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Chitra Ganesh. Orchid Meditations, 2023. Courtesy of Gallery Espace.

Orchid Meditations: Chitra Ganesh

January 28-March 25, 2023

Gallery Espace, 16, Community Centre, New Friends Colony, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Gallery Espace presents Orchid Meditations, a solo show by contemporary artist Chitra Ganesh featuring new works on paper, large scale comic prints, and animation, reflecting her diverse image making practice that spans across media.

In the artist’s second solo with the gallery, and her first in ten years, she will be showing her latest animation Before the War, created with the support of Ford Foundation, Just Films and Studio NYC. An experimental animation featuring music by Saul Williams, Before the War explores an open-ended narrative of memory, love and loss, animated by the social and political shifts catalysed by the current pandemic environment and the politically polarising years preceding COVID-19. The exhibition will also include large scale comic images that Ganesh is known for, which meld the mythic and futuristic in a contemplative landscape. The works on paper will draw upon the contemplative layered world presented in Before the War.