Akara Contemporary’s inaugural exhibition Let Me Tell You A Story Part I…, curated by Lisbon-based curator Luiza Teixeira De Freitas, is a two-part exhibition that brings together significant artists from around the world who will be showing in India for the first time.
Through the rich selection of Indian and International artists working in a vast array of media, this exhibition alludes to the simplest of all opposites – night and day. The first part of the exhibition brings together a body of works that reflect aspects of nightfall- silence, darkness, dusk, twilight, endings and so much more.
While Bhagyashree Suthar applies meticulous detail to create forms that oscillate between the man-made and the biological, Rebecca Sharp’s fantastical worlds hold within them an innate sense of intimacy. Mexican artist Rodrigo Hernandez’s own utopian universe finds its rhythm alongside the works of Mona Hatoum and Rivane Neuschwander, both portraying a different distortion of reality. Adding to Sarah Morris’s beautiful night-time painting, are the works of Dhruva Mistry, Edgard de Souza, and Mounira Al Solh, each creating a striking dialogue of their own.
Tying together the ideas portrayed through the distinct practices of each artist, the exhibition uses their works as a means of storytelling, and to contextualize international contemporary art to a larger audience.