‘Threads of Time’: The exhibition challenges existing notions of gender and sexuality

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A solo art exhibition by contemporary artist Puneet Kaushik aims to bring to light stories that challenge existing notions of gender, sexuality, stereotypes, violence and moral values.

Organized by Galerie Espace, “Threads of Time – The Material Memoirs of Puneet Kaushik” exhibits the body of recent works by the artist produced during the confinement, composed of mixed media installations and drawings made with wire. steel, glitter dust, beads, thread, resin, nails, watercolor and handmade paper.

The work, “biographical in a sense”, weaves the collective and personal stories of a generation born into a world of displacement in urban spaces, conscious excess, economic inflation, the emergency of 1975-76 and growing divide between the countryside and the cities.

“The choice of abstract subject matter, traditional craft techniques and contemporary media treatment signals the unconventional nature of Kaushik’s refusal to be bound by existing prosaic parameters of art reception and restrictive notions of art practice. contemporary art.

“His layered cultural investigations of paper, thread and fiber strive to surface stories that challenge existing notions of gender, sexuality, stereotypes, violence and moral values,” said the organizers in a press release.

These include Kaushik’s second solo exhibition at Galerie Espace; his first, Barren Red, was in 2016.

According to Renu Modi, director and founder of Galerie Espace, the practice of Kaushik, inspired by Indian craft traditions, popular culture and design, is a new direction in contemporary art, rooted in its context.

“Shadow and light are an integral part of Puneet’s body of work in his solo exhibition at Galerie Espace after a five-year hiatus. His manipulation of different materials here “steel, wire, paper, nails, etc.” is lyrical and the textural surfaces it creates are magical,” Modi said.

The exhibition will end on January 12.

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