New Delhi – 23rd February to 12th March 2022
The LADN project commenced with its first iteration at Gallery Espace, New Delhi. It was indeed exciting to see the works displayed in an exhibition for the first time. Following the third wave of the pandemic, Espace befittingly opened it’s exhibition season with LADN. Visitors to this very intense exhibition were deeply moved by the works, identifying with the trauma and loss that we had all collectively suffered.
india art fair 2022
New Delhi – 29th April to 1st May 2022
The second iteration of LADN was at the prestigious India Art Fair 2022. Invited to and supported by IAF, we had a small wall and tabletop in the auditorium lobby to display the project. We ran a dynamic display, rotating selected works from the project twice daily to maximise exposure. Being a community project, IAF was the ideal place to engage and interact with visitors, students and fellow artists about their experiences during Covid. It also provided an opportunity to acquaint them with printmaking as an educational tool and a medium for social change.
Santiniketan – 7th June to 10th July 2022
We were excited to showcase this large body of black and white relief prints at the birthplace of modern Indian printmaking, Santiniketan. The exhibition opened at Arthshila Santiniketan. The opening was well attended by faculty members and students from Kala Bhavana,Visva Bharati, as well as other members of the Santiniketan community. People were delighted to see such a large body of prints. Many also commented that the exhibition showcased several works of considerable merit. Some visitors were so moved that they shared their own COVID stories, as at other iterations of the exhibition. Our curator, Dr. Paula Sengupta, also gave a small introductory talk and guided people through the project website.
The exhibition concluded with a weekend of events. This included a guided walkthrough of the exhibition by the curator and the LADN artists from West Bengal; a presentation titled “Reclaiming the Cultural Narrative’ by Leenika Jacob, co-founder of The Kala Chaupal Trust; ; a presentation titled “Mustang”by photographer and Himalayan chronicler Sujoy Das; and a presentation titled “Into Exile”by Paula Sengupta.
Opening – 7th June 2022
Walkthrough and presentation on the 9th and 10th of July 2022
Ahmedabad – 20th August to 25th September 2022