Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fwd: Invite:"450 Miles of Thriving Silence" by Rajarshi Sengupta Preview Saturday, 25 August, 2012


Rajarshi Sengupta's current body of work 'maps' the relation between the issue of Identity and Belonging that is brought about through an actual travel through the geography. Through this, he also re-evaluates the relationship between the idea of 'Private 'and 'Public'. These questions addressed in this exhibition are to him the result of his actual journey from Bangalore to Machilipatnam. "The actual journey, which embodied several layers of underlined journeys, accommodates the perceptual voyages about Trades in Medieval era, Shift and Migration of Motifs and Changing Identity with relation to Region/Cosmopolitan.  Thus the approximate geographical distance between these two towns becomes metaphor of these perceptual journeys, their apparent silence and the thrive-stored deep inside their core"- says Rajarshi.

Rajarshi Sengupta hails from Calcutta. He completed his Bachelors in Printmaking from Rabindra Bharati University in 2009 and later studied at the S.N School of Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad in 2011. He has received a Gold Medal for Printmaking from the University of Hyderabad as well as from Rabindra Bharati University. He has participated in several workshops and exhibitions and has presented under the emerging artist banner at KHOJ, Kolkata. He has also contributed writings for Print and online publications.  He is currently working on a Research Project at National Institute of Advanced Studies.

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