KALEIDOSCOPE OF INDIAN CITIES
Harpreet (Neena) Mand
with MA Collaborative
22 July – 8 August 2015
The University Gallery
In a diverse country like India there are multiple interconnected lives that can be observed at any given time in its myriad cities. These lives, through their intersections and juxtaposition, generate multiple images that may seem contrary. In the face of daunting complexity and palimpsest of histories we have sought to steer away from constructing compelling classifications or attempts to fix the essential character of Indian Cities.
This exhibition seeks to present to the viewer, Indian cities and cultures as being different, but nonetheless containing invisible connections that may seem familiar or utterly strange. It takes a nonlinear approach and presents Indian cities with their irreducible differences that need to be understood in their own terms, but still provide invisible connections whether they are cultural, aesthetic or existential, as observed and experienced by four individuals. The exhibition is not presented as an authoritative text but rather as an exploration and field report on things noticed, fleetingly captured and later discovered, remembered and connected, that evoke different realities and places.
Please join the artist at the opening to be launched by Head of School, Architecture and Built Environment, Professor Sue Anne Ware:
Monday 27 July from 6pm