Exhibition | Workshop

An Exhibition Curated by Paula Sengupta in collaboration with The Kala Chaupal Trust

Saturday 20 Aug 2022 -
Sunday 25 Sep 2022

18 : 30 | Ahmedabad

About The Event

Opening: 20 August 2022 (Saturday) | 6.30 pm

On view until: 25 September 2022 | www.livinginadarknight.in


Since March 2020, India is living a dark night, from which we are yet struggling to awake. It would not be incorrect to say that the anguish that India is suffering today has not been seen since the Bengal Famine of 1943 or the Partition of 1947.

We invited artists to come together to hear this anguish and register it for posterity, lest history forgets. The works in this initiative encapsulate a time of despair and anxiety, when artists withdrew into the studio as the only space of refuge. Executed in a space of isolation, these prints look from deep within to the spectre without … but also from darkness to light.

Even as we in India experience the fourth wave, Living a Dark Night stands as a stark reminder of our folly.

Join us for the Opening and Preview of the exhibition by Leenika Jacob and Avni Bansal on Saturday, 20 August 2022 at 6.30 pm.

The opening of the exhibition will be followed by a Relief Printmaking Workshop on Sunday, 21 August 2022 conducted by Avni Bansal.

About the workshop:

We all felt lonely and bored, restricted to limited activities during lockdowns, but at the same time, it gave us ample time to rejuvenate our interests in new pursuits. The participants will be requested to create objects of importance to them , that they were most connected to during lockdown. Participants will be invited to create a linoleum stamp of everyday objects and will imprint the stamps on the postcards. The collective collage will act as a stimulus for participants to share and relate to various activities they are engaged in their individual lives. This exercise will help participants understand how they can convey their actions, beliefs and interests through objects.


For Ages: 13 years and above

Time: 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm

Registrations are closed.

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