Curated by Devika Singh
The exhibition explores how, from the 1960s onwards, artists have challenged fixed identities and their inherent hierarchies. The language of design and architecture has played a key role in this process. Several of the exhibited artists conceive of architecture both as a bearer of place and as a language holding the possibility of worldly affiliations, while others have chosen drawing, as well as other media, to express similar concerns. Reflecting on trade connections, aesthetic networks and travel, the lines of transfer drawn in the exhibition consider the historical junctures, and disjunctures, of South Asia. It looks back at key international as well as cross-regional exchanges, for example between Bangladesh and Japan, from the 1960s until now.