Curated by Anita & Vilas Kulkarni
HYDERABAD | 19th March to 18th April 2019
Indian art constantly celebrates life in its play of colours and the dance of forms - both the ephemeral, as the constant or the eternal. It takes the viewer on a journey to experience what is not real, and yet makes one emerge out of it with a deep individualistic experience – as deep as the very roots of Indian Art.
The collection of art works by over forty five artists spanning over three centuries brought together for this exhibition, Hallucinations makes for an incredible journey for every art lover. It makes you travel through time, through art movements, through trends, and plot the history of the subcontinent by way of its reflection in Indian art by the pioneers of their time. It cuts across geographic divisions, and political markers to give an essence of the magnificent journey that Indian art has taken, and while on this journey, has surpassed its preceding phase to reach a greater height in global recognition and artistic creativity.
Artworks in this exhibition weave together a tapestry of the rich cultural diversity of the sub continent and celebrate the pioneering creativity of the artists featured here. With changing horizons, sensibilities, societal concerns and outlooks, this collection of art works leads you into experiencing all that is not. It submerges the viewer into myriad emotions, divided in theme, media, technique, ideology, and any other conceivable tag. But in the end, each is tied together with every artist’s attempt from time immemorial to take the viewers on a voyage of experience, that they have never undertaken. This is the voyage of Hallucinations.