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September 12, 2016

‘Revisiting Beauty’ With Contemporary Artists

Text by Huzan Tata

Visit an exhibition that explores varied dimensions of beauty in the modern world

Beauty, as a notion, or in an object, a person or a place, can be interpreted differently, based on the eye of the beholder. But even today, art remains one of the most expressive and elaborate ways through which to portray it. As part of its Revisiting Beauty exhibition, Threshold Art Gallery will delve deeper into the many interpretations of beauty within different contexts.

The series, curated by gallery founder Tunty Chauhan deals with the reciprocal influence of past traditions on contemporary art practices and the progress of the idea of beauty in modernity. With a catalogue essay by eminent art historian Dr B. N. Goswamy, the show ponders upon the true meaning of beauty in today’s day and age.

The participating artists — Desmond Lazaro, Anindita Bhattacharya, F. Zahra Hassan, Manjunath Kamath, V. Ramesh, Gulam Mohammed Sheikh, Nilima Sheikh and more — are contemporary artists whose practices are all rooted in the miniature style of painting. Through the exhibition, they will reflect upon how the essence of beauty itself hasn’t necessarily changed, though the lens through which we view it has. They will also closely examine the aesthetics of our time from their independent perspectives.

Revisiting Beauty will be on display at Threshold Art Gallery, New Delhi from August 26 to September 30, 2016.

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