M E D I A R E L E A S E
Tang Contemporary Art – Beijing presents
The 11th hour -
An Exhibition of Contemporary India / and its diaspora
Artists: Tariq Alvi, Madhu & Hazra Chitrakar, Shilpa Gupta, Tushar Joag, The Otolith Group, Baiju Parthan, TV Santosh, Tejal Shah, Sudharsan Shetty and Thukral &Tagra.
Curator: Shaheen Merali
Date: June 12 – August 01, 2010
Exhibition @ Tang Contemporary Art – Beijing
798 Art District, No. 2 Jiuxianqiao Road,
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015, China
Tues - Sun 11 am – 6.30 pm
(Closed on Mon and Public Holidays)
OPENING RECEPTION: Tang Contemporary Art invites you to the Opening Reception on Saturday, June12, 2010, 4 pm onwards.
The 11th Hour exhibition begins to mark some notations of countenance, of intelligent configurations that unmask the living within hardened lines of control - a series of cultural texts that heighten the limits that haunt us in our anxiety before the news hour and the constant loss of value. The 11th Hour is a curated project of artists’ works from India and its diaspora. It is a series of questions about legacies, especially the forgotten ones, as they form a mass of collective criticality – based on observations of being here, being cornered and in a state of continuous anxiety.
The exhibition of works by ten artists, which includes two sets of artists who work in pairs, is the first comprehensive articulation of the impending fate of countries and the cosmopolitan condition in waiting. The works were selected for their ability to immerse the audience in an understanding of the conditions of stress into which we have been led by painful explosions of boom economies and austerity measures, of false reasons and stagnant haunted policies. Here, we move with everything else that seems to be moving, endlessly towards that which resembles a centre full of sorrow. We remain addicts of this capital, a coalition of warring partners and the constant screaming that results in the quickness of global cataclysm.
Many have questioned “is this the world I wish to see?”
Parts of Asia, again, lie damaged by the rush to instill western democracy in the region - a sense of justice arrives highly emotionally charged yet sometimes is rendered meaningless as we gawp shamelessly at the excessive damage caused in the process of another suicide bomber’s counter attack.
A broader picture is difficult to see as we peer past the gruesome details and figures that haunt our perforated lives as we continue to be constant consumers of acts of cruelty in a world of 24 hours’ reportage and cinematic turns with their disparate attempt to use the Afghan Generation as an outline for contemporary entertainment.
These and other considerations now form the awareness of the 11th Hour.
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