ART EXHIBITION "Ecce Homo" Solo Show of paintings, sculptures & projection by Gigi Scaria > 1st to 24th November 2018 - Delhi Events
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ART EXHIBITION "Ecce Homo" Solo Show of paintings, sculptures & projection by Gigi Scaria > 1st to 24th November 2018

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Venue : Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53 Defence Colony
Artworks Gigi Scaria
Artworks by Gigi Scaria
Time : 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (Sundays closed) Add to Calendar 01/11/2018 11:00 24/11/2018 19:00 Asia/Kolkata ART EXHIBITION "Ecce Homo" Solo Show of paintings, sculptures & projection by Gigi Scaria Event Page : https://www.delhievents.com/2018/11/art-exhibition-ecce-homo-solo-show-paintings-sculptures-projection-gigi-scaria-vadehra-art-gallery.html Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024 DD/MM/YYYY - Exhibition on View

Entry : Free

Venue : Vadehra Art Gallery, D-53 Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024
Venue Info : www.vadehraart.com | Map | Nearest Metro Station - 'Lajpat Nagar(Violet Line)'

Event Description : 
ART EXHIBITION "Ecce Homo" Solo Show of new works by Gigi Scaria

Behold the man or how one become what one is’, the exhibition displays a body of new works including paintings, sculpture and projection.

Man, in the End Times
Premjish Achari
Man has been presented again and again, in every epoch with a new purpose and conceived in a new image. “Ecce Homo” or “behold, the man” resonates through time equally as an indictment and a prophecy. But all prophecies lead to martyrdom, rather than redemption. All human beings are etched with the memories of their previous versions. From the monstrous to the hedonistic, from the prophetic to the tormented, from the contemplative to the existential and from the revolutionary to the fragmented, alienated, dehumanised, dismembered man of the present, the passage has been enormously lengthy. In each version, man’s nature embodies the Hegelian belief that “the philosophy is an epoch captured in a thought.”
In a history inhabited by various versions of the man, we stand at the cusp of time anticipating a post-human cyborg of the future. Our present bodies are the bridge between the animal and the Nietzschean “superman”. Though we believe that we are at the pinnacle of civilisation, Koonrad Lorenz has pointed out that we haven’t shed our primal instincts. Freud has prophesised that eventually we will be born anew as prosthetic gods armed with artificial auxiliary organs which make us magnificent. The new possibilities of cloning, manipulations of the human stem cells, genetic engineering, artificial selection, mind altering psychotropic drugs, etc., lurk on the horizon making the future of mankind uncertain and ever more contingent on the decisions of today. Mankind or what we understand it to be, Michel Foucault remarked, is washed away like a figure drawn in the sand.
In such apocalyptic times, dystopian anxieties and catastrophic events fog our existence. The urban chronicler of India, Gigi Scaria stands atop this wasteland, like Caspar David Friedrich’s wanderer perched upon a rocky precipice, speculating an ominous new world. Scaria’s recent works, ranging from anthropomorphic sculptures, videos to drawings embody the moral doubts and anxieties regarding the future of the human body and humanity at large. Scaria’s works betray the nihilism of Nietzsche. This body of work draws exhaustively on Nietzsche’s seminal text Ecce Homo: How to Become What You Are. Like Nietzsche, Scaria too charts out an iconoclastic path, he dismantles the existing value systems to offer us a bleak vision of the present and the future. His works postulate
that the prophecies of doom have become the songs of the sirens in our time, enticing and
irresistible, but ultimately fatal. By foregrounding the human body and its contemporary experience, Scaria develops an artistic elegy for the time and human body. In his worldview the human body is a slave to an apparatus of production and consumption, doomed to fulfil its desires but remain eternally ravenous.

(Excerpts from Premjish Achari’s long essay Man, in the End Times)

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