A MILLION MUTINIES LATER, INDIA AT 70
Featuring 14 contemporary Indian artists working in a variety of media, the exhibition is an enquiry into not only the real India but the equally present and significant other, i.e. the imagined India, which has evolved and transformed itself in the public sphere and the minds of Indians over the years.
The exhibition positions itself in this state of transition and flux that is India today, looking at new vocabularies to engage in a discourse around what makes for large socio-political transformations. Where does the everyday and the individual figure in the larger picture? Looking at these liminal spaces, processes, and moments allows us to look beyond institutional and discursive premises to happenings on the ground, of and by the people. It also becomes the moment to look at artistic processes and agencies which have, in the past and at present, lent themselves to documenting, debating, and provoking transformation.
Curated and produced by Nazar Foundation in partnership with Ffotogallery for the UK-India Year of Culture 2017, the exhibition was shown at the Turner House and The Angel during Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography 2017.
Aishwarya Arumbakkam | Anushree Fadnavis | Arko Datto | Arindam Thokder | Bharat Sikka | Ekta Mittal and Yashaswini B. Raghunandan | Ishan Tankha Javed Iqbal | Karan Vaid | Kartik Subramaniam | Monica Tiwari | Moonis Ahmed | Reshma Pritam Singh | Ryan Lobo | Senthil Kumaran | Soham Gupta | Sohrab
Hura | Uzma Mohsin
Anshika Verma, Bhooma Padmanabhan, Iona Fergusson & Prashant Panjiar (Advisor)