"An illustrated talk on the idea of urban landscape and its rural counterpart". Ever since the status of India was elevated from a common man’s India to a ‘global economic power,’ our geography started changing. Our landscape of urban planning, rural resistance, democracy, and political power, changed drastically. This talk will briefly touch upon the idea of landscape as an essential part of the human experience, and at the same time will try to understand the chaotic nature of the present, which is losing its grip on every inch of the land we occupy.
About the Speaker:
Gigi Scaria was born in Kerala, India, in 1973. He is one of a new generation of Indian artists who has established a significant international exhibition profile with exhibitions in India, the United Kingdom, America, Europe, Asia and Africa. In 2011, Scaria was one of five artists to represent India at the Venice Biennale. He has also produced large-scale public sculptures, including Wheel (2009), which was shown at the India Art Summit (2011). In 2012, Scaria travelled to New Zealand to participate in the exhibition Topical heat: new art from south Asia, and to the village of Nees, Denmark, for the Banner project. Gigi Scaria was a Macgeorge Fellow at the University of Melbourne in 2012.