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EXHIBITION "The Eminent Citizen" by Vir Kotak > 16th March to 5th April 2018

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Venue : Shrine Empire Gallery, D 395, Defence Colony
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16th March : 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Add to Calendar 16/03/2018 18:00 16/03/2018 21:00 Asia/Kolkata Opening of "The Eminent Citizen" by Vir Kotak Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2018/03/exhibition-eminent-citizen-vir-kotak-shrine-empire-gallery.html Shrine Empire Gallery, D 395, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024 DD/MM/YYYY - Inauguration 
17th March to 5th April : 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (Sundays closed)  Add to Calendar 17/03/2018 11:00 05/04/2018 18:00 Asia/Kolkata EXHIBITION "The Eminent Citizen" by Vir Kotak Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2018/03/exhibition-eminent-citizen-vir-kotak-shrine-empire-gallery.html Shrine Empire Gallery, D 395, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024 DD/MM/YYYY - Exhibition on View

Entry : Free


Venue : Shrine Empire Gallery, D 395, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024
Venue Info : www.shrineempiregallery.com | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Lajpat Nagar(Violet Line)'

Event Description : 
EXHIBITION "The Eminent Citizen" by Vir Kotak

Presented by Swapan Seth

Vir's current body of work is a cynical play on the oft-quoted phrase that was also the title of WH Auden’s well-known poem The Unknown Citizen. Through a play of light and shadow against architecture, his works evoke the social structures that enable the world’s one percent of affluent, ‘eminent citizens’ to remain isolated in their world-view, and disconnected from the social reality of the majority. Vir seeks out the gap in communication and the impossibility of empathy between classes of people in the crevices of the everyday, his travels and encounters with people around the world. This current global condition that we occupy is the symptom and the cause of the alienation and tragedy of the eminent citizen, to which they are often oblivious. His abstract treatment of the figure of the eminent citizen in his photographs and moving images are supplemented by his text-based work. His verses are presented as an artist book that is also on display alongside his foray into ceramic.

Vir Kotak (born 1985, Mumbai) is a self-taught artist who often works with lens-based media besides sound, sculptural installation and drawing. Vir’s first solo exhibition, ‘The Memory Project’ was on view at the Jehangir Art Gallery in Mumbai (2017). He has since been featured as part of group exhibitions and has been part of curated projects, variously at the Kala Ghoda Festival, Mumbai (2017); Kala Sakshi Foundation Show, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi (2009); and Nature Morte Summer Show, Nature Morte, New Delhi (2017). Vir works with minimal imagery to create complex, inward-looking narratives. He experiments variously with form and media to stage sublime encounters based on pure aesthetic phenomena and visual play. Vir’s line-based drawings are often created through a process that is multi-layered in its approach, which recently extended to his collaborative work with ceramic.

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