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Singing the Body Electric: Group Show

December 3, 2022-January 4, 2023

Apre Arthouse, 3rd Pasta Lane, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Apre Arthouse announces Singing The Body Electric: Narratives in Ceramic and Print, a group show featuring works from 13 contemporary artists. 

Ceramic and printmaking is a discrete set of stories within the historiography of decoration and the creative narrative language. The rejection of ornament at the turn of the century by Adolf Loos dictated by the ideological environment around modernism introduced a dominant reductive trend in all genres. Ceramics and printmaking were both cast as vehicles of profound ornament and narrative imagery within the hierarchy of early 20th century visual culture. The decorative denoted the superfluous, the unessential, yet the surface itself is scored, carved, marked, incised, modelled and constructed into a system of signs where every mark is essential in its reading of the object and its story.