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Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam - The world is one family: Tarshito

March 5-April 15, 2024

Special Exhibition Gallery, First Floor, National Crafts Museum & Hastkala Academy, Pragati Maidan, Bhairon Marg, New Delhi, India

National Crafts and Hastkala Museum presents Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The world is one family, Tarshito’s solo exhibition celebrating a connected and borderless world, curated by Tunty Chauhan.

Born Nicola Strippoli in 1952 in Apulia, Italy, he was given the name ‘Tarshito’ meaning seeker of inner knowledge by his guru Osho. Over a career spanning forty-five years, Tarshito has mixed materials and motifs, metaphor and meaning—constantly seeking to achieve synchronicity with his collaborations.

The exhibition explores how the world has been one, unified family for Tarshito, through his collaborations worldwide with artists across India, Nepal, Thailand, Brazil, Morocco, Bangladesh, Peru, China and Italy. Tarshito’s map-inspired artworks presented here were made collaboratively with indigenous artists to explore the physical and cultural geography he encountered while travelling across the globe. He began redrawing the world as he saw it, sans boundaries to highlight the importance of connection beyond time and place. Tarshito’s imagery of a connected and borderless world is perhaps fantastical but serves as a poignant reminder of how borders divide, especially in our strife-torn world.

Find out more on the Threshold Art Gallery website.