Visual and Installation artist Raihan Vadra is set to showcase an immersive exhibition titled ‘Upamana’ that uses installations, visual art, sound and lighting to explore multiple comparisons and analogies that human beings face through life.
The exhibition will preview on January 27 and open on January 28. It will be on display till February 4 at Bikaner House.
Upamana is part of a series of 5 solo shows, spread over a decade, based on the 5 schools of logic in Indian philosophy (5 Pramanas). Using concepts derived from the above, the immersive shows use installations, visual art, sound and lighting to explore multiple comparisons and analogies that people face throughout life.
Borrowing from Sanskrit words — upa (similarity) + mãna (knowledge), the word describes the act of “Knowledge arising from the association of something previously unknown”. This show builds upon themes such as control choice, compulsion, memory and emotion that were explored during the artist’s previous works – Dark Perception (2021) and Anumana (2022).
Vadra’s artistic vision revolves around the idea of embracing one’s uniqueness without the need for comparison. Through his artworks, he aims to convey the message of unlimited possibilities that arise from being true to oneself and being comfortable in one’s skin.
The exhibition is organized in collaboration with IAF Young Collector, highlighting the artist’s talent and the importance of young collectors in promoting contemporary art. Throughout the show, there will be daily curated walkthroughs by imminent art curators and organisations. On 31st January 2024, there will be an evening for young creatives which will host young and upcoming artists, designers, musicians and creatives. Visitors at the India Art Fair can also experience this immersive showcase.
When: January 28 – February 5
Where: Bikaner House