Impulses in Drawing
Curated by Shivangi Singh
Participating Artists : Aami Atmaja, Arpita Singh, Aruna Rao, Bhupen Khakhar, Chameli Ramachandran, Gipin Varghese, Jagannath Panda, Juul Kraijer, Mahesh G, Rajnish Kaur, Rakhi Peswani, Ram Kumar, Shilpa Gupta, Somnath Hore, Zakkir Hussain
16 July - 25 August, 2015 | D-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024
Impulses in Drawing investigates the need to draw and the pleasure derived from the act. It is an exercise in understanding and philosophizing the process, the physicality and the temporality of making a drawing. It also seeks to trace, to perceive, to make, to reorder based on what artworks take from one another, in other words 'draw' from each other. To draw is to extract, make, formulate as much as it is to depict and record. When works of art pull ideas from the other, do they create instances for rethinking the notions of their own being? And will they allow themselves to be redrawn,rethought and remade?
The exhibition stages an inter-generational conversation, bringing together different artworks to explore affinities, links and equally tensions. The curatorial premise is built around pairing works on the basis of their formal and conceptual explorations. The intention is to have the artworks communicate and associate with more than one fixed meaning, when placed in relation to each other. It makes way for ideas and propositions in creating and curating drawings.