Munem Wasif.
Kheyal, 2015-2018 [Film Still].
Courtesy of the artist.

GROUND CONTROL
4 JULY – 25 SEPTEMBER 2022
10.00 AM – 07.30 PM

The field of expression of photography often goes beyond the world as we see it. The images escaping an indexicality to “reality” then oscillate between fact and fiction to re-present a hyper-realistic, abstract, imaginary or even deeply social and political moment. They offer a new form, and possibly a more lasting reflexivity. The artists here, by controlling each element of the frame, predetermine the image. By recreating lived moments from memory, by building elaborate sets, by staging themselves, or by telling their stories, they address very current questions and concerns. Constructed from techniques and stories from theatre, cinema, performance, literature, poetry and fiction, the stagings are sometimes filled with found objects or sculpted elements, reimagined as real topographies, or as conceptual narratives . The exhibition presents the contemporary works of artists who perpetuate these practices in and around South Asia.

Bani Abidi (1971), Azadeh Akhlaghi (1978), Dia Mehhta Bhupal (1984), Sharbendu De (1978), Sukanya Ghosh (1973), Krishan Khanna (1925), Yamini Nayar (1975), Prajakta Potnis (1980), Vivan Sundaram (1943) and Munem Wasif (1983).

EXHIBITION CURATOR: RAVI AGARWAL.
WITH THE COLLABORATION OF SERENDIPITY ARTS FESTIVAL.