Aesthetic Bind : Chemould Art Gallery Mumbai

Cabinet Closet Wunderkammer is the fourth in Geeta Kapur’s superbly curated series ‘Aesthetic bind’ to celebrate fifty years of Gallery Chemould’s existence.

The other three were Subject of Death, Citizen Artist and Phantomata.

Cabinets, closets, archives, vaults, crypts and cellars are explored by artists as they look at their own individual museums of memories.

I was morbidly fascinated by the fact that artist Yaradena Kurulkar had immersed her own head in water to create 42 masks “drowned” in water for her installation. Is there some reference to torture techniques like waterboarding , notorious during the Iraq war?

I haven’t been able to put up all the work or replicate the  artists  own well written interpretations of their work but this is to inspire you to visit the gallery yourself. .

On till 1st March.

cabinet 5
Yaradena Kurulkar ; 5 seconds later
chemould cabinet
Charmi Gade : A home opposite Kailash Mansions
cabinet 8
Atul Dodiya ; Archives
cabinet 6
Vivan Sundaram ; Lover’s crypt Narcissus and Echo
cabiney 6
Archana Hande : Travelogue
cabinet 2
Mithu Sen : Museum of Unbelonging
cabinet 9
Paula Sengupta: Into exile

One Comment Add yours

  1. coralcrue says:

    I love galleries but not been to any in the recent years

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