DHI Artspace presents Low Volume, a group show featuring a diverse set of young contemporary artists. Through diverse artistic expressions, Low Volume delves into ideas of invisibility, fragility and extinction. By imbibing a subtler tone of criticality, the exhibition asks questions that are at the centre of human condition with an engagement that gradually unfolds itself.
Deepak Kumar looks at the world through the eyes of insects subtly calling out for the restoration of greenlands in the Delhi Capital Region while Puja Mondal’s translucent landscapes unravel the hidden subtleties and stories of a city that are inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. Shivangi Ladha in her etchings advocates for the dissolution of the labels — gender, sexuality, race, caste, creed, disability and class — in the hope of creating a communion of multiple identities. With heads emerging out of a burning field, Manjot Kaur and her collaborators Arvid and Marie present a video performance that revisits the Chandogya Upanishad to speak about the cycle of life and death.
Through a playful approach to life under capitalism, Harsha Durugadda carves out self-portraits from multiple books including Marx’s Das Kapital see and Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Pallov Saikia sets up dreamscapes that provide an eerie cinematic entry into his homeland in Assam, an alternative to the urban idea of life.