Sleeping Through the Museum
Duration: 8 May-21 June, 2014
Udaipur-based American artist Waswo X. Waswo’s exhibition Sleeping Through The Museum opens at Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai. The exhibition examines what a museum does and what work is deemed museum-worthy?
In this series of orchestrated lithographs, the photographer collaborates with Subrat Behra, an artist from Orissa-who was asked to respond to the photographs in his own way-and Shyam Lal Kumhar, a village potter. They depict what is deemed fit to go in a museum, based on these notions of how institutions bent on documentation miss the intricacies of a culture. Through all this, the artist questions his own work.
Waswo believes that this exhibition may ask more questions than give answers. A close relative of his, would coordinate the paintings of dioramas in the local natural history museum. Waswo thinks that experiencing this as he grew up may have manifested into this work subconsciously. Waswo questions the ‘museum diorama’ that sometimes makes its way into his own work.
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