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Achia Anzi. Colonial Times, 2019. Courtesy of Serendipity Arts Foundation

Achia Anzi: Colonial Times, 2019

January 31-February 2, 2020 11:00 am — 7:00 pm

India Art Fair Grounds

Exploring the logic and experience of colonialism, Israeli artist Achia Anzi — supported by Serendipity Arts Foundation — will present a LED-based light project composed of lines from poems penned by five thinkers and philosophers across time periods: Judah Abravanel (1464-1530), Henry Louis Vivan Derozio (1809-31), Aime Cesaire (1913-2008), Paul Celan (1920-1970) and Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008). Done in two parts, it will include both text and audio recitations of the original poems in Hebrew, French, German, English and Arabic along with their English translations. 

Achia Anzi is a multimedia artist who takes inspiration from books, objects, people, and ideas. Whether through his installations, sculptures or video work, Anzi often attempts to portray not only his own feelings but also the crisis experienced by his home country, Israel. Anzi has participated at India Art Fair 2019, along with other selected shows including Nimrod’s Descendants curated by Gideon Ofrat, Artist House, Jerusalem (2011), Peaceful be your return O lovely bird, from warm lands back to my window, Threshold Art Gallery, New Delhi (2012), as well as Jerusalem Biennale (2017) and Yinchuan Biennale (2016) in recent years. Colonial Times was recently presented at the Serendipity Arts Festival (2019).