The Indian Express: Black and White : Baptist Coelho

Posted On: Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | by project88pressadmin

Written by Pallavi Chattopadhyay |
July 30, 2019

Nine artists dig deep into the many layers of the skin in the exhibition titled ‘Skin: The Finer Nuance’
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In Attempts to Contain, Baptist Coelho from Mumbai displays photographs of an unclothed body interlocking and forming defence barriers like a fortress, with hands clasping each other or tightly grasping the legs. The artwork is a result of his conversations with numerous army men, ex-officers, mountaineers and tour guides, who have been at the Siachen Glacier at minus-40 degree temperatures. Coelho says, “It raises many questions on how does a soldier cope with this temperature. In the end, he just has himself. This speaks of how one protects the body mentally.”

The exhibition is on at C-221, Sarvodaya Enclave, Delhi, till August 30

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