There exists cultural links and socio-political similarities between Kerala and Nepal, including a history of migrant labour. “Memories of Home” Siddhartha Art Foundation represents the exodus of people due to ecological and social displacement and a lack of economic opportunity.
In the early 90s, Ritu Sarin, Tenzing Sonam and Natasha Ginwala, began to document Tibet’s armed struggle against the Chinese invasion, inspired by Tenzing’s father, (late) Lhamo Tsering, a leader of the resistance. This remastered documentary with material from Tsering's archives is a richer mosaic of this story.
Geographies of Imagination is a research project that reimagines cartographic histories of six centuries of enslavement, displacement of communities and individuals in the Malabar littoral across Karachi, Kochi, Hamburg, Chemnitz, Nuremberg, Munich, Lahore, Leipzig and Cairo.
Bhumi was initiated in Balia, Bangladesh during the lockdown by Gidree Bawlee Foundation of Arts, supported by Durjoy Bangladesh Foundation.Local craftspersons worked with artist Kamruzzaman Shadhin to create installations using local materials and agricultural practices.
The Communities of Choice is an invited exhibition of lens-based projects on identity and belonging by artists from India and Wales, organized by the Chennai Photo Biennale Foundation and FfotoGallery, supported by India-UK Together (British Council), Season of Culture Program.
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art presents the first showing of Jitish Kallat’s installation Covering Letter (2012) in Southern India. The words from a historic letter written by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler just weeks before World War II, take shape on a curtain of cascading fog.
How to reappear: Through the quivering leaves of independent publishing III represents an ongoing research on the field of publishing, its form, language and access. It reflects on alternative publishing practices that creatively lure hardened practices to introspect.
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art presents Tangled Hierarchy-2, curated by Jitish Kallat. It features a collection of five humble yet remarkable used envelopes addressed to Mahatma Gandhi, with his handwritten notes addressed to Mountbatten a day before the announcement of the Partition.
The exhibition unravels the layers in ideological thinking regarding gender roles and identities where memory plays a key role in reassessing the situatedness based on patriarchy. The fulcrum of the exhibition are the community participation films created with women in the region.
Jim Lambie’s floor based artwork, Zobop is an ongoing series dating back to 1999. Like the rhythm of Bebop or Rebop, a style of jazz from the 1940s, Lambie’s Zobop too visually evokes a sense of unpredictable progressions. The coloured vinyl strips seamlessly cover walls, staircases and floors, often taking the shape of the space, and their scale and vibrant colours intrigue the viewers to intuitively move with the stripes.”
Mocha Art Cafe
This is Santiniketan-based artist Prasanta Sahu’s realisation of a new body of work that provides an insightful rumination of everyday rural life, objects, memories and desires intertwined with the undeniable bio-political matrix.
Mocha Art Cafe
Curated by Ina Puri, presents Bangladesh-based artist, photographer Shahidul Alam’s work selected from Alam’s archive in Dhaka, Bangladesh, comprising of his early experiments in pictorialism and later experimentation in exploring the political space.