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November 15, 2016

6 International Exhibitions By Indian Artists

Text by Huzan Tata

From New York to Manila, these are the art shows by Indians that are worth checking out

Soil And Stones, Souls And Songs

This travelling exhibition features works by Sheela Gowda and Prabhakar Pachpute. Curated by Cosmin Costinas and Inti Guerrero, the show — with a focus on Asia — traces themes of politics and its effects on the arts in the face of tension and changing realities.

Soil And Stones, Souls And Songs is on display at Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Manila until December 4, 2016

Majnu Ka Tilla Diaries

Photographer Serena Chopra captures the lives and homes of the residents of Majnu Ka Tilla, a refugee colony of Tibetans in India’s capital. Chopra, who was inspired to work on the project after a chance conversation with the Dalai Lama, unveils the struggles of this exiled community through her striking monochrome photos.

Majnu Ka Tilla Diaries is on display at sepiaEYE, New York until December 10, 2016

Insecurities: Tracing Displacement And Shelter

Mumbai-based artist Reena Kallat takes her work to the Big Apple for an exhibition that documents the changing face of design and architecture in light of refugee crises across the world. Insecurities: Tracing Displacement And Shelter brings together the works of various artists, designers and architects working in diverse media and their artistic responses to large-scale displacement.

Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter is on display at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York until January 22, 2017

The Measure Of Our Traveling Feet

Tackling the cultural and social impact of migration, this exhibition includes works by 15 artists from around the world. Contemporary artist Shilpa Gupta has created a kinetic  installation using airport flapboards to express the confusion experienced by people on their arrival in unfamiliar environments.

The Measure Of Our Traveling Feet is on display at Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht until November 27, 2016

I Thank You Once Again

N.N. Rimzon’s latest solo exhibition includes a mix of drawings and sculptural creations. The pièce de résistance of his new show is his bronze tableau of icons inspired by offerings at shrines and temples, I thank you once again — initiated in 1995 and completed earlier this year.

I Thank You Once Again is on display at Talwar Gallery, New York until December 16, 2016

Covering Letter

An immersive installation and video projection, artist Jitish Kallat’s latest work is on view in the USA for the first time. In Covering Letter, he projects a historical letter from Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler, written weeks before the start of the Second World War. The exhibition aims to promote peace and tolerance in a world of violence and conflict.

Covering Letter is on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia from November 13, 2016 to March 5, 2017

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