‘Sois assuré qu’en quelque lieu du monde où je sois tu as un ami fidèle’
[Never doubt that wherever I may be in the world, you have in me a faithful friend.]
What Usbek writes to Rustam, his faraway friend, in Montesquieu’s Lettres Persanes could also be an artist’s words to their artistic sensibility. Like Usbek, artists remain faithful in writing back their conscious and unconscious encounters with new realities to their sensibility. All that travel offers – materials, methodologies, languages, ways of seeing – later informs an artist’s work.
Curated by Dhritabrata Bhattacharjya Tato, this exhibition explores how an artists’ sojourn becomes a virtual studio offering permanent references for their future artistic endeavours.
It features Krishnakriti Fellows that attended École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris and École supérieure d’art et de design Marseille-Méditerranée in Marseille for an academic year through fellowships instituted by the French Embassy and Kalakriti Foundation in 2008.
CREATED WITH : Krishnakriti Foundation