Shrine Empire presents Project 2102.01 by Kiran Chandra

Shrine Empire presents Project 2102.01 by Kiran Chandra

Postby Surabhi Trivedi » Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:09 am

New Delhi: Shrine Empire, New Delhi presents Kiran Chandra for Pro.ject 2012.01 at 7, Friends Colony (West), New Delhi from January 18, 2012 till February 18, 2012, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will also be an artist talk and panel discussion on January 18 at 7 p.m.

Shrine Empire Gallery is proud to present Kiran Chandra as the first artist of their new programme- Pro.ject that invites young and established artists utilize the spaces of the Shrine Empire Gallery for a single comprehensive project.

fields of grass
...a mountain
a cascading ‘charpai’
blue skies
a man’s turban becomes his shroud

These are the elements which make up the installation in the space of Shrine Empire Gallery. The gallery loses it’s pristine white walls and becomes an immersive environment where there is soil under your feet, the bluest of skies above and green fields around.

In viewing the work, rhythms surface between the writing on the wall to the shrouding of the site of the gallery. Images from the video surface in the drawings, which in turn play with the stability of the sculptural objects in the space. No one piece stands alone or occupies that revered status of art object. The subtle connections within the materials point at the interdependence of life. The space which alludes to the natural is a complete construct resonating that disconnect further.

The intention of the artist is to comment and contemplate issues of land distribution, it’s use, and the growing divide between the urban and rural realities of India. Who gives, who gains. In the ‘profit above people’ practices of Capitalist economies, power disconnects us from ourselves. Questions and implications hover in this strange immersive diorama.

Kiran Chandra is an artist and educator living in Brooklyn in New York She did her B.A in St. Stephens College in Delhi and is currently getting her MFA at Hunter College in New York. She had her first solo in Kolkata and has shown with Project 88 in Mumbai. She has also exhibited widely in the U.S. She has taught with the Museum of Modern Art, Dia Art Foundation, Museum of the Moving Image among other educational institutions in New York.

This is her first solo exhibition in Delhi.
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