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‘The Circle of Life’ brings a new interdisciplinary approach to contemporary artists

Art Centrix Space provide stimulus to artists in finding their voice. It is set to launch ‘The Circle of Life’ curated by Alnoor Mitha, on 11th November 2022. The exhibition features more that 40 works by 10 senior contemporary Indian artists. The Circle of Life project brings a new interdisciplinary approach to contemporary artists living […]

Art Centrix Space provide stimulus to artists in finding their voice. It is set to launch ‘The Circle of Life’ curated by Alnoor Mitha, on 11th November 2022. The exhibition features more that 40 works by 10 senior contemporary Indian artists. The Circle of Life project brings a new interdisciplinary approach to contemporary artists living in India. The idea will bring a selection of carefully curated exhibition that will bring their work together for the first time combining a broad range of artistic genres including films, painting, drawing, installation, mixed media, and sculpture. The multiplicity of novel ideas reinforces the wealth of artistic talent, creating works that are not just breath-taking and aesthetically compelling, but also expressive through their creative message, touching the human heart. The artists aim to raise awareness through their emblematic ideas to issues that are of concern – particularly, those pertaining to health and wellbeing, compassion, and the power of art through healing to humanity. Their creations will mirror sensations that resemble the human touch and subsequently, their work returns through their life cycle, symbolising the circle of life.
Historically, artists have always been at the forefront of creativity, adapting to new ways of making art, creating innovatively and sensitively to their sentient surroundings. During 1918, with the rise of the Spanish Influenza, renowned artist(s), Edvard Munch made lonely self- portraits, while Egon Schiele drew his mentor Gustav Klimt on his deathbed. Photographers captured empty streets and ghostly cityscapes, like Morton Schaumberg’s rooftop views from 1917, to hospitals shot by the California photojournalist Edward A “Doc” Rogers. The desire for artists to paint and practice is insatiable, with many taking inspiration from the pandemic, whether that be the one currently or as we have seen with the Spanish Influenza. Art is both adaptable and amenable, work is being produced cyclically, as we have seen pre- and post-pandemic. Thus, the circle of life begins at a particular point of time where artists go through this transitional journey of making art that comments on their contemporaneous reality.
This exhibition is a labour of love, of empathy and support, conceived as it was in February 2020, just before the pandemic hit. Art centrix Space, started and continued with initiates for providing support structure and emotional support, while building life-long relationships between the artists, the curator and ourselves. The exhibition has come to fruition after serious handwork of 2 years and 9 months.
The exhibition will be on view for two months, until Mid-January 2023. Thus, what defines this exhibition is the human element, the emotional quotient and the true circle of life, that is brought humanity together, at the time of strife.
Exhibiting artists include Arun Kumar HG, Gigi Scaria, Kundan Mondal, Michelle Poonawalla, Ranbir Kaleka, G. Ravinder Reddy, Riyas Komu, Ruchika Wason Singh, Tehmeena Firdos and Tom Vattakuzhy.

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