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Midday- When Art Brings Back Memories
Today, art lovers will get to see a new virtual exhibition on the website of Colaba gallery TARQ. Titled Inherited Memory, the show will be online till June 26 and features a series each by acclaimed artists Garima Gupta, Rithika Merchant, Sarah Naqvi and Saubiya Chasmawala. About its conceptualisation, gallerist Hena Kapadia told this diarist, "The team has been working on putting together this exhibition for a month now. It broadly reflects looking back into the archive of our memory in order to move forward and conquer this new reality. With this in mind, each artist has emphasised the importance of recording and coping with various memories as a means of expression of freedom, nature, space and taking time to introspect, heal and repair."
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Inherited Memory is an online group exhibition organised by Tarq that aims to provide a context to the current scenario, as we begin to figure out the new normal. It features works by artists such as Garima Gupta, Rithika Merchant, Sarah Naqvi and Saubiya Chasmawala. The evening, the four artists will be in conversation with gallery director, Hena Kapadia. They will talk about their individual works featured in the exhibition. The discussion will also emphasise on the importance of introspecting our memory in order to understand our current reality. 4 pm.
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Young Indian artist Sarah Naqvi talks about the limitations of labels, her exploration of media and her current work at the De Ateliers Residency in the Netherlands. “As a child, I was very restless, and if I could not go play with my friends in the building compound, I was given tasks at home to keep occupied, which led me to make things. Everything I could find I would make something out of but always by destroying it, that is something my parents always recall. The starting point would always be destruction”. Sarah Naqvi’s creative practice is a living, breathing reflection of the not-so-underlying rebellion of my generation. As a writer I have had the privilege of interviewing a number of artists from across the globe, at varying levels of seniority in their career. To examine and express my perspective on an artist who is a peer, a contemporary, a fellow fighter, is a different feeling altogether. Naqvi is an artist whose practice, not unlike others, develops beyond her canvas and is interlinked with sociopolitical currents. As a generation enabled by technological advantages, Naqvi’s voice goes beyond performative virtue signaling on social media and flows into her art and actions.
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