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Where do I belong…home. heart. history: Savitha Ravi

2-10 August, 2023

Triveni Kala Sangam, 205 Tansen Marg, New Delhi, Delhi, India

Presented by Art Incept and Triveni Kala Sangam, Where do I belong…home. heart. history by Savitha Ravi, curated by Rahul Kumar is about the Ravi’s grappling with the question of where she belongs. Having migrated from her birth-city and eventually settling in a whole new place, she often wondered where she came from. What are the cultural attributes, art and design aesthetics of that place? And, what does it even mean to belong to a geographical location? She discovered her family native place. The ancestral home now ceases to exist and there is nothing that remains to call her own.

This obsession to find a home for herself lead to her art practice. She feels most at home while creating. The very process allows her the search for space, having reasons to belong, and establishing attachments. For her, the sense of belonging first comes with a place, then its people, their culture, and eventually the habits we form. It is but poetic circle of life – with no worldly possessions, one gets on the path of discovery and accumulation, and then restart with nothing again. And in that context, one is constantly trying to find the place where one belongs with respect to the place where we once belonged.

Find out more about the exhibit here.