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Very Small Feelings: Group Show

July 4-September 20, 2023

Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, 145, DLF South Court Mall, Saket, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Very Small Feelings is co-produced by Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) and Samdani Art Foundation (SAF). It is the fourth exhibition under KNMA’s multi-part, long-term programme Young Artists of Our Times which was initiated in 2019. First iteration of the exhibition was organised as part of Dhaka Art Summit 2023.

Very Small Feelings gently holds and hosts the figure of the child, and approaches childhood as a place that one can enter and exit at will. The exhibition gathers artists, child-artists and visitors to imagine and create environments, architectural spaces and a range of intensities that require exploration in their own terms through play, storytelling, participation and willful engagement. The exhibition seeks to encounter the eternal inner child who lives inside everyone, and binds us strongly to it. Interested in the spoken word, and the generative space of orality built through the telling and retelling of stories, it brings together forty-two projects ranging from new commissions, historical works, performances, books, personal and institutional archives, artist’s creative prompts turned into installations, and many kinds of landscapes.

The exhibition is curated by Akansha Rastogi (Senior Curator, KNMA) and Diana Campbell (Artistic Director, Dhaka Art Summit) with Ruxmini Choudhury (Assistant Curator, Samdani Art Foundation), Avik Debdas and Swati Kumari (Curatorial and Research Associates, KNMA). Featured artists and projects include Ade Dianita and Aditya Novali, Afrah Shafiq, Afra Eisma, Ahmet Ogut, Ali Sethi, Amitav Ghosh, Salman Toor and Ali Sethi / Junglenama, Anga Art Collective, Anpu Varkey, Artreach-KNMA Teaching Fellowship, Ashfika Rahman, Atreeye Dey, Blaise Joseph and NEG Fire, BenodeBehari Mukherjee, Chittaprosad, David Horvitz, Devi Prasad and Art Education at Sevagram/Nai Talim, Driant Zeneli, Ganesh Pyne, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Joydeb Roaja, Roman Ondak, Ha Bik Chuen, Irushi Tennekoon, Jani Ruscica, Jessy Razafimandimby, Kabir, Ahmed Masum Chisty, Kelly Sinnaphah Mary, Lapdiang Syiem, Leela Mukherjee, Lokesh Khodke, Marzia Farhana, Matthew Krishanu, Mong Mong Sho, Murari Jha, Neha Choksi, Nidhi Khurana, Prasad Shetty and Rupali Gupte, Sanjoy Chakraborty, Samina Mishra / The Magic Key Centre, Simon Fujiwara, Susanta Mandal, Satyajit Ray, Thao Nguyễn Phan, Yasmin Jahan Nupur

Learn more about the show here.