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Art and ideas converge for a visual treat

Inspired by Daniyal Mueenuddina��s short stories In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, GallerySKEa��s latest project brings together four contemporary artists a�� Martand Khosla, Suchender P, Masooma Syed and Avinash Veeraraghavan, for a visual-spatial experience.

Making connections
a�?There is a parallel between the format of a set of short stories and that of a group exhibition. There is also a spatial analogy between rooms

and the independent narratives of the artists,a�? says SKEa��s assistant director, and curator Vasundhara Sellamuthu. Her concept imagines the gallery, a converted colonial cottage, in is original domestic avatar, in which each room had a different function, connected by their occupants. a�?Each artist explores very specific ideas in their dedicated spaces. Yet through the viewer, the works begin to unfold and respond

to one another,a�? she elaborates.
Delhi-based architect and artist Martand Khoslaa��s work explores urban continuity and transformation, using brick dust collected from construction sites, while collages and constructed structures by fellow Delhi-based artist Masooma Syed take us into the realm of memory and thoughts. Bengalurua��s Avinash Veeraraghavan takes an autobiographical route using pho

tographic negatives to reflect upon the past. Wea��re particularly struck by the power of Suchender Pa��s watercolours, which muse on the relationship between man and the natural environment. a�?The idea evolved from reading about the increasing number of wild animals entering urban spaces,a�? says Suchender. a�?I realised that ita��s actually us taking away their habits rather than wildlife encroaching upon ours, and I wanted to reflect on that,a�? he elaborates. He, along with the other artists, worked completely independently for the show, but is keen to see his work in a new context.
May 9 a�� June 26, at Berlie Street. Details: 65951972
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