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Colour speak

Colour speak
This one is for the Delhi art lovers. Gallery Artspeak has brought together a  group show of paintings, etchings, digital prints, mix media, drawings, sculptures and videos by artistes like  Ajay Kanhere, Akshay Rathore, Anpu Varkey, Baiju Parthan, Gigi Scaria, Hemant, Hemant Rao, Hemi Bawa, Kavita Singh Kale, Mousmi Biswas, Pratul Dash, Puja Kshatriya, Rajmahamad Pathan, Ritu Kapoor Kamath, Santosh Kale, Sandeep Biswas, Shivani Aggarwal, Shruti Gupta Chandra, Vidya Kamath and Yogesh Rawal.

This current exhibition is a mini-version of the generic art fair aesthetics presenting a wide range of works of art created by both young and established artists who interestingly position themselves alternatively within the zones of alternative and mainstream practices. In contemporary times, due to the unpredictable movement of capital across borders, establishments, societies and individuals, as artists being partly the products of their milieu, it is very easy for them to move between the economic implications of aesthetics.

Today within the given economic and socio-cultural and political realities, the mainstream artists tend to move towards alternative mediums and practices while the alternative ones move towards the mainstream aesthetics, if given a chance.

While the alternative practices of the mainstreamers get a mainstream value easier, the mainstream practice of the alternative practitioners take more time to gain acceptance in the field of economic transactions.

Tricky though it seems, the vigorous cross boundary aesthetic negotiations make this possible and in the long run both these practitioners gain visibility, appreciation and value by becoming a part and parcel of the established structure.

Through various acts of co-optation alternative becomes mainstream and vice versa. In this sense, the current exhibition is a mini-version of the generic art fair aesthetics, in which varied expressions of conventionality and radicalism go hand in hand allowing the viewers to get inter-aesthetical and intra-aesthetical experiences.

WHEN: On till 8 March
WHERE: Artspeaks India Gallery, 5 Kehar Singh Estate, Lane No. 2, Western Marg, Said-ul-ajaib Near Garden of Five Senses
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