Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: A solo show by Tarshito N. Strippoli

- March 5, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

For this exhibition, Tarshito N. Stippoli has collaborated with over 25 traditional Indian art forms and their artists

INTERWEAVE: He mixes materials and motifs, metaphor and meanings to achieve a jugalbandi

Italian artist Tarshito N. Stippoli will exhibit his creations in an upcoming exhibition titled ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ at Crafts Museum Delhi after exhibiting at Bihar Museum last December.

For this exhibition, he has collaborated with over 25 traditional Indian art forms and their artists. The exhibition is from March 5 to April 15, 2024 and has been curated by Tunty Chauhan, Founder Gallery Threshold.

For Tarshito, the world is indeed ‘One Family’, an idea reiterated both in the way he seeks brotherhood and sisterhood with his collaborators worldwide and his works such as the borderless map series and the Warrior of Love assemblages. Be it in India, Nepal, Thailand, Brazil, Morocco, Bangladesh, Peru, China, Uruguay or Argentina, his collaborations are conscious, built as much on relationships as creativity.

For this exhibition, he created map artworks made collaboratively with indigenous artists exploring the physical and cultural geography he encounters while travelling across the globe. He began redrawing the world as he saw it, sans boundaries to highlight the importance of connection beyond time and place. He draws from ancient traditions, revived by them at his core and in turn, revitalizing them through his artistic expressions.

Tarshito undertakes collaborative projects across the globe with indigenous artists to create works that astound with their scale and ingenuity. Like a magician, he mixes materials and motifs, metaphor and meaning, constantly seeking to achieve with his collaborators a true jugalbandi (literally ‘entwined twins’ from musical duets), a coming together not just in terms of a physical artwork but also, a true melding of souls.

Curator Tunty Chauhan says, “In a world torn by strife and borders, Tarshito stands like a colossus, whose vision matches his ambition to celebrate brotherhood through artistic collaborations. His practice is a testament to cross-cultural exchange, moving beyond the traditional vs. modern binary, a celebration of common humanity, and a deep respect for India’s cultural heritage, shaping his art and life profoundly.”

When:10am to 5.30pm; March 5- April 15

Where: Crafts Museum, Bhairon Marg, New Delhi