Apposite | Opposite
Chemould Prescott Road and Chatterjee & Lal are pleased to announce Rashid Rana’s major solo exhibition- Apposite | Opposite – his first in India in four years. Rana, a resident of Lahore, is amongst South Asia’s most celebrated artists and has forged a special relationship with India over the past decade. This, his third exhibition in Mumbai since 2005, is his most ambitious yet. Spanning the entire area of two galleries, the exhibition incorporates both new and existing works and covers a spectrum of themes and media.
With nearly thirty works spread throughout the exhibition, Mumbai will be treated to the artist’s most iconic works produced during the last three years. On display will be never-before-seen explorations using video work as well as the major sculptural statement, Desperately Seeking Paradise II.
In Rana’s work the competing spheres of religion, politics, and socio-economics come close to forming another parallel entity; one that is both rooted and yet exists independently from the artist’s surroundings. This might be understood in terms of the physical, the psychological or the virtual. Multiple visuals derived from diverse sources, in mosaic-like settings, present complex views that, if decoded, relate to our scattered, shattered world.
The sheer scale at which Rana has conceived the present exhibition is testament to the importance with which he treats the Indian art scene and promises to be a treat for gallery-goers.