|Silence of Furies and Sorrows 1995|
|An exhibition of installations and performance at Venkattappa Gallery, Banglaore|
|Participating Artists : Raghavendra Rao, Ravisankar Rao, Amrish, Ramesh Chandra, Shantamani, Nandakishore, Tripura Kashyap, and C.F. John|
one morning all was a flame
bodies. Gutted homes. Buildings razed to the ground. These are mere impressions
- unpalaltable flavors of destruction, torment and tribulation. Eminently
forgettable; these flavours, however ten to linger
The group, which has been working on projects based on key social issues for about ten years now, launched into the latest venture in January. This time, it was the anti-Urdu news riots that roused the artists. After a hundred days of exhaustive research and toil at artist Sheela Gowda's studio, the exhibition was finally ready.
penetrating insight into the psyche and misery of the riot victims was
possible only after extensive interaction with them. The artists spent
days listening to tales of woe of men and women whose homes had been razed
to the ground and a group of unfortunate children whose school was burnt
down in the brutal paroxysm of communal disturbances"
in India a spate of 'Installations' have cropped up at various museums
Unfortunately many of these were reduced to an act
of gimmick at best and resulted only in arousing the attention of the
media and public, rather than the creative endeavor that ought to be,
in seeking this medium's artistic possibilities. Here it is heartening
to note that these young artists have very effectively achieved a fusion
of artistic demands with the compulsions of social responsibilities, without
compromising the aesthetic possibilities of such creative exercise.
exhibits speak volumes of the violence that tore apart the garden city
in the last four years, leaving anguish in its wake"...
the young people who interacted with the victims, the installation become
a bridge between art and life and an act of conscience"
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