Thursday, August 29, 2013

From Ancient Sacred Space to Contemporary Decay in Hindu Exhibition, "Diver-Cities II"

"End of Season" (2012) by Baiju Parthan
INDIA---Ten contemporary artists explore India's future in "Diver-Cities II" at the Latitude 28 art gallery in New Delhi, India. Art today, in India and elsewhere has becomes an exciting statement of the cultural diversity mapping diverse geographies. Homogeneity, which emerges as a by-product of globalization, leads to the growing importance of nudging the cultural producer to look for the celebration of difference. The ten artists: Arun Kumar HG, Avantika Bawa, Baiju Parthan (see above), Chittrovanu Manzumdar, Gigi Scaria, Manjunath Kamath, Roshan Chhabria, Prajakta Palav, Sarnath Banerjee, and Sudipta Das explore a range of themes from the ancient sacred space of Benares to the poverty and decay of Calcutta. The exhibition opened this week, and runs through September 25. [link]