What calls for a celebration?
What: Zasha Colah and Sumesh Sharma of Clark House Initiative (a curatorial collaborative) have curated an exhibition at Chemould Prescott Road gallery titled, Bunting.
Taking the textile argument forward is Poonam Jain’s cloth sculpture with chintz (kalamkari printed cotton fabrics) patterns
The exhibition gets its name from the association of buntings with celebrations or whether it’s just another use for plastic. Featuring 50 works by 27 artists, the exhibition, similarly questions the roles different concepts play, and how set ideas can be interpreted to various notions.
Pisurwo, a self-taught painter from Ajanta, born as Jitendra Suralkar, has a fascination for Picasso and MF Husain
How: The participating artists include Pisurwo, Poonam Jain, Yogesh Barve, Nikhil Raunak, Parashar Naik, Christine Rogers, Ouso Chakola, Sachin W Bonde, Michael Vickers, Seema Nusrat, Adrien Rousseau, Naresh Kumar, Tejaswini Sonawane, Avinash Motghare, Prabhakar Pachpute, Rupali Patil, Krishna Reddy, Janek Simon, Amol K Patil, Lawrence Liang, Mustafa Khanbhai, David Horvitz, Gilbert & George, Prasad Nikumbh, Shinobu Mikami, K Reghunadhan and Damien Henry.
This digital print on paper in German announces the show of Gilbert & George. The many colours make a statement on politicians utilising festivals to proclaim their power through banners
Some of the social scenarios discussed in the exhibits include the connection between handloom muslin dhotis made by state handloom corporation in Patna — now sold as cloth for banners — and Vidarbha, a district marked by farmer suicides, which also sends the largest contingent of students to JJ School of Art.
Yogesh Barve has assembled a group of 3D sculptures in a collaboration that needed artists from New York, Warsaw and Mumbai to design objects that were then printed in state-run subsidised libraries in Helsinki, and the Google Cultural Institute in Paris
Tejaswini Sonawane, Avinash Motghare and Prasad Nikumbh warp faces of animals and humans into a woodcut that funnels what she witnesses outside her home in Dharavi.
Sachin Bonde questions our political stance with elephant etched onto metal, only to be lead by the blind man’s stick
When: Till: August 25, 11 am to 7 pm, Monday to Saturday
At: Chemould Prescott Road, Queens Mansion, third floor, G Talwatkar Marg, Fort.