Title: “Our Time for a Future Caring”
Artists: Nandalal Bose, Atul Dodiya, GR Iranna, Rummana Hussain, Jitish KALLAT, Shakuntala Kulkarni, Ashim Purkayastha
Organisers: Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India and Confederation of Indian Industry
Commissioner: Director General National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi
Principal Partner & Curator: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
The India Pavilion forms part of India’s ongoing programme celebrating ‘150 years of Gandhi’. The group presentation entitled “Our Time for a Future Caring” critically engages with the many facets of Mahatma Gandhi, considering his philosophical ideas and their place in today’s complex world, in which violence and intolerance are still prevalent. The exhibition features works by an intergenerational group of artists spanning from twentieth century to present day. Assembling gestures, metaphors, memorials, exchanges and object symbols that together coalesce, coincide and morph together, the exhibition will feature artworks that either reflect directly on Gandhi and his place in history, focusing on specific moments and their resonances for contemporary audiences, or offer conceptual investigations into his philosophical ideas and broader notions of agency, action and freedom.
- Jitish Kallat, Covering Letter, 2012, Fogscreen projection installation, Image courtesy: Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Artist