The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art presents a set of seven independent and yet interconnected exhibitions under the rubric of “Stretched Terrains – a string of exhibitions” curated by Roobina Karode, which will be on display from 3 February – 31 July 2017 at KNMA, 145 DLF South Court Mall, Saket, New Delhi.
“Stretched Terrains” desires to rewind, excavate and re-examine a set of enquiries around ‘modernity’ that came up in the past decades. In its entirety this manifold exhibition brings out the multiform, tenors and textures of modernism in Indian art through three profound exhibitions of M.F.Husain, F.N.Souza and S.H.Raza, and an exhibition highlighting the works of five architects and seminal architectural buildings in Delhi. On another axis it strings together works of contemporary artists Atul Dodiya, Mithu Sen, Pushpamala N. and Navjot Altaf who critique as well as play with the modernist vocabulary at various junctures. Providing an exciting interstitiality between these two approaches are Parthiv Shah’s photographs of Husain and the films and documents from the Vision Exchange Workshop held in Bombay 1969-1972.