Of Myths and More

17 September 2008 to 17 October 2008

Venue: Sans Tache Art Gallery

Hours: 11 am to 6 pm

About this exhibition

Are myths relevant to us in the 21st century? Are they akin to bedtime stories or do serve a larger purpose in our lives? What is keeping them alive in literature, film, drama and the visual arts?

When I put together this exhibition, I asked these artists to reinterpret myths in a manner that would reflect their concerns about the times we live in. Many of them have used myth as metaphor before, while others have experimented using mythical emblems in their present work. Some have referred to specific characters from stories ranging from classical Greek mythology, Ramayana, Vedas and Bhagwad Gita. There are others who have brought in mythical and epic references but have kept them ambiguous. Some others have created a mythical atmosphere without alluding to stories or characters. Through these varied approaches, we get a sense of how these artists view myths, and the role it plays in their thinking.

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Works on display


Kalptaru 2008
Debraj Goswami


Where? How Far? (B)
Hanuman Kambli


Where? How Far? (A)
Hanuman Kambli


Untitled
Hema Upadhyay
N/A


Untitled
Hema Upadhyay
N/A


Untitled (triptych)
Sachin Karne
N/A


Untitled
Santosh Morajkar
N/A


Untitled
Santosh Morajkar
N/A


Archaelogy of Self (series)
Vidya Kamat


Archaelogy of Self (series)
Vidya Kamat


The Enchanted Forest -2
Heeral Trivedi
N/A


The Enchanted Forest -1
Heeral Trivedi
N/A


Untitled
Shruti Nelson
N/A


Hanuman Saving The Mountain
Debraj Goswami
N/A