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.