SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION: CHAOS, CONGRUENCE & COLLABORATION IN SOUTH ASIA
Aastha Chauhan, Abhishek Hazra, Anoli Perera, Anup Mathew Thomas, Bani Abidi, Hema Upadhyay, Huma Mulji, Mahbubur Rahman, Riyas Komu, Salil Subedi Kanika, Surekha,Syeda Farhana
Anant Art Gallery, 2008
Curation: Pooja Sood
Six Degrees of Separation' refers to the notion that, every person on the planet is separated from everyone else by a chain of about six people. While the idea of a shrinking world and of ever-increasing connectedness seems to be an idiom of the globalised world, it assumes a somewhat different complexion for artists in South Asia whose socio politico ealities and identities are a complex mix of congruence and chaos. This exhibition is a celebration of the dynamic network of relationships, collaborations and exchanges that KHOJ has developed and facilitated between artists in the region over the past 10 years.
(excerpt from the catalogue essay ‘About the project: Six Degrees of Separation’)