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Windows of Opportunity

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Dominus Aeris: Escape 3, 2013 Oil on Canvas 96 X 72 Inches © Thukral and Tagra
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Pinball - Windows of Opportunity , 2013 Oil on Canvas 12 Diptychs - 24 Canvases 71 X 46 Cm Each © Courtesy of the artist and Art Plural Gallery
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Kabbadi , 2012 Oil on Canvas 244 X 183 X 6 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Art Plural Gallery
Windows of Opportunity

38 Armenian Street
179942 Singapore
Singapore
March 22nd, 2013 - May 25th, 2013
Opening: March 21st, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.artpluralgallery.com
COUNTRY:  
Singapore
EMAIL:  
info@artpluralgallery.com
PHONE:  
+65 6636 8360
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Sat 11-7
TAGS:  
mixed-media, installation

DESCRIPTION
Art Plural Gallery is pleased to announce Thukral & Tagra: Windows of Opportunity, a solo exhibition featuring the latest works of Indian artist duo Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra. The exhibition will run from 22 March to 25 May 2013.

Thukral and Tagra, alias “T&T”, have been collaborating since 2004 and are now widely recognized in the international contemporary art scene. Influenced by contemporary life in all its diversity, T&T boast a rich body of work in painting, sculpture, installation and product design. Their art appeals to a global audience addressing universal themes of identity, consumerism and change.

For this exhibition, Windows of Opportunity, a new series of paintings and wall reliefs will explore the socio-political issues behind the Punjabi diaspora, a subject of which the artists know first-hand as many of their own peers have migrated out of India in recent years. As in the past, the youth of India today desire to escape their nation and live out their fantasies in America, Europe or Australia, fantasies perpetuated by the mass media. The ‘windows of opportunity’ they seek are referenced in portraits of young individuals framed in airplane windows, waiting patiently for escape. Another witty choice of imagery hints that a difficult reality belies this dream: these portraits look to be encased in pinball machines, likening the process of getting a visa or living abroad to a never-ending game where one is thrown back and forth, jostled between reality and fantasy.