This body of work is the exploration of culture through dimensions of ART x FASHION. Art forms developed through simultaneous curation and creation of collaboration between two distinct creative disciplines. The connective voice of fabric weaves through the radical transformation from traditional format and presentation of art. The conversation more broadly speaks to culture, aesthetics and emotions.
Over the course of a month, seven artists took advantage of the expanse of a local rooftop to create art 3’ or larger. The concept challenges the constraints city life puts on artistic creation due to space. There were no other restrictions placed upon the artists in terms of theme or medium. They worked against the background of cawing crows, wind, and a hot sun setting. Part of the residency involved navigating the process of making art under uncontrolled conditions, irregularities of heat, wind, and sound, and modifying processes as needed.
The exhibition paints a picture of the four stages of trauma as a result of an abusive experience through a visual journey. It takes you through a series of four walls such as the Wall of Disruption, the Wall of Acceptance, the Wall of Healing: Kintsugi “The Art of Precious Scars”, and finally the Wall of Reintegration – Turning Trauma into Triumph. Each traumatic stage is articulated in various mediums and expressions reflecting the emotional states of the experience.
This is a pictorial presentation of the lives of those who have suffered gravely due to corporate and governmental greed. It acts as a reminder to all of us that we need to be vigilant and aware of decisions made by corporations and governmental bodies that impact our lives and land for generations. We cannot allow another disaster to occur.
Nandita Das in conversation with Smita Sahu-Hamzeh and Sahil Arora
Acclaimed actor and director, Nandita Das will join artist Smita Sahu-Hamzeh and gallerist, Sahil Arora in an insightful, and relevant panel discussion on the subject of Expression vs. Suppression of Art.
Rema Chaudhary’s Lightness of Being is a collection of ethereal landscapes, some void of all humanity and others with the presence of a figure drifting through the vastness with a deep sense of freedom. This movement depicts an unencumbered life—almost whimsical and other-worldly—and an acceptance of what it means to be.