curated by Sathyanand Mohan
Part - I : NAVJOT ALTAF I ATUL DODIYA I SURENDRAN NAIR I BAIJU
PARTHAN I SUDHIR PATWARDHAN I
ANANDAJIT RAY I N. N. RIMZON I T. V. SANTHOSH and GULAMMOHAMMED
Preview: Saturday, 18 August 2018
at Gallery WHITE, Vadodara
5.00 pm to 8.00 pm
On view until 18 October 2018
3rd floor, Urban One
Vasna Bhayli road,
Vadodara, Gujarat – 391410
Presented by The Guild with Gallery WHITE
The Guild art gallery and Gallery WHITE are
delighted to collaborate on the inaugural exhibition of Gallery
WHITE ‘Futures Present’ curated by Sathyanand Mohan - artist,
writer, and presently the Head of the postgraduate Photography
program at NID.
The exhibition will be presented in two parts.
Navjot Altaf, Atul Dodiya, Suredran Nair, N. N. Rimzon, Baiju
Parthan, Sudhir Patwardhan, Anandajit Ray, T. V. Santhosh
and Gulammohammed Sheikh works
are being previewed on Saturday, August 18, 2018.
Ravi Agarwal, Zakkir Hussain, K. P. Reji, Ranbir Kaleka, Jitish
kallat, Abir Karmakar, Riyas Komu, Vasudha Thozhur,
Vivan Sundaram, Madhusudhanan works are being previewed on
Saturday, October 27, 2018.
“Futures Present has
been conceived as a show that will encourage artists to reflect
on the uncertainties as well as the possibilities of the
present. A number of scholars have suggested that a state of
permanent instability is one of the defining characteristics of
our age. They identify a number of factors that work together in
such a way that our life-worlds are in a constant state of flux.
Among other changes, the accelerated pace of technological
evolution, the world of real time media and instantaneous
feedback, body-machine interfaces and the rise of artificial
intelligence, have essentially left us without the necessary
cognitive tools with which to orient ourselves in this endlessly
mutating present. As if in response to this chronic instability
of our age, over the last few decades we have also seen an
exponential increase in all manner of fundamentalisms and forms
of political violence related to it.
In such a state of affairs, art gains renewed
importance in a number of ways. It can function as a form of
critique, and help us understand the present in all its
complexity by alerting us to its contradictions and fault lines.
It can also open up possibilities of an affirmative praxis, in
its imaginative recasting of the historical vectors that make up
the present; by inventing new forms of thought and affective
identification, it strives to create new modes of community that
are not based on narrow sectarian interests. The current show is
therefore an invitation to reflect on these pressing questions
that animate the present moment, as well as to critically
reflect upon the place of art and creativity in imagining
possible futures within it.” - Sathyanand Mohan
The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue to be
published during Part II of the exhibition, with text by
We look forward to welcoming you.
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