5 APRIL 2022 /
GALLERY 1000 A / NEW DELHI PRESENTS /
DARK SIDE OF THE MOON /
Exhibition of Paintings of Six Contemporary Artists of Bengal /
1 APRIL 2022 – 15 MAY 2022 ( 11 A.M – 7 P.M ) /
ARINDAM CHATTERJEE/ ATIN BASAK/ CHANDRA BHATTACHARJEE/ CHHATRAPATI DUTTA/ SRIKANTA PAUL/ SAUMIK CHAKRABORTY
CURATOR: AYAN MUKHERJEE
Dark Side of the Moon the way I had conceived and conceptualized features a collection of images and artistic voices of six different contemporary artists from Bengal which comprehensively discusses the philosophical, physical, and socio-political ideas from our existence that can lead to insanity and ultimately unfulfilled life and times.
The images/works try to interconnect and coherently exist to showcase the shades of today’s detrimental and hollow times leading towards madness and formulated intolerance and violence.
In reality, there is no dark side to the moon, rather it’s a metaphor for absolute darkness. The darkness can prevail thoroughly and destroy all of the positive emotions of human beings and humanity as a whole. In effect the darkness represents insanity. Like in reality the light portrayed by the moon is an illusion; it’s rather fake as we know the moon reflects the light of the Sun. In turn, this mock light of the Moon turns out to be an allegory to the times our civilization advertises and the various nonsensical and outlandish dimensions and perspectives of our decision-making along with the barbaric choices we make by merely riding the tide of times and trends.
It’s more like being someone else by forgetting who you are and sadly that’s a waste of Life.