Emami Art at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022-23: Invited Satellite Programme

13 December 2022 - 10 April 2023

Emami Art was part of the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2022-23 invited Satellite Programme. From 13 December 2022 to 10 April 2023, the gallery presented two synchronous solo shows @ Mocha Art Café, Synagogue Lane, Jew Town, Kochi.

Anatomy of a Vegetable – Ruminations on fragile ecosystems, is Santiniketan-based artist Prasanta Sahu’s realisation of a new body of work. Curated by Emami Art Director Ushmita Sahu, each series within the show is an insightful rumination of everyday rural life – objects, memories and desires intertwined with an undeniable bio-political matrix. Based on the experiences of his upbringing, skillfully interspersed with a documentation methodology, Sahu actively engages with the politics of representation and truths hidden from mainstream discourse. 

Shahidul Alam: Singed But Not Burnt curated by Ina Puri, presents Bangladesh-based artist, photographer Alam’s work selected from his archive in Dhaka, Bangladesh, comprising of early experiments in pictorialism and later experimentation in exploring the political space. Focusing on the under-represented and minorities, Alam creates imagery that is at once protest, reportage and art.  

Additionally, Emami Art represented Varanasi-based emerging artist Debashish Paul was part of the Kochi Biennale Foundation Performing Arts Programme curated by HH Art Spaces and Nikhil Chopra. The residency ran from 26 November to 12 December and culminated in performances from 13th  to 18th December @ Dutch Warehouse, Fort Kochi.