• Group Exhibition
  • Rossi and Rossi Gallery, London
  • 2010

Anomalies: From Nature to The Future

Anomalies: From Nature to The Future was curated by the Indian artist Jaishri Abichandani who now lives in New York. Anomalies will differ from other recent exhibitions that have attempted to define Indian or South Asian art. It includes the work of fourteen South Asian women artists, the majority of whom were born or live in the UK or US, and consequently their work occupies a complex position rooted in familiar urban aesthetics while referencing multiple visual traditions. Arriving from disparate points of origin, the work presented in this exhibition is representational, and examines the intersections of human nature, human interaction with nature and science fiction.  The exhibition presented work in a variety of media: performances by Sonia Mehta and Nazneen Ayyub-Wood, video, photography, installation, sculpture, drawing and painting. Maria Benjamin designed the catalogue with an original essay by Shaheen Merali. Participating artists are Hamra Abbas, Jaishri Abichandani, Mequitta Ahuja, Nazneen Ayyub-Wood, Rina Banerjee, Maria Benjamin, Anna Bhushan, Chitra Ganesh, Nidhi Jalan, Neeta Madahar, Simrin Mehra Agarwal, the Otolith Group, Sa'dia Rehman, and Mithu Sen.