november, 2019

18novallday31decMADHUSUDHANAN | Ghandi - Between Borders

Madhusudhanan Gandhi X 2019 Oil on canvas 122 x 92 cm


Event Details

This is an exhibition of silence. Sound is imagined, or, rather, its instruments appear, yet sound itself has been stifled. The exhibition unfolds in the headspace of reading. Madhusudhanan’s images are read as much as they are seen. The exhibition is read at two speeds—as filmic succession and as gradual contemplation. Rushes, storyboards, sequences, flows. Images flit by and yet our view freeze-frames each window, each unique charcoaled or painted stab at history. Light beams through the oily fusain strokes – steady, beckoning. Or illuminates the dented face of a pocket watch, the feather of a wing, the contour of a thigh.

Confronted with the violence of partition, the insidiously destructive might of capital, the sheer decrepitude of history, how can Ghandi be relevant? Madhusudhanan proceeds by synecdoche, and we are tasked with piecing together his image of history: the microphone stands in for the dictator’s voice; the bullhorn, police state bellowing; the boot, fascist intimidation.

Courtesy of 1×1 Art Gallery.


November 18 (Monday) - December 31 (Tuesday)


1x1 Gallery

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


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

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