Shrine Empire presents I Grant You My Freedom, a group show featuring, Jithinlal NR, Kirtika Kain, Renuka Rajiv, Sajan Mani and Vinu VV.
The five artists in this show suggest that freedom can be claimed in many ways, whether in the quiet of the studio (Kirtika), in the abundance of the archive (Sajan), through the weight and valence of the medium (Vinu VV), in the satisfactions of patterns and anti-patterns (Renuka), and in skirting the constraints of the physical body and entering the spectral (Jithinlal
NR). In these works, the artists turn caste society on its head.
Their provocations lay bare the terror of how caste seeps into the innermost corners of our psyche, into everyday relations and is stitched to all our spaces. They resist this intimate invasion with new methods, unlikely mediums and inventive strategies. Their scripts are not of the tried-and-tested political. Their speech is not exhausted by the identitarian. Their work seeks no permissions from the nation state.
Find out more about the show here.