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Delhi Contemporary Art Week
September 3 @ 10:00 am - September 7 @ 6:00 pm
DCAW is back with its sixth edition where it will showcase exciting new voices along with a kaleidoscope of styles, themes, and techniques that reflect the ever-changing tapestry of South Asian creativity. Delhi Contemporary Art Week (DCAW) is a curated forum drawing on the synergies between six like-minded galleries in the city who have been promoting contemporary art consistently and are committed to the vision of coming together to educate, showcase and promote Contemporary Art. This edition of DCAW brings forth emerging fresh voices from South Asia and artworks in a panoply of mediums by six participating galleries – all of them, coincidentally, helmed by women.
The landscape of contemporary art in India is a testament to the region’s adaptability, creativity and resilience. All these six Delhi-based galleries are showcasing a line-up of artists from India and the sub-continent whose artworks resonate with audiences both within the region and around the world. Just like its successful edition last year, this year Delhi Contemporary Art Week (DCAW) will be at Bikaner House and open to the public for five days.
In addition to the curated shows by six participating galleries, there will be a group exhibition featuring artists from each gallery. This year, Girish Shahane has curated the exhibit titled ‘Conjunction of the Spheres’ featuring works of 18 artists. The exhibition’s curatorial framework bases itself on the vision of the cosmos articulated by the cultures of ancient Mesopotamia, a land that in its broadest definition includes modern-day Iraq and bits of Syria, Iran and Turkey. In any long-lived belief system, whether Mesopotamian, Indian or Egyptian, the place of gods shifts in importance over the centuries, as do their traits and powers. There is frequent overlap in roles among divinities, especially when it comes to issues central to pastoral and agricultural societies like fertility and war. The exhibition does not pretend to be either comprehensive or scholarly in its interpretation of Babylonian cosmography.
Participating Galleries: Blueprint12/ Exhibit 320/ Gallery Espace / Latitude 28 / Shrine Empire / Vadehra Art Gallery