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The Sundry Effect: The Stories we are…

27th January 2020 - 5th February 2020

A graphic image showing a staircase in an archway, with text that reads "The Sundry Effect: The stories we are ..."

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.


Exhibiting artists:
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..”

See the event catalogue here, and visit the gallery website for opening hours.


27th January 2020
5th February 2020


Gallery Ragini
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Bikaner House
Kalamkaar Hall and Guftagu, Pandara Road, Pandara Flats India Gate
New Delhi, 110 011
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