09 Feb 2018
TARQ delighted to announce its participation at the India Art Fair 2018. This is the gallery's second year at the fair. We a proud to be showcasing three compelling women artists – Rithika Merchant, Saubiya Chasmawala and Soghra Khurasani, at our Booth C3.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Rithika Merchant works primarily with gouache and ink on paper to create mosaics of myths across time and space. These myths serve as allegories to articulate contemporary concerns.
The works being exhibited at India Art Fair 2018 are a part of this series and some of which were previously shown at an exhibition at the Swiss Cottage Gallery, London.
Saubiya Chasmawala uses found images and text in her immensely detailed and practice oriented work that explores configurations of self-identity in relation to constructs such as gender and religion. At the fair, Chasmawala will be presenting a selection from her body of work exhibited in a collaborative exhibition between TARQ and Clark House Initiative, Mumbai in September 2017.
Soghra Khurasani works primarily within the medium of print making. Her woodblock prints express her contemplation of the female body as a sight of both violence and fecundity, which she expresses through the metaphor of landscapes. For India Art Fair 2018, Khurasani has created a series of woodcut prints inspired by Tehran and the Alborz mountains. This body of work was conceived during her time at the Kooskh artist residency in Tehran