‘Loss for Words’
Various Artists
January – February 2012

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Loss for Words, curated by Avni Doshi, features artists Radhika Khimji, Tushar Joag, Chitra Ganesh, Nalini Malani, Sarnath Banerjee, Adip Dutta, Raghava K K and Tara Kelton. The exhibition Loss for Words emerges from a passage in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’, where the author describes a bout of amnesia that besets an imaginary village. In an attempt to protect their own knowledge, they begin to label everything, until the activity of archiving every bit of information they can becomes their sole preoccupation. In this show, the curator Avni Doshi has invited artists to consider such a situation, where the names and notions of things begin to unhinge. What does this mean for history, for memory and for the way we experience objects?

12.01.2012 – 25.02.2012