Saturday, October 29, 2011

Worlds within Worlds -art exhibition

Mumbai ARt Kollective ( MARK)

Presents group show by Prakash Bal Joshi and Dr Anjali Purohit
Bajaj Art Gallery, Bajaj Bhavan , Nariman Point
Launch on November 7,2011 from 4 to 7 PM
open upto November 12 daily 11am to 6 pm


One world – we say. But within this there exist so many worlds. Distinct, self sufficient and presumably isolated and unaffected by what goes on in the other worlds. A myriad microcosms – independent, self-sustaining. Till such time that the worlds overlap, collide and impinge on each other.

Worlds of compact eco systems, of close knit communities, of production units, of ordered social systems.

Worlds that form themselves into communities with their own language, expressions and meaning. Worlds that include and, by implication, also exclude. An intonation, a look, the subtle nuance of words that speaks either ‘you are one of us’ or says ‘you do not belong here’. Venn diagrams of exclusion and exclusivity or cooption and community. Holding within themselves a security for all members of the set but also a certain fluidity where that stability is always under challenge from the contradictions within itself and also from external developments.

The many worlds each of us inhabits – professional, personal, cultural and social. Our private world where live our hopes, dreams, fears and passions that often govern what communal world we choose to belong to.

And then the deep world of our subconscious and even deeper, the unconscious that perhaps influence our hopes, fears and desires.

Worlds Within Worlds is an exhibition that presents personal and varied interpretations of and reactions to this theme. We have encouraged loose and wide elucidations of this thought and hope to put them together in this show to see if the juxtaposition of these varied portrayals lead us to interesting and novel tangents on the theme.