कृपया ध्यान दीजिए | ALLOW ME A LETTER
14 March - 31 May 2019
Curated by Benedicte le Pimpec
Mumbai Art Room’s second curatorial lab in partnership with Pro Helvetia – Swiss art Council is pleased to host ‘कृपया ध्यान दीजिए | Allow me a letter’, an exhibition by Swiss based curator Bénédicte le Pimpec. The exhibition features an installation by Delhi based artist Birender Kumar Yadav, a film by French based artist Pierre Michelon and a workshop by Aqui Thami, a Bombay based artist and activist.
A letter, addressed, anonymous, threatening or filled with love, is also mute, inspired, exalted, or repeated, whether public or secret. As a formal character of a curved alphabet in a sonic frequency, out-loud or inaudible, it sometimes ends up on the wall of an official building, in the mouth of polyglots, or sought after in Colaba, the hip neighbourhood of south Bombay.
Using several languages (Bengali, Hindi, English, French), this exhibition occupies the Mumbai Art Room venue and spills over into the surrounding public place. It presupposes that discourses, as forms of social action representing society and culture, are ideologically and historically guided, and that there is never any neutrality, be it of language or its use.
This Curatorial Lab and exhibition has been supported by Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council.