Centre d’Art Gallery, Citadines, Auroville invites you to an exhibition “Unseen Realities” by Aparna Ashok

  • When: Exhibition opening on Friday 09 Dec  2022 at 04.30pm
    Exhibition Date 09 Dec – 24 Dec 2022.
    Gallery hours Monday to Saturday 02.0pm – 05.00pm. Sunday is closed
  • Where: Centre d’Art Gallery, Citadines, Auroville.
    Please Park at town hall.
    Free pickup and drop from the visitors Center on Friday and Saturday from 02.30pm to 04.30pm.

INTRODUCTION

How can you ever know who you are, if you feel like you don’t belong?

“Unseen Realities” is an exhibition that draws our attention to feelings of confusion and estrangement ethnic minority groups are often left with, whilst trying to navigate life in a predominantly white society.

Drawing on personal experience, the narrative around the work addresses intimate feelings of ‘otherness’ faced as an Indian living abroad. The installations invite the viewer to actively participate and engage with the work and also consider the role of white supremacy in creating underlying tensions and discourse between concepts of social and personal identity and cultural racism.

Perhaps you identify with the narrative or see parts of yourself in the subjects. If we take a closer look at the workings of society, is it fair for us to constantly feel this urge to change ourselves and to please others to fit in? Why must we have to wear a mask and live a lie?

Artist Biography

Aparna Ashok commonly known as Chaos, is a Multisensory artist, self-portrait photographer and performer who constantly finds herself shuttling between Chennai,  India and the UK. She is driven by research and curiosity about the complexities of human experience and identity.

Before graduating with an MA in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art, Aparna completed her BA in Visual Arts at Stella Maris College in Chennai, India.
Aparna’s work centres around social benefit through the creation of scenarios and opportunities for interaction. She often finds herself working with themes pertaining to identity, death and rituals. Her practice is rooted in creating curated designed experiences.

Warm Regards Sri / Centre d’Art — 
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