Exploring what constitutes the personal, and the facets and significance of identity in society.
21 February, 2018 - 21 February, 2018
Journeys through Art is designed as a course split over three-modules or workshops, providing students with a broad understanding and appreciation of Indian visual art spanning different time periods. Each exhibition and workshop presents a varied theme, attempting to bring to the forefront the varied contexts within which art is viewed. The first of these is themed around mythology and storytelling.
Titled The Self & the Wider World, this exhibition and workshop presents paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints, as well as metal work, silverware and textiles—showcasing the diversity in expressions of identity. Drawing upon a range of visual representations from utilitarian and ritual objects in the domestic sphere to clothing, portraits, and more abstract narratives, it explores relationships between the self and others in personal, political, cultural and social contexts. Including a walk-through, the workshop prompts participants to unpack the nuanced nature of identities and the complex processes that shape them – emphasising the mutability of the self and its representation in art.