An art exhibition ‘Confluence’, a curatorial endeavour, is an exhibition of artworks displayed at Nehru Art Gallery, Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Masab Tank. It comprises of installations, sculptures, prints and paintings. The exhibition will be on till January 12.
Santhosh Sakhinala, one of the curatorial endeavours says, “The exhibition includes ten artists each from USA and India that meet in Hyderabad. The Hyderabad-Wisconsin confluence, here in Hyderabad, is an endeavour to make certain flows of artistic imagination and images mingled from across different borders of territoriality and milieus.”
The exhibition brings together artists from different locations and hierarchies, nationalities, socio-cultural experiences, artistic resources, and economic conditions. Nevertheless, the works of art flow together in a spirit of artistic engagement.
The most attractive sculpture was of the man with wings, done by Sudhakar Chippa. The sculpture is titled ‘The Winged Man’ and the feathered wings forms a surreal juxtaposition with machinery embedded in the human form. The figure seems poised for takeoff on imaginative flight.
Another work worth noting was ‘Mourning Hanky: Smiling’, which was based on the absurdity of life in the face of inevitable death. Collection of memories, shopping as art form and obsessive decoration are a part of the exploration done by Marna Brauner from USA.
The other participating artists include Santiago Cucullu, Raoul Deal, Christiane Grauert, Mary Hood, Cima Katz, Dara Larson, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, Nirmal Raja, Rina Yoon, Sajid Bin Amar, and many others.