This Exhibition At Bhau Daji Lad Museum Will Widen Your Perspective On Science & Nature Through Art

Asymmetrical Objects refers to the founding principles of the Museum - Nature & Science - as it completes 10 years since its restoration

This Exhibition At Bhau Daji Lad Museum Will Widen Your Perspective On Science & Nature Through Art

If you’re into art which links science, mythology and mankind’s ancient connection with nature, this exhibition is one to look out for at Bhau Daji Lad Museum.

What’s The Story?

An exhibition at Bhau Daji Lad Museum featuring artist Atul Bhalla and nine other prominent artists will display their art from January 19 to March 27.

The exhibition is titled ‘Asymmetrical Objects’ based on the much-debated concept of the Anthropocene epoch, an age defined by the impact of humans on Earth’s geology and ecosystems. In this phase, according to philosopher Timothy Morton, art is asymmetrical.

According to the report in Hindustan Times, this is what artist Atul Bhalla had to say about the exhibition,

After death, you encounter the Vaitarani river in your journey towards heaven. It is full of blood, pus, mucus, with heaps of rotting bones and flesh on its banks. In your effort to cross, you encounter grotesque creatures that are your karma. I believe that we are already in this river.”

Curated by Tasneem Mehta and co-curated by Himanshu Kadam

Museum director Tasneem Mehta believes that nature and science were the founding principles of the museum when it was founded in 1857 and this exhibition explores the relationship of man with the environment with ideas like alienation, pollution, destruction of biodiversity, politics of water and waste.

The 10th anniversary of the reopening of the museum, after its Unesco award-winning restoration links well with the ongoing exhibition.

Other prominent artists to feature their work at the exhibition are Jitish Kallat, Prajakta Potnis, Ranbir Kaleka and Sahej Rahal.

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