Some things change, an exhibition by AnniKumari and Jasone Miranda-Bilbao
In 2013 Anni Kumari and Jasone Miranda-Bilbao began an exchange of ideas surrounding the question of the potential of art in regards to change. What we see in this exhibition is a layer of this enquiry explored from within the individual artist perspectives.
The work of Jasone Miranda-Bilbao investigates the question of how we position ourselves in relation to the world around us by means of movement, space and form. The results speak of a particular attitude of quiet and uncompromising persistence operating from within its own carefully chosen parameters. Miranda-Bilbao’s practice takes place in all media including curating. In December 2016 she organized the project Horizon: Against Nature that started at Gallery OED in Kochi during the Kochi-Muzuris Biennale 2016 and will travel to Instituto Cervantes (Delhi) on 30th January 2017. At the moment her work can be seen at theArt and Technology exhibition, State Art Gallery (Hyderebad) and in May 2017 she will be exhibiting at La Taller gallery (Bilbao, Spain).Jasone Miranda-Bilbao graduated with Bachelors in Fine Art from Winchester School of Art (UK) in the specialist area of sculpture. In 1999 she completed a Masters at Chelsea College of Art and Design (London) and in 2006 her PhD at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has exhibited her work internationally, participated in artist residencies, conferences, teaching etc. She lives and works mostly between London and Delhi. (www.jasonemirandabilbao.com)
Anni Kumari makes observations about the connection between materials and geographical locations. The works that we see here are the result of a sustained period of dialogue with the geographies of Tatanagar (in Jharkhand) and Delhi. The metallic pigment applied to these carefully made constructions reflects the light and alterstheir character, changing in response to the angle the viewer is positioned at in relation to them, implicating him or her in the works directly.What Anni’s work does is to transfer the‘pulling in’ effect that these materials have in real space, to her work, making tangible the non-visible magnetic quality that lies underneath their surface.
Kumari studied painting at the College of Art, Delhi (MFA, 2013). She has worked as artist in residence at the Piramal Art Foundation (Mumbai) and ITM University (Baroda). Arecipient of the LalitKala Akademi Scholarship (2013), Junior Research Fellowshipby the Ministry of Culture (2011) , she has been part of group shows at MSU Baroda, Alliance Francaise, Jahangir Art Gallery and Art District XIII. Sheis represented by Art District XIII (New Delhi). (www.artdistrict13.com)
The exhibition is on view: 11 to 17 January 2017, 11 am to 7 pm daily at the Art Gallery, India International Centre Annexe, Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003