Our Online Viewing Room Not an Imitation opened on 11 March 2021.
The zoom preview began with an address by Rohini Devasher and Pallavi Paul and a number of Project 88 artists joining in from around the world to continue the conversation.
The preview is now available for viewing here
We know intuitively that today an epochal shift is underway. We find ourselves in the midst of a new paradigm, where technology, time, human senses and ambition must all be reconfigured. Images and screens are no longer stop gap solutions or poor imitations of reality; they have now become our primary interlocutors, the bearers of a new order of time.
In these times, Not an Imitation does not fantasize or posit a return to ‘normal’ as it was understood before this crisis. Instead, Devasher and Paul in partnership with Project 88, have designed and populated a virtual form to restage the work of their fellow Project 88 artists, working closely with their responses to this collective moment of fragility and uncertainty.
The show includes works by Amitesh Shrivastava, Anupam Roy, Goutam Ghosh, Hemali Bhuta, Himali Singh Soin, Huma Mulji, Khageshwar Raut, Mahesh Baliga, Munem Wasif, Neha Choksi, Pallavi Paul, Prajakta Potnis, Prasad Shetty and Rupali Gupte, Raqs Media Collective, Risham Syed, Rohini Devasher, Sandeep Mukherjee, Sarnath Banerjee, Shreyas Karle, Shumon, Tejal Shah, and The Otolith Group. Using a virtual reality content management platform, the gallery space now enables viewers to navigate artworks in three dimensions and to scale.