The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) presents
MEMOIR BAR by Thukral & Tagra
02 - 05 February 2017
India Art Fair 2016 | NSIC Grounds, Okhla, New Delhi
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FICA is delighted to present the MEMOIR BAR project by artist-duo Thukral & Tagra at the India Art Fair 2017. This project has been made possible with the generous support of FICA Advisory Board Members Radhika Chopra and Tarana Sawhney.
Memoir Bar builds an interactive public space that helps you encapsulate a memory into an object or solidify an emotion forever, forming a library of preserved memories in various emotional hues. The project invites viewers to write a memory down on paper, shred it and watch it being made into a tile. Using your memory as your currency, you obtain the power to relive it through the object at will. Constructing a large sanctuary of compressed emotion, the abstract becomes concrete, a moment of emotional recall gets captured into a tactile form.
Memoir Bar is conceived as a travelling exhibition. It aims at mapping the emotions of cities. So far the project has been held in Mumbai and Dubai in 2016 and travels to Delhi in 2017. It looks at how the cities react emotionally and that in itself poses as a very interesting proposition.
FICA is especially proud to support this project as it aligns with our core objective of creatively connecting diverse audiences to contemporary art. It is a compelling instance of the new vocabularies artists are deploying to engage with their publics.
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