Trimming the Light

- April 16, 2023
| By : Rohan Chauhan |

The exhibition's concept is deeply rooted in Roland Barthes' "denotation and connotation" model, which opens up a connotative path to communicate with the works and understand their meanings beyond a singular way

The exhibition is curated by Manik Barman

“Trimming the Light,” an upcoming exhibition at Janus Art Gallery, will feature artworks by emerging practitioners who have broken academic boundaries and are engaging with their practice in unconventional ways.

The exhibition will be held in the gallery’s white cube and will feature the physical manifestation of non-physical enlightenments through various mediums such as printmaking, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and more. It is curated by a young and talented curator who wishes to investigate the journey of physicality through the non-physical dilemmas that artists face.

The exhibition’s concept is deeply rooted in Roland Barthes’ “denotation and connotation” model, which opens up a connotative path to communicate with the works and understand their meanings beyond a singular way. Khokon Giri, Kumar Krishna, Ranojay Sarkar, Suraj Gorai, Faruque Ahmed, Partha Saha, Debi Prasad Bhunia, Shubhankar Chakrabarty, Surajit Mudi, Raja Boro, Dibendu Roy, Santanu Dey, and Amit Dey are among the artists exhibiting.

After overcoming the pandemic situation, the new faces of emerging practitioners are ready to showcase their work with a platform to exhibit their work.

The gallery is hopeful about the future of art and intends to hold more exhibitions and events showcasing the best of Indian modern and contemporary art. They are committed to engaging with their audience in new and innovative ways, such as hosting virtual exhibitions and events in the coming months, as well as physical exhibitions that will allow visitors to physically experience the artworks.

The Janus Art Gallery also plans to collaborate with other art institutions and galleries to bring a diverse range of modern and contemporary Indian art.

In a candid chat with Patriot Barman talks about his work and quotes “Trimming the Light” is an inquiry into the digital age of the 21st century, exploring how emerging practitioners have transformed light into a physical body through conventional and non-conventional ways of making artwork. The exhibition is a challenge to communicate physical embodiment with non-physical thoughts, and it aims to share the idea with the viewers through the white cube space”

Each of the artwork has been created by some of the most talented and innovative young artists of our time and we’re hopeful that the audience will also think likewise.

When: 11.00 am to 8.00 pm; April 15 – 24
Where: Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, New Delhi-110001