Neha Choksi, Raqs Media Collective, and Rohini Devasher
Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas
NOVEMBER 10, 2016 – MARCH 12, 2017
Temporal Turn explores contemporary art practice that spans the cultural diversity of Asia and speculates on varied manifestations of time, history, and memory. While many artists in the exhibition approach temporal imagination by adapting scientific methods, others deploy a range of strategies grounded in deep-rooted cultural perspectives. The result is a rich mosaic of concepts that destabilize our conventional understanding of the past, present, and future.
In addition to works drawn from the Spencer Museum’s collection and international loans, Temporal Turn features four site-specific works commissioned exclusively for the exhibition. Japanese artist Konoike Tomoko (b. 1960) created a painting on stitched cowhide. Rohini Devasher (b. 1978), from New Delhi, India, drew a wall mural with video elements in the Central Court. Seoul-based artist Park Jaeyoung (b. 1981) installed the interactive Kansas Bokaisen Project. Sahej Rahal (b. 1988), from Mumbai, India, created monumental works from recycled materials located at the entrance of the Museum.