Sheher, Prakriti, Devi Exhibition at Ishara Art Foundation Alserkal Avenue - in pictures
ArtDayMe: Don’t miss Sheher, Prakriti, Devi exhibition at Ishara Art Foundation. This exhibition marks artist and photographer Gauri Gill's first extensive curation. Ruminating on the interwoven relationship between dynamic cities, the natural environment and the inseparable sacred, the show presents twelve artists and collectives working across diverse contexts of urban, rural, domestic, communitarian, public and non-material spaces. Sheher, Prakriti, Devi comes from the Hindustani terms for 'city', 'nature' and 'deity. The exhibition germinates from Gill's ongoing documentation of urban and semi-urban spaces in India since 2003 in a series titled 'Rememory' (after Toni Morrison). Gill offers a unique lens to regard cities as spaces of habitation that are shaped by multiple life-worlds. Together with various practitioners with whom she shares an affinity, the exhibition presents a world where built and natural structures are rendered porous by termites; gates open to unfinished roads; historical ruins become homes to migratory birds while pigeons become occupants of post-colonial houses; locusts bear witness to contemporary terrors and forests manifest as spirit sisters. In this show, viewers are invited to regard ecology as an overlap of cultural, natural and spiritual domains. Sheher, Prakriti, Devi includes works by Chamba Rumal, Chiara Camoni, Gauri Gill, Ladhki Devi, Mariam Suhail, Meera Mukherjee, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Rashmi Kaleka, Shefalee Jain, Sukanya Ghosh, Vinnie Gill and Yoshiko Crow. Artworks for this exhibition have been loaned from the private collections of Anant Art, Akar Prakar, the Pundole Family Collection, the Mrinalini Mukherjee Foundation, and the Ishara Art Foundation and the Prabhakar Collection. You can visit Sheher, Prakriti, Devi,exhibition till June 1,2024 in Ishara Art Foundation. It located in A3,Alserkal Avenue,Al Quoz,Dubai.