Reconstructing (White)3

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Untitled, 2012 Mixed Media © courtesy of the artist and The Loft At Lower Parel
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Reconstructing (White)3
Curated by: Himali Singh Soin

C/o New Mahalaxmi Silk MIlls Mathuradas Mills Compound Tulsi Pipe Road Lower Parel
400013 Mumbai
May 23rd, 2012 - July 14th, 2012

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In keeping with the re-invention of the physical space, the inaugural exhibition, opening on May 23, 2012 is titled Reconstructing (White)3 and is curated by Himali Singh Soin. The show will include nine 1 x 1 x 1 white cubes, interpreted by some of the edgiest names from the Indian art world, including Hema Upadhyay, Mithu Sen, Abir Karmarkar, Prajakta Potnis, Gautam Bhatia, Zuleikha Chaudhari, Niyeti Chadha, Praneet Soi and Chittrovanu Mazumdar.  

Utilizing the shell of the new “gallery”, Soin will address this paradox of space and its foldability. About the notion of The White Cube, she says: "You close your ears to the sirens outside and enter these little dream worlds of image and ideas. Time frees itself from clocks and their shadows. This is the White Cube: a delusion of neutrality, a systematic context, a modernist shroud for Absolute Art--a blank slate, a grid for the laying out of impulse." 

"The show deconstructs this perfect cube--and reconstructs it--giving artists an important constraint: to create a work of art that exists inside--or leaks outside--a 1 x 1 x 1 white box fabricated from a material of their choice. Big things can be contained in little space, by improvising known formulas with 'home-made' idiosyncracies. We welcome you into The White Cube, a space to navigate the formulas we have learned, and perhaps, do away with them, resigning to the shapeless white of naivete". 

As the gallery morphs from one interior space to another, this show turns the cube over. And the other side may or may not be identical.