Katharsis through art

Published: 05th March 2013 07:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th March 2013 07:36 AM   |  A+A-

The Alliance Française of Hyderabad in association with Kalakriti Art Gallery, AGS Four Winds and Pitars presents Katharsis in Forbidden Zones: Paintings/Sculptures/Installation & performance by Dimple B Shah. The show is being conducted as a part of the Women’s March 2013, a month long event with a list of shows being organized by the French institute, Goethe-Zentrum, Moving Images, Kalakriti Art Gallery, Documentary circle and Lamakaan among others.

Katharsis opens tomorrow at 6:30 pm at the Kalakriti Art Gallery, Road no.10, Banjara Hills and will remain on view till March 13 from 11 am to 7 pm. The event is open to all where the artist Dimple Shah will also be present.

About the show:

From the beginning, Dimple Shah’s art practice has revolved around the areas of printmaking, painting, performance and installation.

Based in Bengaluru, Shah’s focus has recently been to blend these medium of art into an interdisciplinary language. In particular to her performance art, as a medium of expression, it involves the elements of time and space. It fulfills the dual purpose if engaging body as a means of communication and drawing audience response directly and instantly.

Purification and healing process in various mediums is the base in this solo show, ‘Katharsis in Forbidden Zones’. The idea is to bring the effect of these elements and by studying them in various aspects like psychological, sociological, ecological and philosophical ways to understand society and self. 

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