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Date(s) - 19/05/2018 - 02/06/2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Alliance Française de Trivandrum



19 May – 2 June

10:00 AM – 06:00 PM

@ Art Gallery, Alliance Française de Trivandrum

The inauguration of the exhibition will be on 19 May, 05:30 PM with a performance by the band Karnatriix.

“The most urgent crisis that we face today, is not that the notion of democracy is under threat , but that we remain mute spectators.  Hate rhetoric, communal and caste politics and aggressive market forces dominate our landscape. Can the artist then, remain a bystander?
Absence of Presence seeks to address the need to be present in such a scenario and to question. Through images influenced by Barbara Kruger and Keith Arnatt, and their techniques of using bold phrases on images , the series explores the truth that every voice that remains silent, spells the death of a pluralistic secular society and of the soul of it’s inhabitants.
The need of the hour is to shake off our lackadaisical attitude and to react. We cannot build cages and remain trapped in them , feigning ignorance of the chaos around and within.”
– Blodsow VS