Tying in their individual practices, the panelists will examine the strategies that inform us and remind us of the fragility of the natural world and the complexities of mapping existing and uncharted terrains. The discussion will be moderated by gallery director, Hena Kapadia. </br> </br>
The talk will be held in conjunction with Sonia Mehra Chawla's ongoing exhibition, Scapelands, at TARQ. The exhibition is on view til Wednesday, 16th September, 2015.
Sonia Mehra Chawla received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in 2001, and Masters Degree in Fine Arts in 2004 from College of Art, Delhi University and has exhibited her works in various solo and group projects in India and abroad. Her work examines the strategies that unsettle conventional wisdom about our relationship with and within nature.</br></br>
Ranjit Hoskote is a cultural theorist, curator and poet based in Mumbai India. Recognized as a seminal voice in Indian art criticism from the 1990s onward, Hoskote plays an important role in shaping contemporary art discourse in India, and in registering multiple cultural issues, artistic domains, and moments of history.</br></br>
Gigi Scaria completed his Bachelor’s degree in painting from the College of Fine Arts, Thiruvananthapuram and his Master’s degree in the same from Jamia Millia University, New Delhi. Scaria’s videos, installations, paintings and photographs engage with the issues of the changing character of urban developments while keeping a close eye on social systems, migration and architectural spaces of contemporary India.