The team at TARQ is delighted to present Boshudhara Mukherjee in conversation with Rosalyn D'Mello. Join us for a live conversation where the panellists discuss Boshudhara's current exhibition, 'The Familiars' at TARQ.
The artworks in this exhibition present the artist's introspection of her sense of drawing closer to the lives around her, drawing sustenance and inspiration from them to conjure new beings in the form of her woven canvases. As her distinctive technique, Boshudhara weaves in found objects - some of sentimental significance, others entirely coincidental - into her canvases that resemble tapestries or fragments of carefully mended textile.
This conversation will explore the themes, inspirations and influences that led to this body of work.
About the panellists:
Boshudhara Mukherjee studied painting at the Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda and has been actively exhibiting her work since she graduated in 2008. Mukherjee received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2013, the Inlaks Foundation Fine Art Award in 2010 as well as the Nasreen Mohammadi Foundation Scholarship in 2005-06.
The artist currently lives and works in Bengaluru.
Rosalyn D'Mello (she/her) is an author, art critic, columnist, researcher, lecturer and editor. She is a TBA 21 Ocean Fellowship 2021 Mentor, and was an evaluator for the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant 2020. She is a recipient of the India Foundation for the Arts research grant (2019-2020) which has been supporting her writing based on her visits to South Asian artists' studios, the subject of her forthcoming book for Oxford University Press. She writes a weekly feminist column for mid-day, a fortnightly column for STIR and is a regular contributor to OPEN.