The fourth edition of the event presents experimental works by emerging artists and new strains of thought by established ones
The fourth edition of the ongoing Delhi Contemporary Art Week (DCAW) is taking place in the capital with all the covid-19 protocols in place. It seeks to draw on synergies between seven like-minded galleries: Blueprint 12, Exhibit 320, Gallery Espace, Latitude 28, Nature Morte, Shrine Empire and the Vadehra Art Gallery. The idea this year is to showcase a new wave of artists from India and the sub-continent at the Bikaner House—a venue that has been quite a favourite of art exhibitions this season, as the huge space allows for social distancing between viewers.
One can find mini solo shows as well, such as the one by Raqs Media Collective, being showcased by Nature Morte. True to its practice of intervening with video into archival traces, the collective has created a diptych, Dyeing Inayat Khan (2016), which reanimates the facsimile of an eponymous Mughal miniature drawings, “using animation as a tool to traverse the threshold between life and death, between being animate and inanimate, and offering a meditation on what life means in the context of time and the inevitability of mortality,” states the gallery note.