The Floodlight Foundation aims at driving a cultural change by removing artworks from traditional settings of museums and galleries and bringing it to more accessible areas, so people can freely engage with art, without private sector pressures of sale or public sector limitations. This month they bring us “Beauty in the Beast” an exhibition curated by Surbhi Modi at Alliance Francaise De Delhi on 29th April 6-9 pm and 30th April 10 am-7 pm.
“I believe in deeply ordered chaos”- Francis Bacon
Beauty in the Beast stands to celebrate Bacon’s notion of “ordered chaos” where the aesthetic and anaesthetic are constantly at odds. In a spin off from a Shrek like fairy tale, “Beauty in the Beast” celebrates and brazenly glorifies the grotesque. They bring us artists like Anant Mishra whose drawings meander between dualities of human and animal, arrogating mythical beasts to Bhuwal Prasad’s vibrant, anarchic canvases that exhort images of familiar haze.Then there is Hibzul Sheikh who contemporises Greek, Indian and Roman mythological characters and Arun Pandit who uses fibre and bronze to create powerful sculptures on socio-political issues. They also have artists like Abhijit Pathak, Nayanna Kanoria, Rajesh Srivastava and Mangesh Rajguru. “By bringing together these provocative works, we hope to push the envelope of what is acceptable and help draw attention to these bold artists,” says Surbhi Modi.
It definitely sound interesting and thought provoking. So do try to come by either on 29th April 6-9 pm or 30th April 10 am- 7 pm at Alliance Francaise De Delhi and be mesmerized.