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'Delirium/ Equilibrium': Showing the unseen

The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art has come up with an exhibition of video, virtual reality and kinetic artworks from the museum's collection, featuring key Indian and international artists. Titled 'Delirium/ Equilibrium', the art show will be open for public view from August 18 till October 30 at the museum.

Poetically mapping the ambiguity and blurred notions of the present, the show intends to address the collective drive towards the drive towards mechanisation, technology, and scientific knowledge via movement, light and a "rewiring of the world".

With several works on display in India for the first time at this exhibition, curator Roobina Karode presents a unique selection of interdisciplinary explorations of movement through image and sculptural form and installation.

Presenting artists whose works extend in time as well as in space, this exhibition considers new dimensions of experience, playing with the idea of our inability to completely see in "half-light" and shadow which alters our discernment and understanding of shape, form, and space and subsequently our understanding of the world. The artists will push the boundaries of traditional, static forms to introduce visual experiences that engage the audience and profoundly change the way in which we perceive and understand the art object, the environment, and visual experience.

Key works on display include Nalini Malani's experimental films produced in 1969-73 during the seminal 'Vision Exchange Workshop', Amar Kanwar's 'Such a Morning' co-produced with the Kiran Nadar Museum Art and Naeem Mohaiemen's 'Two Meetings and a Funeral' (first shown at Documenta 17 in Kassel) and the seminal large-scale video installations of international artists, including renowned South African artist William Kentridge, London-based artists Shezad Dawood and Alia Syed, Los Angeles-based Neha Choksi and artist Naeem Mohaiemen.

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