Vadehra Art Gallery presents Auscultation: False Clouds and Real Deluges–I, an exhibition featuring the works by the artist Atul Bhalla.
In this much-awaited solo exhibition titled Auscultation: False Clouds and Real Deluges – I, Bhalla brings us a suite of works partly developed over a year-long expedition along the 28 North Parallel, commissioned by the KHOJ International Artists’ Association and the World Weather Network, supported by the British Council’s Creative Commissions for Climate Action, a global programme exploring climate change through art, science and digital technology – in addition to ongoing projects that cement his oeuvre in the performance of contexts by which human impact on environment, culture and society can be realized. The 28th North Parallel is a latitude that runs across a host of geographical regions and climatic conditions, including Mount Everest and the North Indian Himalayas; Rajasthan; and the Sindh Desert in Pakistan. In an effort to foreground climate change through his practice, Bhalla turned to conjoining images, material and imaginings along the course of these coordinates, particularly where human presence was palpable, as diaristic documents of the weather’s history so as to make propositions about the alarming changes in climate conditions. The show attempts to explore a diagnosis of the world’s now unpredictable extreme weather patterns through a sampling of its meteorology, offering prophetic meditations on an inundated future.
Title: AUSCULTATION: False Clouds and Real Deluges–I
On View: until 01 December 2023
Timings: 10AM – 6PM
Featured image: 5 stones; Medium: Archival pigment print; Chandelier Size: 57 x 87 Inches