India International Centre
and
MASH

presents

Living the New Normal: In these Extraordinary Times


Curated by Dr. Arshiya Mansoor Lokhandwala


Prakajta Potnis, ‘The eye that never sleeps’, 2018

The online exhibition explores the work of five Indian women artists that allude to the extraordinary but incongruous moment that we are experiencing, highlighted through their various bodies of work which refers to the current zeitgeist

On view are works by Anita Dube – Eye Photos; Shilpa Gupta; Prakajta Potnis; Pushpamala N. Return of the Phantom Lady (Sinful City); and Mithu Sen

The online exhibition will be on view from 27th July to 9th August 2020

Curatorial Note
By Dr. Arshiya Mansoor Lokhandwala

“The state of emergency in which
we live is not the exception but the rule.”

  • Walter Benjamin

The new normal is anything but ordinary. The world as we know it has changed forever since December 31st, 2019. Most of us have never experienced an epidemic let alone a pandemic of an epic nature that affected every corner of the earth. The future has never looked more uncertain with no definitive cure or end in sight, leaving with us anxious, disoriented, overwhelmed, and paranoid. Sigmund Freud a noted psychiatrist has defined this as the “uncanny” or “unheimlich” in German when what is familiar somehow appears estranged or foreign, wherein social distancing, facemasks, lockdowns, quarantine or curfews have become the new norm. The exhibition explores the work of five Indian women artists that allude to the extraordinary but incongruous moment that we are experiencing, highlighted through their various bodies of work which refers to the current zeitgeist

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