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  Life   Art  06 Feb 2020  The ordinary Canvas

The ordinary Canvas

Published : Feb 6, 2020, 12:49 am IST
Updated : Feb 6, 2020, 12:49 am IST

A recently concluded group exhibition that brings out the hidden micro-stories that every artist on display posssesses.

Untitled by Pooja Iranna
 Untitled by Pooja Iranna

We all have a story that is living inside of us. But do we know, what these stories look like? Are they worth sharing with the world or are these stories worth keeping them inside a book?

Well, in order to bring out the hidden stories, an exhibition under the banner of ‘The Sundry Effect: The stories we are…’ was currently organised at the Bikaner House in Delhi. The works on depict micro-stories which are ordinary which mostly gets lost and never heard.  The exhibition brings together 15 different story trails that chart out our realities today from the farmer related stories by Thukral and Tagra, climatic collapse by Vivek Vilasini, the ayahs who left India after Independence by Cathy Lane, the hundred portraits of the Kashmiris by Veer Munshi and also the story highlighting Varanasi by Gigi Scaria amongst others. The show amalgamates the dust of Delhi with eclectic portraits, interspersed in the show are sound installation, painting, sculpture, photography and film works.

“I have been following some artist works for the last five years.

We are now talking in terms of the stories that have been forgotten or giving any importance to. I thought I would do the show that would talk about some these things,” shares Meena Vari, the curator.

On asking Meena about how difficult it was to narrow down the work of 15 artists, she says, “It was very difficult I started doing this work thinking I will do only four artist and because all the works I knew will take a lot of space but each time I hear another one and kept on adding more artist to it and it became a big one.”

Meena believes that everyone is important so as their stories, she adds, “We should consider all our actions to be as important as it might create a significant effect, we might think we are very insignificant to the world. One must understand that our contribution to our time is very relevant and each one us can be a change maker.”

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