With a series each by the artists, Garima Gupta, Rithika Merchant, Sarah Naqvi and Saubiya Chasmawala, ‘Inherited Memory’ continues to attempt to yield inspiration, contextualize and make sense of the current scenario as we begin to rebuild a new normal. We look closely at the idea of bearing witness, with every artist recording and trying to cope with a different memory.
This exhibition comes together after pondering the environmental effects of a world-wide quarantine in ‘Resurgence’ and reminiscing our lives before lockdown in ‘Navigating Geometries’. The team at TARQ, along with our artists, continues to look further within ourselves through this next exhibition ‘Inherited Memory’.
As we begin to try and heal and repair from this pandemic, the initial sense of panic and anxiety has faded. The existential doubt rises up and we wonder about our basic survival going forward. This urges us to dig into the archives of our memory, in an attempt to pierce through these inarticulate and intangible emotions; emerging resilient and ready to conquer the trauma of the past, and enter into a new reality. This collection of artworks are expressions of freedom, of memory, of nature and of space.
The exhibition was accompanied by a lecture series conducted by Dr. Kaiwan Mehta, a stimulating discussion between our artists and artist talk-throughs, all conducted online, in our continued attempt to recreate some of the physical programming that we are all missing out on at the moment.