One Story Is Not Enough—an interdisciplinary arts exhibition explores the implications of the new emergent cultural landscape post a global pandemic, as a space of both possibility and exile. While everything seems interconnected and the world is viewed as community in which distance and isolation have been dramatically reduced by the advent of social media, the show digs into the real and speculative phenomenon of culture both shrinking and expanding at the same time, the perils of homogenizing, and how the image, an instrument of seeing can often induce empirical blindness, due to technological advances that allow for an instantaneous, constant sharing across a still widely unequal global and local world.
Presented by Engendered and curated by Myna Mukherjee, One Story Is Not Enough features a variety of artistic perspectives, across mediums and styles ranging from artificial intelligence to classical dance, digital to artisanal, contemporary to timeless, with artists from India, USA, Iran, UK & Sri Lanka. Artists include Anna Riddler in collaboration with Caroline Sinders, Ranbir Kaleka (first NFT drop), Puneet Kaushik, Harshit Agrawal, Nur Mahammad, Mandakini Devi, Satyakam Saha, Babak Haghi, Maryam Firuzi and Nazli Abbaspour, The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble in collaboration with The Chitrasena Dance Company.
The opening will also include a talk, co-presented by Avid Learning, with guest speakers Christina Maxwell (Director, High Line Nine Galleries, New York), Lisa Ray (Co-founder, The Upside Space), Surupa Sen (Artistic Director, Nrityagram), Ranbir Kaleka (visual artist) and Myna Mukherjee (Director, Engendered); in conversation with Asad Laljee (CEO, Avid Learning).