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Exhibition: “Arth” by Manav Gupta that explores nature as a laboratory of art

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The material, Gupta says, comes from the nature and also symbolises it.

The works transform the individual identity of these earthen vessels into metaphors and idioms of sustainability, context, perception and treatment.

“A diya (an earthen lamp) is discarded after use. I’ve used it as a metaphor for mother earth, which seems to have a similar fate,” the said at the inauguration.

He, through these works, has converted “rural Indian clay pottery into avante garde contemporary installations that embrace nature”.

The installations are: “Rain”, “Ganga the Riverfront and Matighar”, “Time Machine”, “The Beehive Garden” , “Bed of Life”, and “Noah’s Ark”.

Through the massive installation on river Ganga’s waterfront, Gupta aims to highlight the solutions “an ancient way of life could offer in today’s context of sustainable development and current issues around rivers”.

Date: 13th July – 22nd October, 2018

Time: 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Venue: Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts