‘Absence of Presence’ at Alliance Francaise

 The visual installations by Blodsow V S will be put on display from Saturday.

Published: 18th May 2018 03:34 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2018 03:34 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:   Alliance Française de Trivandrum is organising “Absence of Presence,” an exhibition of visual installations by Blodsow VS. The exhibition will be held at the Art Gallery, Alliance Française de Trivandrum, from Saturday till  June 2. François Grosjean will open the exhibition on Saturday at 5.30 pm. It will be followed by a performance by the band Karnatriix.

“The most urgent crisis that we face today, is not that the notion of democracy is under threat, but that we remain mute spectators.  Hate rhetoric, communal and caste politics and aggressive market forces dominate our landscape. Can the artist then, remain a bystander?” AFT said in a statement here.

“Absence of Presence seeks to address the need to be present in such a scenario and to question. Through images influenced by Barbara Kruger and Keith Arnatt, and their techniques of using bold phrases on images, the series explores the truth that every voice that remains silent, spells the death of a pluralistic secular society and of the soul of its inhabitants,” the statement adds. 

“The need of the hour is to shake off our lackadaisical attitude and to react. We cannot build cages and remain trapped in them, feigning ignorance of the chaos around and within,” it said.
Entry to the exhibition is free. For more information, please contact: Call: 0471 2320666, 6578808

Stay up to date on all the latest Thiruvananthapuram news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp