The debut solo exhibition of Wahida Ahmed, titled “The Moon Splits” presents a collection of works that delve into the intricate socio-political landscape of Assam, utilising jacquard as a central motif.
Curated by Adwait Singh, this exhibition invites art enthusiasts to delve into the essence of Assam’s cultural identity and offers fresh perspectives on its regional uniqueness.
According to organisers, in addition to an array of paintings and installations, the exhibition encompasses a pair of videos.
They said one offers viewers an intimate perspective of interfaith spaces crafted during zikirs, or devotional chants.
The other video features the personal narrative of Momiron Nessa, a resident along the Brahmaputra River, as she recounts the hurdles she confronted when navigating legal and bureaucratic prerequisites, said the organisers.
Complementing these pieces, the exhibition incorporates audio recordings of poems penned by the artist. These poetic renditions not only accentuate the melodic nuances of the Assamese language but also underscore the political backdrop in which it is embedded they said, adding that collectively, these creations extend an invitation to visitors, encouraging them to ruminate on the potential of art as a means to comprehend and address multifaceted challenges.
The exhibition open from August 25 to September 25, between 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM, hosted at Exhibit 320, F-320, Old M B Road, Chatri Wala Kuan, Lado Sarai, New Delhi, promises an immersive experience for visitors.
When: 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM; August 25 to September 25
Where: Exhibit 320, F-320, Old M B Road, Chatri Wala Kuan, Lado Sarai, New Delhi