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Death to a Car-- Birth to an Exhibition

by Avni Doshi
It’s safe to say that Volte gallery owner Tushar Jiwarajka didn’t know what he was in for when he asked DJ and artist Mukul Deora to be part of his inaugural show in Mumbai in late September of this year. Preparation for Deora’s performance piece entitled “Break” couldn’t ready them for the twists and turns the night would take, especially the surprise when a pristine Indian-made Contessa car could not be lifted into the gallery space.  But Deora and Jiwarajka made a bold decision and discovered that the restrictions of site specificity yield their own rewards. Their plan entailed sending all... [more]
Posted by Avni Doshi on 11/22/09