Created By : Seven Art Limited Gallery
Curated by : Gayatri Sinha
The exhibition Tolstoy Farm - Archive of Utopia invites the artist’s reflection on the subjective leading philosophy of Gandhi, Tolstoy and Mandela, as thinkers who changed the way the world perceived incarceration and freedom, caste and apartheid, capital and labour, independence and post colonialism. At the same time, it addresses the idea of utopia, as personal and private. As social polity becomes m...ore complex how does the artist interpret the principles of community, utopia and radical positions; how does he deals with the consequences of success and failure? Again, in a shifting world order, as India now acquires land in south Africa for commercial farms, or emerges as part of the BASIC or BRIC countries, how do we view new circuits of economies and power?