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Ancestors: Sahej Rahal

February 19-May 8, 2022

Jehangir Nicholson Gallery, CSMVS, 159-161, MG Road, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya present Ancestors, a show by Sahej Rahal, curated by Puja Vaish on occasion of the CSMVS Museum’s centenary.

The exhibition brings together an extensive body of Rahal’s work that resonates with the underpinnings of the Museum in telling stories of civilisations. Ancestors stages sculptural installations, drawings, paintings, writings, performance and an AI programme as an archaeological tomb-site of the future. Visitors enter a make-believe crypt with imagined relics of a post-human civilisation. Using archaeology as a metaphor, the Museum becomes a space to interrogate narratives that shape the world, its inhabitants and belief-systems through a consideration of the human, ecological and digital imprints that are left behind.

Find out more on the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation website.