Urban Reflections – the pleasures and the strife
Cities unfold themselves in the works of artists: They portray the lived and living experience in their own unique ways of understanding and executing the aesthetics reflections. The city in their works appears before the viewer as an emblematic city, embodying the characteristics of all cities that are changing fast, thanks to the advent of global economics and proliferation of liberal democracy. The trouble and strife of people, and the pangs resulted by the changing socio – economic and politico cultural fabric of such cities manifest in their varied colors and at times, the artists deliberately allow a celebratory mood to overcome their critical viewing while underlining the need of it in a very subtle way, cautioning the viewer of the traps these celebrations could offer to unsuspecting ‘citizens’.
In this sense, these works could be called ‘critically celebrative’ and ‘celebrated critiques’ of the urban discourse.
VENUE: F- 213 C, Lado Sarai,
New Delhi- 110030
DATE: 13thOctober 2012