Drawing Spaces

2024-04-25 12:54:31

Sareena Khemka

Drawing Spaces


October 8, 2023    
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm


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Museum of Art & Photography
22 Kasturba Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560001
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Adai Dvipa Pata Fragment, c. 1900, India, D. 8.4 cm, H. 104 cm, W. 104cm, TXT.00138.

A space that one occupies evokes a strong connection and leaves indelible impressions in one’s mind. When we frequently visit a place, navigate it on a daily basis, or have spent a considerable amount of time growing up in a particular neighbourhood, we develop muscle memory of that space that helps us map it in our minds. How do we interpret these places through drawing? How do we draw the memory of these places and explore the extent of our imagination of them? 

Join us, as visual artist Sareena Khemka helps us channel memories and emotions into visually provocative maps. Referencing works based on her own practice, as well as other contemporary artists, the workshop will look at distilling images and ideas of places to create a pictorial map. Through the idea of mapping space, the workshop delves into issues of identity, migration, loss, partition, and the memories of home. 

The workshop has been curated under Thinking Cities, MAP’s public programming theme for the quarter. Through this theme, we explore and reimagine cities through the lenses of space, identity, history, memory and more.

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Sareena Khemka

Visual Artist

Sareena Khemka is a visual artist working in mixed media drawing, painting and sculpture. Her works have been recently exhibited with Exhibit 320 in the shows, ‘Conjunction of Spheres,’ curated by Girish Shahne at the Delhi Contemporary Art Week, India Art fair, New Delhi, 2023, and in the show, ‘Virtues of landscape,’ New Delhi, 2022. She was also a recipient of the Jaaga Art & Tech fellowship for a public mural art project in Bangalore in 2021.

Her works have been published in various arts and literary journals, such as the upcoming Subversion Journal on Bangalore Palimpsests, R.V. College of Architecture and the Nether Quarterly, Mumbai. Khemka holds a B.F.A in painting from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Kala Bhavan, Santiniketan, India. Sareena has been a resident artist at Space 118, Mumbai  and The Piramal Art Foundation, Mumbai.

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