INDIA ART FAIR 2023: NSIC Exhibition Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi

9 - 12 February 2023 
Booth B4

With a diverse roster of artists across conditioning, intention, practice and cultural attitudes – including A. Ramachandran, Anju Dodiya, Atul Dodiya, Balkrishna Doshi, Biraaj Dodiya, Gieve Patel, Gulammohammed Sheikh, Jagannath Panda, N.S. Harsha, Nalini Malani, Paramjit Singh, Praneet Soi, Rameshwar Broota, Shailesh B.R., Shilpa Gupta, Sudhir Patwardhan, Sunil Gupta, and Vivan Sundaram – topical subjects such as mobility, transcendence, personal memory, the canon, sustainability, mythology, capitalism and socio-political realities are a few of the lenses through which these artists undertake pertinent and moving engagements with the victories and setbacks of cultural mindsets in the Subcontinent.
Our presentation features striking artworks by leading artists, including: a neon sculpture by Shilpa Gupta, which reads “Still they know not what I dream” and offers a perspectival challenge to viewers who assume subjective constructions to be representative of objective knowledge bodies; an impressive five-panel painting by Rameshwar Broota rendered in his iconic visual technique of playing with self-generated illumination on otherwise flat surfaces by scraping through layers of paint with a blade; a weathervane cast and painted on by Gulammohammed Sheikh as an arbitrary, uncontrollable marker of how progressive the future of a country might be; Balkrishna Doshi’s surrealistic mixed media on canvas works that represent the preoccupations of old age, when reclaiming personal memories to establish one’s life purpose is the predominant endeavor; a large canvas by Atul Dodiya re-invoking his cardinal protagonist Mahatma Gandhi in emblematic historic imagery, then layered with a play of materials that act as agents of re-writing and also healing; and a metal sculpture shaped as a torn carton by N.S. Harsha, commenting on the capitalistic urges of society through which a future may still yet be promised – among other noteworthy artworks.

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