Group exhibition at Gallery Ragini, New Delhi, India, exploring storytelling, the re-creation of the narrative, ignored or unheard stories, and those of the past and the future.
* On 28th January Meena Vari will lead a curatorial walk through the exhibition 5pm to 7.30 pm*
The exhibition features video installation Re-Soundings: Prelude – The Ayahs Home by Cathy Lane, a work that investigates both the history of the ayahs in London and some of the mechanisms by which they, and their stories, have been muted. Read more about this work.
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Cathy Lane, Cristiana de Marchi, George Martin, Gigi Scaria, G R Iranna, Jagannath Panda, Madhu Venugopalan, Masooma Syed, Pooja Iranna, Riyas Komu, Thukral & Tagra, Tomasz Koclega, Veer Munshi and Vivek Vilasini
Curated by Meena Vari
Ferdinand De Saussure, ‘sign’ is an arbitrary mark, sound or gesture that becomes infused with meaning because it is part of a larger, more complex system of other marks or sounds with their own meanings. Stories always have been an integral part of our experience as human beings. From the ancient texts and myths to modern novels in art and even in the ordinary, everyday lives, storytelling has a special status, it impacts human identity- the way we experience life as communities, make sense in general, and more particularly who we are as individuals. In order to make sense of identity, narratives have been woven into the fabric of communities and individual selves too. As Roland Barthes put forward, narrative “is present at all times, in all places, in all societies; indeed narrative starts with the very history of mankind; there is not, there has never been anywhere, any people without narratives; all classes, all human groups have their stories..”