Join us for a live walkthrough of 'Shadows under my sky' with Soghra Khurasani and Nancy Adajania. They will be discussing the works in the show, Soghra's practice, and Nancy's catalogue essay.
According to Adajania, "Soghra Khurasani’s recent exhibition, ‘Shadows under my sky’, marks a transition from the high colour and operatic gestures of her earlier woodcuts and etchings to a gentler, more contemplative register. The artist no longer casts the fissured earth and volcanic craters in harsh reds and pinks. She now dwells on luminous evocations of night, quiet fields, emerald islands and wetlands that nurture cycles of germination."
The exhibition catalogue will be available to purchase at this event.
Nancy Adajania is a Bombay-based cultural theorist and curator. She has curated a number of research-based exhibitions including, the Nelly Sethna retrospective ‘The Unpaved, Crusty, Earthy Road’, Chatterjee & Lal with Cymroza Art Gallery, Bombay, 2021; 'Zigzag Afterlives: Film Experiments from the 1960s and 1970s in India', Camden Art Centre, London, 2020; the Sudhir Patwardhan retrospective 'Walking Through Soul City', NGMA, Bombay with The Guild art gallery, 2019 and 'Counter-Canon, Counter-Culture: Alternative Histories of Indian Art', Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, 2019. Adajania has proposed several new theoretical models through her extensive writings on subaltern art, media art, public art, collaborative art, transcultural art and the biennale culture from the Global South. She conceptualised and led an online curatorial workshop ‘Once Upon a Cultural Famine: A Curatorial Thought Experiment’ for the Kochi Biennale Foundation (2021). She was the juror for the Video/Film/New Media fellowship cycle of the Akademie Schloss Solitude (2015-2017).