Curated by Shaunak Mahbubani, the exhibition builds on the artist’s experience as a member of Thane’s Chendani Koliwada to archive the rich culture of the Kolis alongside networks of kinship between the community and coastal ecosystems.
The Kolis have traditionally passed on their knowledge through oral tradition, which has resulted in them being excluded from the process of documenting their own history. To combat this erasure of their past, the artist creates innovative sculptures that draw on the intricate customs surrounding food, fishing, and faith. Instead of relying on imperial methods of record-keeping like maps and ledgers, the artist utilizes emotional connections to generate a unique form of archiving that aligns with the heritage of his community.
TARQ, Ground Floor, KK (Navsari) Chambers, 39B, AK Nayak Marg, Azad Maidan, Fort, Mumbai-400001, Maharashtra, India.
Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation
Altaf Archana Hande Arpana Caur Arpita Singh Atul Dodiya Bhupen Khakhar Chittaprosad Bhattacharya Gulammohammed Sheikh Ganesh Haloi H. A. Gade Jagdish Swaminathan Jamini Roy Jitish Kallat F. N. Souza K G Subramanyan KK Hebbar Krishen Khanna M F Husain Meera Mukherjee N. S. Bendre Pilloo Pochkhanawala Nilima Sheikh Prodosh Dasgupta Ram Kumar Sadanand Bakre Shibu Natesan Somnath Hore Sudhir Patwardhan Suresh B V Tyeb Mehta VS Gaitonde Vivan Sundaram Zarina
Oct 18, 2023 - Feb 19, 2024
10:15 am - 6:00 pmEvent Details