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STRETCHED TERRAINSCurator: Roobina Karode
On View from
3rd February 2017 - 31st July 2017
The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art is pleased to announce a set of seven independent and yet interconnected exhibitions under the rubric of ‘Stretched Terrains’. Imagining the multitude of landforms, their physical features and fundamental natures that may stand as parables for an art scene that is as diverse as the geo-societal features of the country, ‘Stretched Terrains’ desires to rewind, excavate and re-examine a set of enquiries around ‘modernity’ that came up in the past decades.
In its entireness 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 andS.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 between 1969-1972.