august, 2021

28augAll Day15sepPOONAM JAIN | STATISTICS OF MEANINGLESSNESS

Event Details

1X1 is proud to present Statistics of Meaninglessness by Poonam Jain.

The process of questioning and un/re-learning the ‘taught’ becomes the essence of Poonam Jain’s drawings, installations, sculptures, and gestural works. She often shifts personal experiences to social concerns and
vice versa.

With repetition, counting, and measuring, she analyses domestic (micro) narratives as dialogues between economy and pedagogy.

When uncertainty is a norm. When distractions are fabricated systematically to be blinded. When religion, economy, and politics unify under one umbrella of power. When faith becomes doubt. When one feels tiny in the tide of time. When you are not given a chance to fathom one event after the other. When statistics are real people with flesh and blood. When you dream of jumping time with the hope that this might become history. I find myself little and my practice becomes ‘time pass’. The passing of time to run away and cocoon in a task of repeating again and again as if churning order in chaos.

I make debris. I mark time with continuing lines and words. I write. And continue to write. Like communicating, like archiving, like measuring, like evolving, like erroring, like counting. This series of works that contain text have no end no beginning. They are all part of multiple ongoing series.

There is no single infinity, there is infinity in every direction.

Poonam Jain,
Bombay, 2021

Courtesy of 1X1 gallery.


Image caption: Poonam Jain, Littany of Prayers, 2021. Drawing on Paper, 196 x 229 x 1.5 cm.

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Time

August 28 (Saturday) - September 15 (Wednesday)

Location

1x1 Art Gallery

10, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8 - Al Quoz 1, Dubai. United Arab Emirates

Organizer

1x1 Art Gallery[email protected] 10, Alserkal Avenue, Street 8 - Al Quoz 1, Dubai. United Arab Emirates

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