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“Unnecessary Alcove” by Shreyas Karle at Project 88, Mumbai

"Performing under pressure in the museum of broken objects," 2018, by Shreyas Karle (1981, Mumbai), Museum glass, broken terracotta horse and wooden stand, 27 x 20 x 3 inches, Project 88
(Courtesy: Project 88 )

A three-part, mixed-media exhibition created and curated by artist Shreyas Karle is currently on display in Mumbai. Project 88 is hosting the artist’s solo show, which enquires into the notion of archiving the domestic, until March 3, 2018. The imminently closing show is titled “Unnecessary Alcove”.

In his second solo at Project 88 that takes place after a gap of seven years, Shreyas Karle enquires into the notion of archiving the domestic. If one tends to “museumize” the domestic, would one contradict the institution or become one?  This exhibit is an extension of Shreyas Karle’s earlier project (“Redux Redux: Enter by the Side Door)” commissioned by the Aichi Triennial (Japan, 2016). “Unnecessary Alcove” has been curated by the artist and organised into three sections. The first section has objects that lie in the dilemma of being the artworks; the second section relooks at the idea of exchange and the dissolving authorship through a series of four collaborations and the third section underlines the necessity of seeing.

Shreyas Karle uses formats such as illustration, collage, video, publications, sculptural forms and collaborative community projects to visually harness absurdity and social puns that shine light upon more serious psychological issues and situations. In his own words, Karle concerns himself with the grammar of art, and his process-based practice comes together in unique ways that is more concerned with the idea than the final form. Karle purposefully works against ideas of linear creative processes and celebrates the accidental findings of research that link his nomadic moments of inspiration.

The exhibition is on view through March 3, 2018, at Project 88, BMP Building, Ground Floor, N.A. Sawant Marg, Colaba, Mumbai, India.

For details, visit: http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/project-88/overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.