Gallery Latitude 28’s latest exhibition shows us the unprecedented rate of human development and our rapidly evolving relationship with the world and ourself
Calling attention to perspectives on the unprecedented rate of human development of our times, Gallery Latitude 28 presents “Traversing The Noosphere”.
The title of the exhibition explains the concept of the group show. Based on Vladimir Vernadsky’s book The Biosphere and The Noosphere, the author elaborated on the Noosphere as a new evolutionary stage in the development of the Biosphere when the human-and-nature interaction would be consciously balanced.
In his projection of the future he considered the emergence of the Noosphere as a critical evolutionary step needed for preserving and reconstructing the Biosphere in the interest of humanity as a single entity.
“The Noosphere, as Vernadksy considered it, envelops the world as a sphere of thought that has emerged as a consequence of the increasing complexity of human consciousness, a natural culmination of biological phenomenon. The existence of the sphere is indisputable, yet its nature and consequence for humanity is an exploratory angle of Traversing the Noosphere,” reads the curatorial note.
“We are in the middle of a pandemic which has monumentally changed our way of thinking. Our latest exhibition Traversing the Noosphere calls attention to perspectives on the unprecedented rate of human development of our times, our rapidly evolving relationship with the world around us and our changing sense of self in relation to the natural world. We are happy to show new works made during this period by Diptej Vernekar, Gigi Scaria, Niyeti Chadha Kannal and Noor Ali Chagani,” shares Bhavna Kakar, Director of Latitude 28.
While artist Diptej Vernekar is interested in exploring the relationship between objects, his surroundings, the space and nature which is in a constant state of flux. His work brings together fragments of these disconnected verses, stitching them together into visual poems.
Artist Gigi Scaria’s series of works is reminiscent of the continuous tussle between nature and humans to create a modern urban landscape. The depletion of natural resources and the environmental disasters force us to look at modern life and cities through a new prism.
Niyeti Chadha Kannal’s works, in many ways, are a direct outcome of lens based wanderings into the spectacular labyrinths of growing metropolises like New York, London and Bangalore.
Giving it a personal touch, artist Noor Ali Chagani creates works of hand-made miniature terracotta bricks to demonstrate his unique take as a sculptor on the tradition of miniature painting. His work revolves around the concept of the absence of home; his quest for a personal space that he can call his own.
The exhibition is on display at gallery Latitude 28 till August 25