Revisiting The Urban

Anant Art Gallery – (RE)VISITING THE URBAN | Tuesday 9th October, 6-8:30 pm at Bikaner House

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(RE)VISITING THE URBANBirender Yadav | Digbijayee Khatua | Ravi Kumar Chunchula  | Sajeev VisweswaranAn artist has forever been understood as a chronicler, an observer, and a connoisseur of life and times. In many ways the idea of an artist can be compared to the concept of Flâneur – a passionate wanderer characteristic of nineteenth-century French literary culture. He comes across not only as an emblem of the modern artist-poet, an enlightened bystander and investigator of the city but also a signifier of the alienation associated with capitalism and urban living.

The artists participating in this exhibition engage in a similar fashion with the rhetorics of the city. Their works come across as excerpts from their diaries, brimming with intimate observations and investigations. By bridging the seen with the unseen aspects of our city, their works help us reunderstand, refamiliarize and, in a way, revisit our urban habitation.

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