‘Turn of the Tide’
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Khoj, 'Turn of the Tide' takes a moment to reflect on 21 young practices in the subcontinent. The curatorial frame seems to imply a change in guard, and the growing disquiet of younger voices. The show provides a neat introduction to the current preoccupations of this 'next-geneneration', rife with apocalyptic speculations and political examinations of labour.
Prabhakar Pachpute takes us to a coal mine where an animal/machine hybrid stalks the plains of a grim dystopia, while Sahil Naik's sculptures render a devastated architecture in a meticulous examination of ruin and debris. Pranay Dutta goes over the photographs of an industrial landscape with ink and turpentine and Benitha Perciyal's quietly reflective sculpture of frankincense, made with re-used Burmese teak and brass, is lit to a steady burn. Other artists include: Amshu Chukki, Shreyas Karle, Abir Karmakar, Pallavi Paul, Sahej Rahal, Surabhi Saraf and Sumakshi Singh.
- Skye Arundhati Thomas