22 January 2021 - 11 February 2021
Notes, Documents & Processes – impressions from a school
Coordinated, Curated and Presented by Abeer Gupta and Shruti Mahajan
This assemblage examines the ways in which visual art has worked alongside text either as allusion or voice, and explores ideas of intertextuality. It further explores the manner in which visual art uses notes, diaries, or preparatory documentation as a basic tenet of artistic expression. Engagement with materials and ideas, opening up dimensions of reading a (visual) text; distinctive approach of seeing, incorporating literary/performative tools such satire, the politics of history and heritage; ideas of absence-presence, observing the mundane and the mysterious, demarcating space-boundaries—the exhibition attempts to weave some of these ideas of exchange and collaboration, expression and activism across time, as a process of exploration of form and practice of a particular school
Allegories and Voices: Contemporary Drawing as Thought
“Drawing is vision on paper” (Andrew Loomis)
Coordinated, Curated and Presented by Tanmay Santra
The exhibition features drawings by various artists from across the country. Comprising nearly 60 selected drawings by 17 Indian artists, the show highlights the endurance of drawing as a method of art, and explores the fundamental nature of drawing through themes such as place and space, home, memory, identity and power. The online exhibition showcases drawings by Parthapratim Deb, Ashok Bhowmik, Prabal C. Boral, Dilip Mitra, Salil Sahani, Mahula Ghosh, Santanu Mitra, Tanmay Santra, Tapasi Nath, Sabir Ali, Sumana Som, Goutam Pal, Girish Chandra Behera, Anirban Mishra, Vivekdas, Suhaima, as well as exciting drawings by lesser-known artist Bidyut Lata Santra. The exhibition aims to contextualize different approaches, visual identities, and languages through a range of drawings done in different media and materials by the artists.
The Pedagogical Clutch
Coordinated Curated and Presented by Atiya Amjad
The Pedagogical Clutch is a compilation of artworks produced by past and present students of Sarojini Naidu School of Fine Arts, University of Hyderabad. The exhibition reviews the role of art education in the making of the artists. The curatorial agenda is to understand the role of the SN School in nurturing and guiding the students. This show will examine the concepts, skills, styles, and ideologies adopted by the students. Although the students are traversing their individual trajectories, the School has played a huge role in moulding their thought processes, techniques, and articulations. Above all, this show is a tribute to the masters and students alike, who together, weaved the history and legacy of the Sarojini Naidu School of Art and Communication.
Continuous Stream of Kalabhavan Santiniketan
Coordinated, Curated and Presented by Koeli Mukherjee Ghose, Anand Ghose & Poosapati Parameshwar Raju