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EXHIBITION “Horizon: Against Nature” Curated by Jasone Miranda Bilbao at Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP) > 30th January to 20th February 2017

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Time :
30th January : 7:00 pm - Inauguration
31st January to 5th March : 
Tuesday to Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Saturdays & Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Mondays - Closed

Entry : Free

Venue : Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi - 110001

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Event Description : 
EXHIBITION 
“Horizon: Against Nature” Curated by Jasone Miranda Bilbao 

As part of ' Plastics Arts and Architecture' series. 

About the exhibition: The intention of our Against Nature project is to shock the mind into rethinking time, space and the relations between things. What we propose is that nature is a horizon that can be approached indefinitely and yet never completely grasped. The idea ‘Against Nature’ takes inspiration from the French fiction novel by Joris-Karl Huysmans A Rebours published in France in 1884. The main protagonist, Des Esseintes, is a highly sensitive, neurotic anti-hero and aesthete who escapes Paris for the countryside and abandons himself to a life of decadence, fine art and literature in order to criticize the vulgarity of society. This was the time before the industrial revolution, when society and the prevalent ideology were seen in terms of nature and the beauty of its forms, structures and geometry. Pre industrial revolution, the same umbrella of Nature, held together a unity
of aims and beliefs that served the joint purposes of science, religion and art. Today, and within a now postindustrial and late capitalist global logic, Nature is often narrowly taken as being in opposition to culture. Science, art and religion, have become disconnected: science has favored the purely technical, religion has adopted a confused and transcendent notion of God, and art has tended towards reflecting this present state of confusion with the faint hope that it can somehow contribute to its eradication. Our project attempts to pull
science, religion, art and nature back together under the reconfigured rubric of nature / horizon and unite them inside of regions between visibility and invisibility. In attempting to visualize and move towards the horizon, a range of motion begins that may potentially connect memories, ideas, feelings and all aspects of life to the infinity of the universe. 

Participating artists: Participating artists are Adam Nankervis and David Medalla ‘The Mondrian Fun Club’, Avtar Singh, Chris Evans and Duncan Hamilton ‘All Horizons Club’, Charo Garaigorta and Artium Basque Museum Center for Contemporary Art, Elizabeth Chadwick, Clair Joy ‘Mecklenburg Square Garden Project’, David Cross, Emma Smith, Finlay Taylor ‘Millimeter’, Kate Scrivener, Manu Uranga, Mike Marshall, Niroj Satpath, Sharmila Samant, Tim O’Riley, Tushar Joag, Uriel Orlow, Warren Neidich. And a selection of videos by Adam Nankervis and Daniel Kupferberg, Aditi Kulkarni, Anri Sala, Asim Waqif, Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba, Diptej Vernekar, Esteban Torres Ayastuy, Jeremy Deller, Kamal Swaroop, Madelaine Jimenez Santil, Mike Marshall, Mithu Sen, Ole Hagen, Parvathi Nayar, Pranay Dutta, Shimabuku, Simon Woolham, Sujit Malli, Superflex, Surabhi Saraf, Szu Han Chen, Tara Kelton, The Beauty Inspector, Vipin Dhanurdharan..

About the curator: Jasone Miranda-Bilbao is an artist whose practice includes working in all media including curating. In 1995 she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from Winchester School of Art (UK) in the specialist area of sculpture. In 1998 she completed a Masters at Chelsea College of Art and Design (London) and in 2006 her PhD at Goldsmiths College, University of London. In the past she co-funded the magazine Diaper and formed the visual arts group Free Range, working with the local authority of Brent (London) and
groups of the community. She has exhibited her work internationally, participated in artist residencies, conferences, teaching etc. In January this year her work was included in two exhibitions in India, Some things change at the IIC (New Delhi) and at the Art and Technology exhibition, State Art Gallery (Hyderebad). Recent curatorial projects include Horizon: Against Nature (Gallery OED, Kochi, December 2016) and Ideas travel faster than light (NIV Art Centre, New Delhi, December 2015). In May 2007 she will be exhibiting her work at La Taller gallery (Bilbao, Spain). 

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