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Different Realms: Diana al-Hadid & Louise Despont

July 13-September 2, 2023

GALERIE ISA Kamani Chambers, Ground Floor, Ramji Kamani Marg, Ballard Estate, Mumbai 400 038

Different Realms, presented by Galerie ISA, brings together the work of two artists – Diana Al-Hadid and Louise Despont, whose individual practices draw from architectural associations as well as from diverse references and sources of inspiration which include cosmology, esoteric objects, religious art, historical imagery and cartography.

Though the work of the two artists is distinctly different, they share in common a fascination for the associative possibilities that architecture provides. An archway or doorframe is not merely indicative of a different era or geographical location – as distinguished by particular ornamentation or style – but a metaphysical portal into a rich, cultural fabric, mythology or ancient lore. There is something both awe inspiring and moving about thinking on the lives of past civilizations and the architecture that framed and witnessed their daily rituals, journeys and formative events.

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