Artist(s): Francis Bacon, Adrian Ghenie, Zeng Fanzhi, George Condo, Yukimasa Ida
Opening / Event Date: 2 Jun, 2022
Closing / End Date: 30 Nov, 2022
Under the theme of “Transformation,” this exhibition explores Existence, Evolution, Revolution, Re-birth ……the cycle of life and the rhythms of the eternal dance of the Universe. We explore not only Transformation of Oneself but also Transformation of our society, world and cosmos through the eyes, hearts and minds of a galaxy of talented South Asian Artists.
The abstract concept of ‘Transformation” has inspired innumerable artworks throughout the ages in almost every culture. Yet, it seems appropriate to revisit it once again, as rapid technological advances and societal changes sweep away traditional forms and roles blurring the boundaries between the real and the virtual.
The only thing constant in Life is Change. To live is to renew oneself each day as our bodies regenerate cells; our minds learn new skills, as we encounter new environments and technologies and as we move into different life-stages.
At this exhibition, a variety of images that traverse the mind – real, imaginary, virtual and spiritual are unveiled through a diverse body of artworks. Together, the “transforming” forms presented express a myriad of thoughts, hopes, dreams and fears.
The artworks presented provoke questions and seek to act as a catalyst for social change At the same time they seek to explain and soothe by providing a guiding light and creating an understanding of the complex mutations and dynamic forces in play in the Universe.
The viewer is left with a choice of multiple roles – that of a silent witness admiring the marvels and mysteries of ‘Lila” or Divine Play, that of an activist who gives shape to cultural change or one of a spiritual practitioner who is inspired to embark on a journey of personal transformation, self-realization and transcendence.