The Other Side of Time
In her debut solo show in India at Shrine Empire gallery, New York-based artist Samanta Batra Mehta brings to Delhi an exhibition titled The Other Side of Time that is inspired by ‘Cabinets of Curiosities’, the oftentimes eccentric collections of objects in Renaissance Europe. The exhibition will be on at Shrine Empire, 7, Friends Colony (West),
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In this show spanning photography, prints, drawings and installation, 38-year-old Batra Mehta broadly maps connections between the human condition and the environment we inhabit. An insatiable collector of antiquarian books, original historical maps from the 1800s and early 1900s, and vintage prints and objects, Batra Mehta has delved into her personal collections of such objects as source material to depict themes in personal identity, gender constructs, social order and colonial history. For instance, one installation piece is made up entirely of postcards from the time of
Says Anahita Taneja, Director, Shrine Empire: “After a lot of appreciation in exhibitions and fairs, we are excited to present Batra Mehta’s first solo show in
In this show, Batra Mehta journeys though her experiences in family history, childhood nostalgia, parenthood and, moving beyond the realm of the personal, towards themes in gender constructs, socio-cultural order and post-colonial theory. As an Indian artist living in
Samanta Batra Mehta was born in