THE HOURGLASS | POURING THE PAST INTO THE FUTURE
A contemporary interpretation of historical objects and art in glass
Curated by Kristine Michael Artistic Director, Ashwini Pai Bahadur
19 - 24 DECEMBER 2023
LIVING TRADITIONS CENTRE (LTC) | BIKANER HOUSE, NEW DELHI
The interest in contemporary glass art has been growing in the past decade and was first seen at a national level with both craftsmen and artist designer collaboration and community development at the curated exhibition ‘Kindling Change’ at Serendipity Arts Festival Goa in 2019, followed by two exhibitions, one virtual, ‘The Human Spirit’ and one physical ‘Tempered: Poetry In Glass’ in collaboration with the INKO Centre, Chennai in 2022.
The Glass Menagerie | CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES IN GLASS
28 JANUARY, 2023 - 2 FEBRUARY, 2023
Bikaner House New Delhi
2 FEBRUARY, 2023 - 30 August, 2023
Viewing Room Online | Viewing by appointment only
This path breaking group exhibition of contemporary Indian artists working in glass explores distinctively different approaches to manipulating this miraculous material. Glass may be fragile, but its silicate origins as grains of sand endure and transform on geological timescales that dwarf our man made world. Being both solid and permeable to light, glass is the perfect poetic interface between metaphoric worlds.
VIEWING ROOM | ENDURING LEGACY: NAVARASA IN CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS PRACTICES
THURSDAY, 24 FEBRUARY TO SUNDAY, 30 OCTOBER, 2022
Rasa can be explained as the emotional state of mind, and has formed an important aspect of Indian aesthetic understanding for centuries. The Navarasa, or the nine emotional states, come from the treatise of Bharata Muni, the Natyashastra. The chapters detail the aesthetically determined practice of diverse arts recognised as part of drama, containing within it dance, music and poetics, along with general directions of form and expression.
VIEWING ROOM | POETRY OF LIVED SPACES, A BRUSH WITH THE LENS
TUESDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2021 TO TUESDAY, 22 MARCH 2022
If these walls could talk, they would tell us about the history of their past… If the ceilings looking down upon the people within the structures, could tell us about the lives played-out beneath their protective arches… If the staircase that leads mysteriously to somewhere could guide us… up or down to their final destination… Then we could discover stories that perhaps have never been written down.
VIEWING ROOM | SHEKH HIFZUL KABEER
Thursday, 6 August to Friday, 6 October 2021
Artist Shekh Hifzul Kabeer artfully employs mythology to address the pain and anxiety of the current situation with the pandemic. A number of experts are of the opinion that sweeping societal change will make life worse for most people as greater inequality, rising authoritarianism and rampant misinformation take hold in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.