Commissioner: Adwaita Gadanayak, National Gallery of Modern Art.
Curator: Roobina Karode, Director & Chief Curator, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art.
Exhibitors: Atul Dodiya, Ashim Purkayastha, GR Iranna, Jitish Kallat, Nandalal Bose, Rummana Hussain, Shakuntala Kulkarni.
Our time for a future caring. The Indian Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition revisits, through diverse art forms, the indelible memory of Mahatma Gandhi, his philosophical ideas, and the many facets of Gandhi that continue to inspire, provoke, and challenge the public, intellectuals and artists alike. Our Time for a Future Caring is both a call for attentiveness and an invocation to shared futures. The exhibition weaves together artworks that either emphasise a historical moment, in direct collaboration or association with Gandhi, or stage imaginary encounters that resonate contemporary critical thinking, creating an opportunity for a renewed search and investigation into received notions of agency, action, and freedom. The exhibition elucidates the premise that Gandhi’s presence is far from being fixed in time and space. His ideals are difficult to ignore in an increasingly violent and intolerant world.