With this exhibition, Art Musings carries the year-long five-show sequence celebrating the 20th anniversary of its founding into the gallery’s own space. The celebration began at the Jehangir Art Gallery in February ‘19 with The Opening Plenary, a show that presented works, all created especially for the occasion, by 20 artists. Across 2019, a sequence of five shows, each comprising works by four of these 20 artists, will open at Art Musings.
The first of the five exhibitions The Castle of Crossed Destinies opened on 5 March ’19 featuring four artists whose individually distinctive oeuvres intersect at key points. All of them are devoted to a consideration of the unpredictable convergence of past and future. All are held in rapture by the simultaneity of fossil, trace, engine and dream. All, in different ways, reflect pensively on what it means to be human as well as animal or machine, to belong to several species or categories of being at the same time. These concerns have animated the practices of Ajay Dhandre, Baiju Parthan, Chittrovanu Mazumdar, and Nandan Purkayastha, across generations, geographical locations, pedagogical trajectories and journeys of exploration, and choices of the medium.