Sunday, 25 December 2016

Possible Futures by Marie Velardi at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai

Marie Velardi employs fact and fiction, to both imagine and question the future. 'Possible Futures' showcases works developed by her during an ongoing residency in Mumbai.

Possible Futures / येत्या काळाचं मंथन 

an exhibition by Swiss artist Marie Velardi 
at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai

Preview: Friday 2 December 2016 at 6:30 pm
The artist will be present to conduct a walk-through

On view from 3 December 2016 until 28 February 2017
From 10:30 am - 5:30 pm. Wednesdays closed
Entry as per museum rules

About Possible Futures / येत्या काळाचं मंथन
Swiss artist Marie Velardi employs fact and fiction, to both imagine and question the future. Her work closely examines movements of the earth, such as the continuous shift between land and sea, or inhabited islands disappearing into the ocean due to rising water levels.

'Possible Futures' showcases new works developed by Marie Velardi during an ongoing residency in Mumbai.

How can we represent the passage of time through colours and shapes?

Pages of a hypothetical Book of Possible Futures, with a series of watercolour drawings named 'Temporal Maps' includes short texts in English and Marathi, inspired by discussions with Indian women on their hopes for the future. 'Temporal Maps' attempt to represent time in a disorienting multi-directional way. This work is also inspired by the Sparrow Archive- Sound and Picture Archives for Research on Women, based in Mumbai.

Terre-Mer, or 'Sea-Land', is an ongoing research project about the movement of different coastal lines through time. The works exhibited in this show depict the zone in between the land and the sea along the coast of Mumbai, from the past to the possible future. In these cartographical drawings the ancient islands that once existed reappear and reclaimed lands return to the sea.Could the futures join the past?

About the artist
Marie Velardi was born in Geneva, Switzerland. She lives and works in Geneva and Paris. Her work has been exhibited in Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, Italy and the UK. In 2014-2015 she represented Switzerland at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India. She has won various awards; among them the '2015 Scholarship of the City of Geneva' for her on-going research project called "Terre-Mer" ("Sea-Land"). In 2016 she was selected by Pro Helvetia for a three-month residency in India (in Delhi and Mumbai). Marie Velardi - Marie Velardi:

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