With a keen interest for urban architecture and development, Kolkata-based artist Rathin Barman — supported by MASH Sculptural Space — will present a large-scale installation inspired by the defunct colonial-style buildings in his home city. Composed of sculptures, drawings and placements of objects made or collected by the artist, the project will look at how centuries-old, heritage sites have been transformed by growing number of locals and immigrants who inhabit the space today.
Rathin Barman views a city as a political phenomenon. His work is a reflection of several ideologies and socio-political points of view, leading him to research architecture, development and human behaviour as he attempts to redefine modern spaces, both visually and conceptually. Along with being showcased in several group exhibitions and fairs in India and internationally, Rathin has had solo shows at Experimenter, Kolkata and GALLERYSKE, Bangalore, as well as participated in Singapore Biennale (2014), Dhaka Art Summit (2012), DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (2011).