ART EXHIBITION “Art-poetry: Dialogues of Last Innocences" > 4th August to 30th September 2018

Venue : Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP)

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Time :
4th August : 7:00 pm Add to Calendar 04/08/2018 19:00 04/08/2018 20:00 Asia/Kolkata EXHIBITION “Art-poetry: Dialogues of Last Innocences" Event Page : Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi - 110001 DD/MM/YYYY - Inauguration
5th August to 30th September :  Add to Calendar 05/08/2018 11:00 30/09/2018 20:00 Asia/Kolkata EXHIBITION “Art-poetry: Dialogues of Last Innocences" Event Page : Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi - 110001 DD/MM/YYYY
Tuesday to Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
Saturdays & Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Venue : Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, Connaught Place (CP), New Delhi - 110001

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EXHIBITION “Art-poetry: Dialogues of Last Innocences" by Sonia Khurana, Tushar Joag, Ratna Khanna, Chinki Sinha and Vibha Galhotra

About the exhibition: 5 Indian artists explore the writings of 5 female Spanish poets to create 5 unique installations inspired on the poems of each author. Each poet occupies a different space in history, starting from the 17th century reaching all the way to the end of the 20th century, while sparking the flame of feminism in a unique and timeless fashion. The poets write on a broad range from the need of education for women to erotically charged
expressions of freedom, passing through an adoration for the almighty, violence, psychoanalysis and even reflections over the Spanish language. The artists Sonia Khurana, Tushar Joag, Ratna Khanna, Chinki Sinha and Vibha Galhotra bring the words of Rosalía de Castro, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Alfonsina Storni, Alejandra Pizarnik, and Dulce María Loynaz into the 21st century through their diverse approaches be it projections,
photography, or the written word.

About the poets:

María Rosalía Rita de Castro, better known as Rosalía de Castro (24 February 1837 – 15 July 1885), was a Galician romanticist writer and poet. Writing in the Galician language, after the Séculos Escuros (lit. Dark Centuries), she became an important figure of the Galician romantic movement, known today as the Rexurdimento ("renaissance"), along with Manuel Curros Enríquez and Eduardo Pondal. Her poetry is marked by 'saudade', an
almost ineffable combination of nostalgia, longing and melancholy.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (12 November 1648 – 17 April 1695), an exceptional seventeenth-century nun who set precedents for feminism long before the term or concept existed. Her "Respuesta" is a maverick work outlining the logical sense of women’s education more than 200 years before Woolf’s "A Room of One’s Own." Her poetry,
meanwhile, states in bold language the potency of the feminine in both love and religion.

Alfonsina Storni (29 May 1892 – 25 October 1938) was an Argentine poet of the modernist period. She was the winner of the First Municipal Poetry Prize and the second National Literature Prize for her book Languidez. Storni had several phases of writing over the course of her career: the first from 1916–20, a second from 1925-26, and a third from 1934 until her death in 1938. In Storni's time, her work did not align itself with a particular movement or genre. It was not until the modernist and avant-garde movements began to fade that her work seemed to fit in.

Alejandra Pizarnik (April 29, 1936 – September 25, 1972) was an Argentine poet. A year after entering the department of Philosophy and Letters at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Pizarnik published her first book of poetry, La tierra más ajena (1955). She took courses in literature, journalism, and philosophy at the university, but never received her degree. She was a profound reader of many dignified authors during her lifetime. From the 
novels read she delved into more literature with similar topics to learn from different points of view. Doing this sparked an interest early on for literature and also for the unconscious, which in turn gave her interest in psychoanalysis.She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1968, and in 1971 a Fulbright Scholarship.

Dulce María Loynaz (10 December 1902 – 27 April 1997) was a Cuban poet. The life story of Dulce María Loynaz is a door into the paradoxes of Cuban culture today. Although Dulce María lived a sheltered life during her childhood, in her early adulthood her life was much more adventurous, including experiences available at that time only to wealthy young women, even outside of Cuba. The sobriety of her lyric expression, her exquisite handling of
language and master use of Castilian Language were the main reasons to take into account to confer her The King Alphonse the Wise Order (Spain) and on November 5, 1992, the Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra Literature Prize, honorable distinction she received in Spain in 1993 from King Juan Carlos I's hands.

About the artists:

Sonia Khurana is an Indian artist. She works with lens-based media: photo, video, and the moving image, as well as performance, text, drawing, sound, music, voice, and installation. She draws upon diverging practices and remaps established realms using an approach that is post dogmatic and inter-contextual. Her art practice attempts to draw critically on references to cultural and gendered identity, and the psycho-social domain. Working with a
discourse of power that is deliberately tangential, she structures the self through states of strangeness, alienation, displacement and embodiment. She strives to engage with constant negotiations between body and language, the self and the world. Through these deliberately poetic intimations, she tries to persistently explore and re-define the space of the political.
Tushar Joag describes himself as a public intervention artist. He founded PWC (Public Work Cells), an organization that aims "to create works of art that seek to make interventions in the urban space, by designing and producing objects that while being functional and aesthetic bring into focus the various concerns of the immediate situation."
He explores art in the public sphere. As an interventionist and inventor of mock corporate identities, he takes a satirical look at the urban classes and suggests that art is responsible for maintaining cultural continuity. This rhetoric leads him to conceive of unicell, a corporate body of one, that mimics many of the absurdities of government bureaucracy in a continent reliant upon social and political solutions.

Vibha Galhotra is a New Dehli based conceptual artist whose large-scale sculptures address the shifting topography of the world under the impact of globalization and growth. She sees herself as being part of the restructuring of culture, society and geography – of New Delhi, and the world. Responding to the rapid environmental changes and re-zoning of land, Galhotra embodies the dense urbanization and jungles of steel and concrete through intricately sewn metal ghungroo tapestries – fusing historical grandeur with shimmering veils of steel.

Ratna Khanna is an artist and photographer based out of Delhi, she formally trained in drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. She later studied photography at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and then Rochester Institute of Technology. A multimedia artist, Ratna likes to work with several mediums that reflect her ideas. She
even welds occasionally as she finds it relaxing. Over the years she has won many awards and most recently the Prudential Eye Awards in Photography.

Chinki Sinha is a writer and a traveller. Her journeys sometimes end in transit zones or nowhere at all. In order to write, one must make the journey into the dark. It is the process of climbing back out of the trenches that can be translated into words. Sinha completed her master’s in journalism from Syracuse University and has done a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She worked in a newspaper in New York and then joined the Indian Express in Delhi.

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