To be continued....

The FICA Group Show

Preview:  21 April 2011
Show Dates:  22 April – 21 May 2011
Timing:  11am – 7pm
Venue:  Volte Gallery,
2/19, Kamal Mansions, Above White Pearl Hotel,
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400005

The Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA), New Delhi, in collaboration with the Volte Gallery, Mumbai, presents To be continued... featuring 14 emerging artists from across India. This is FICA’s first major event in Mumbai.

All participants in the Group Show were chosen by the FICA Emerging Artist Award juries (2009 & 2010). The jury members include artists Anita Dube, Bharti Kher, Ranbir Kaleka, and Shuddabrata Sengupta, art historian Kavita Singh, and the Head of Pro-Helvetia New Delhi, Chandrika Grover. These select artists are, the juries observe, significant young practioners whose impact on contemporary art needs to be taken note of for future reference.

The show features works of artists:
Akshay Rathore, Asim Waqif, Harinder Rajpal, Jasmeen Patheja, Jeetander Ojha, Niranjan H.G., Paribartana Mohanty, Prashast Kachru, Ramesh Pithiya, Siddhartha Kararwal, Sonia Jose, Vagaram Chowdhury and Vibhuti Sharma.

To be Continued... as a conceptual thread refers to the use of the phrase as a plot device in narratives, allowing for an extension in time and space. It works as a link to the anticipated future, and outside the immediate present.  In this exhibition, the idea works as a tool to resist the curatorial compulsion to compress and frame these artist’s fluid practices into the concrete present or a single conceptual scheme. To be continued... suggests that the works that are here and now are only glimpses, early traces of future transgressions. The idea also captures the incompleteness in experience, a teaser that leaves you hanging only with the promise of that something that is yet to come. Together these artists present the possible techniques of persuasive argumentations that would shape contemporary art practice in the years to come.

Exhibition concept and curatorial inputs by Bhooma Padmanabhan, on behalf of FICA.