Group Exhibition

MUTANT BEAUTY                                                                                                                     

Abir Karmakar, Anant Joshi, Ashim Purkayasta, Atul Bhalla, Bharti Kher, Bose Krishnamachari, Krishnaraj Chonat, Mithu Sen, Probir Gupta, Sheila Makhijani, Shukla Sawant, Subba Ghosh, Sunil Gawde, Vibha Galhotra

Anant Art Gallery, 2008

Catalogue essay & Curation: Gayartri Sinha


Since the 19th century, beauty famously has been described as synonymous with truth; equally a suspicion of absolute truth also engenders a suspicion, even a rejection of absolute beauty. Within the structures of capitalism and the market, museums and galleries, beauty as a subject has invited definition, elaboration, demonstration and display. Equally its reception in the post structuralist period is complicated by analysis, of the ‘experience’ of beauty itself.


(excerpt from the catalogue essay ‘MUTANT BEAUTY’ by Gayatri Sinha)