatma Gandhi intervened in 1917 to begin his first non-violence movement in India after his victorious fight against racilaism in South Africa.
There are 86 indigo printed discs with buttons in the center symbolising the woeful tales of each farmer and the buttons symbolises the colonisers and their coercion to grow indigo plant.
My present body of work 'Indigo Narratives'2009 draw upon India’s colonial past but are also engaged with contemporary economic interchanges.