2- 31 Dec, 2017 | 11 am- 7 pm | Vadehra Art Gallery, Defence Colony
Vadehra Art Gallery presents an exhibition of artist Briana Blasko’s photographic series documenting the lives of practicing Jains, Buddhists, Sufis, Hindus and a Catholic priest whom she met along her four-year long expedition across India, Nepal and Bhutan that included locations like Calicut, Indore, Mt. Carmel Church (Mumbai), Uttarkashi, villages in Jharkand, Bihar and Parping (Nepal), amongst others. Titled ‘Within Without’, the exhibition comprises a series of 71 photographs documenting the daily life and rituals of the yogis. Departing from a focus on religion and by extension, the exotic lens through which India has historically been represented by the West, the series intends to emphasize more on the formal minutiae and innate interconnectedness that she experienced in their presence. Following her instinct around the varied cultural contours, Briana’s series of photographs represents the artist’s dilemmas and spiritual inquires as they manifested during her journey across borders.