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14 · 02 · 2019

Evolving/Eroding – Danish-Indian photo exhibition at Museum of Goa

Indian and Danish art photographers join creative forces for Evolving/Eroding exhibition at Museum of Goa

 

 

February 15th-28th, MOG, the Museum of Goa, presents an exciting photo exhibition titled Evolving/Eroding, with works by Indian and Danish art photographers. The project has received support from Air India and Danish Cultural Institute, and Director of DCI in India, Thomas Sehested will give the inaugural speech on the 15th.

 

Evolving/Eroding is comprized of works by six artists, three Danes and three Indians. They have explored the concept of nature, with India and Goa specifically as a starting point. The way they portray nature, each with their individual style and focus, is not as something separate from us, but as part of who we are, and as the title suggests the evolving and eroding aspects of nature plays a central role.

 

 

From the curatorial note for Evolving/Eroding

The exhibition includes a broad variety of works that employ various photographic techniques reflecting on both the photographic medium itself as well as the concept of nature. The photographs are manipulated, distorted, copied, staged and interpreted in various ways, and the works move from the abstract and intuitive to the more conceptual and investigative.

 

With this exhibition we hope that the meeting between the artists and the artworks will contribute to new realizations, reflection and form the basis for debate on both the photographic media and our relationship with nature, whether we live in Denmark or India.

 

 

Featured artists

Amit Sheokand (I)

Sheokand’s body of work, Māsoḷī takes us beneath the surface, to see the intricate designs of nature. The skeletal structure of local fish, which becomes waste, while we consume the organism as food or is seen as objects in natural history and science museums, seem surreal and whimsical when viewed in this format.

Amit Sheokand - Waghole
Akshay Mahajan (I)

With his Elder Flowers, Mahajan has looked into the Goan home, where you often see pictures of deceased family members carefully framed and placed next to Gods and Saints. He combines these portraits with local flora to create an interaction with old superstitions that trees are totems for fallen ancestors.

Akshay Mahajan - Untitled 5
Jagrut Raval (I)

Raval has created a number of works that mix the old photographic technique, cyanotype with drawing. He has taken a starting point in the conceptual architect Lebbeus Wood’s ideas about the nature of architecture and imagines a time when buildings are self mutating, growing from objects in landscape.

Jagrut Raval - Radical Reconstruction after Lebbeus Woods
Miriam Nielsen (DK)

Nielsen exhibits new montage works on paper and aluminum. The works are based on photographs of landscapes, structures and urban spaces recorded in Goa and Europe. The works investigate the materiality of nature creating new abstract realities. The works will be installed in relation to the space and use both walls and floors. The works Scenic Object 1-3 are created in collaboration with artist and designer Laura Faurschou (DK).

Miriam Nielsen - Hybrid Space
Jenny Nordquist (SE/DK)

Altering and reconceptualizing found hyalotypes from late 19th century, Nordquist provokes new perspectives about photography, its fragility and relation to nature. In When Nature Vents Her Fury the depicted landscapes are of an imposing and incredible nature. They expose our instinct to explore, to discover and to extend our perspective to new horizons. But they also speak to something more fleeting and fragile.

Jenny Nordquist - Beach, India

Louise Bøgelund Saugmann (DK)

Saugman’s series One Frame Infinite consists of analogue, photographic, montage works and sound pieces. All works are based on a single photograph from one of her many trips to South Goa, of the natural sculpture Magic Rock. The sound pieces are created in collaboration with artist, Will Harris (US) and musician, Abdullah S (DK).

Louise Bøgelund Saugmann - One Frame Infinite

Evolving/Eroding at Museum of Goa is supported by Air India and Danish Cultural Institute.