We are thrilled to invite you to a show that stands at the ever-evolving crossroads of the self. Serving as our compass are the works of three luminous artists, Saju Kunhan, Saubiya Chasmawala and Rithika Merchant. Through their art, we investigate the theme of identity as it weaves across genres of Sarmaya’s collection, including photography, numismatics and indigenous and contemporary art.
This exhibition is the first in the series of collaborations between Sarmaya and India’s leading art galleries as an exploration of the relationship between collectors, gallerists and artists.
August 11 – 28, 2021
At TARQ, Dhanraj Mahal
Apollo Bunder, Mumbai
Click on the Instagram post below to go on a walkthrough tour of the show at TARQ with Sarmaya Founder Paul Abraham and Brand Custodian and Exhibition Director Pavitra Rajaram
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True to our promise of being the #MuseumWithoutBoundaries, we brought our show at TARQ, Mumbai to audiences no matter where they were—or how old! During the two weeks that the show was on, we hosted on-ground and online events offering guided walkthroughs, a panel discussion and a workshop for children.
Guided walkthroughs at TARQ, Mumbai
Sarmaya’s curatorial team conducted three detailed walkthroughs for guests while the show ran at TARQ, Mumbai. Each session ran for over an hour, led in turns by Curatorial and Research Associate Kuhu Kopariha and Collections Associate Diksha Ahire. Guests were taken through all the major themes of environmentalism, the universal longing for home and a search for identity that informed Shifting Selves - Between meaning, mythology & mirage. The show also hosted walkthroughs led by organisations like Artswalk Mumbai and Carpe Art, who organised tours that enjoyed a huge turnout during Art Night Thursday.
Besides the physical tours, Team Sarmaya also conducted smaller show-and-tell sessions for our online audiences. Click below to learn more about:
In this virtual conversation, Sarmaya founder Paul Abraham, our brand custodian and exhibition director Pavitra Rajaram and founder of TARQ, Hena Kapadia talked about their association over the years and the importance of discovering and supporting younger artists. Watch the discussion below:
Artist Shailee Mehta conducted a workshop for children, ‘Name, Place, Animal, Wings’, based on themes from our show. Click to read more.