In contrast, our interest in this exhibition is how so-called traditions move forward, deal with change and responds to the 'new', be it processes, materials or functionalities. We believe that the constant of 'transformation' is what keeps a skill alive and is the basis of sustaining the future of a 'tradition'. This collection of products is a celebration of the necessity and willingness to transform.
This show celebrates the fundamental act involved in any creative design process; that of TRANSFORMATION, ROOPANTAR, of changing materials through skills and processes and of shifting meanings and perceptions.
The main content of this exhibition is made up of a collection of contemporary Mata ni Pachhedi's by master painter, Sanjay Chitara from Ahmedabad, that have been specially commissioned for the exhibition. This is complimented by a diverse range of products from all over India and abroad reflecting contemporary thinking and engagement with traditional skills and materials. The materials used are mostly 'base' or recycled.
Arthur Duff & Harsh Bhavsar