Synthesis of Difference

Curated by Ajay Sharma and Jeong Heon Ki, the exhibition reflects on the synthesis of artistic expressions of what we deem in plain sight as two different echoes of cultural image making and ideation

The coming together of artistic practices from Korea and India is a way to explore differences and imagine synthesis through our collective time, shared experiences and geographic and temporal positionality. By mediating differences with synthesis as a tool to reflect on diverse artistic expressions, emergence out of the undifferentiated abyss and threats of Anthropocene to human and everything other-than-human. Through these contemporary art practices from Korea and India, the exhibition discovers the union through differences of time and place.

The exhibition situates works of contemporary Korean artists such as Lee LeeNam’s speculative world animated on the fragments of Korean histories, Lee Jeong Lok’s photographs depicting altered realities, Haru K’s visions of a traditional and modern synthesis and Jihyoung Park’s reflection on the collective consciousness along with works by Indian counterparts such as Paribartana Mohanty’s work on memory and ecology, Birendra Yadav’s work on labour identity, intricate paper-cut objects that engage with layered histories by Neha G. Verma, B Ajay Sharma’s practice with time and space, performance on memory by Ghazala Parveen, and Harpreet’s work on Gibberish as an unspoken language, to understand the synthesis of time and space across divergent cultures.

Where: KCCI, 25-A, Ring Rd, Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi

When: 17 August – 30 September,  Mon to Sat from 9:00 am till 6:00 pm

 

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