28 April 2022 onwards | KNMA, Saket
The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art pays tribute to artist-pedagogue Somnath Hore whose practice cruised routes of social realism as well as humanistic modernism, mentoring the generations of students and artists. The show unfolds nuances of creative implementations of the artist, revelling 101 years of his birth, through a panoply of works rendered in the richness of diverse mediums. It explores novel routes and appreciate creative imprints germinating from a philosophy of humanism of the master in remembrance.
The title of the exhibition drawn from one of Somanath’s iconic work ‘Birth of a White Rose’. It refers to the curatorial intention of exploring a practice which transcended fragile contours of the corporeal and the troubled geographical terrains, and touched the realm of the abstract by embracing the figural. This aspect of in- betweenness of the body and the spirit is central to the exhibition’s curatorial proposition.