FICA Group Show

Vadehra Art Gallery, D-178, Okhla Industrial Area Phase 1, New Delhi-110020.
6 Nov - 5 Dec 2009

The eleven artists featured are Aditi Kulkarni, Himanshu.S, Jayesh Prajapati, Kumar Ranjan, Pratap Modi, Preksha Tater, Rajesh Ram, Sambaran Das, Shreyas Karle, Sujay Mukherjee, and Tapati Chowdhury.

Chosen by the FICA Emerging Artist Award 2008 jury members Atul Dodiya, Subodh Gupta, Shilpa Gupta, Annapurna Garimella and Anshuman Dasgupta these young artists illustrate some of the significant emerging attitudes and modes of practices in contemporary Indian art.

With the nature of dissemination and absorption of information in today’s world the works of these artists can be seen as a complex body of cross references, footnotes and hyperlinks as they develop personal narratives or social commentaries. From transformative spatial experiments to whimsical-critical subtexts, the works of these artists constantly elude typifying, and compels us to look at them through a series of hyphenated compound adjectives. Hyphen here is used as a device that holds within it the idea of multiplicity, of materials, methods and metaphors, which is apparent in the works of these eleven artists. There is also a return of introspection, of re-looking at the notion of an artist, the object-hood of art and their underlying structures of the system.