Date: 25th February 2020
Venue: Anant Art, Bikaner House, New Delhi.
The exhibition will be on view until 15th March 2020 from 10:30AM to 6:30PM (All days)
Storytelling is one of the most basic human tendencies. Earlier, art was essentially narratives depicting stories from religion, mythology and legends, historical junctures and literature. Art became the signifier of power and patronage. Today with the changing socio-political landscape and the dominance of social media as the most powerful mode of communication, the dynamics of narration has changed. Seemingly, every aspect of life is a potential subject for commentary or debate and the idea of personal space has diminished altogether. The upside of this occurrence is that it has created a democratic platform for sharing viewpoints. Unscrupulous politics and transgressions can be challenged/confronted leading to greater scope for amendment.
The exhibition contributes to the act of collecting stories within the space of contemporary art production. It will examine how artists have devised new ways to update the age-old quest of storytelling. These new narrative frames will highlight the roles that each of us plays, both as authors and readers. The exhibition hopes to bring together paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, videos and more.
Abhishek Narayan Verma, Afrah Shafiq (video installation), Aishwaryan Kumaran, Amritah Sen, Debadyuti Saha, Digbijayee Khatua, Ekta Singha, Gopa Trivedi, Jignasha Ojha, Laxmipriya Panigrahi, Pappu Bardhan, Riddhi Vasoya, Suchender P.