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Visual art faculty featured in solo exhibition

21 November 2018

Visual arts  faculty Vijayaraghavan Srinivasan’s artwork and photography was on display at the Geothe-Zentrum, Hyderabad from 9th - 17th November 2018. The series, titled Traversing Empirical Spaces, was a collection of photographs and mixed-media work from the artist’s time in Berlin.

“Vijay’s compositional flow captures a web of images, rural and urban, historical and contingent," said Sudeep Ghosh, Vijay’s critic for the exhibition, and English and theory of knowledge faculty at the Academy.

The solo exhibition was inaugurated by author and editor, Githa Hariharan, and sculptor Merlin Ebenezer. Both the artists have known and worked with Vijay for years now, and their fondness for him showed in their speeches. Also present at the inauguration were friends and colleagues of Vijay who turned up in large numbers to support him. A standout image at the show was Techno Avatar, which portrayed a Vespa imbued with many arms like a Hindu idol. The piece was also reimagined in the animated projection, Techno Avatar - 1.

This was only the second time Vijay’s art has been showcased in India, with his last exhibitions being displayed in Portugal, Germany, other parts of Europe and North America. Vijay holds an MFA from the Delhi College of Arts, following which he attended an advanced studio art programme at the Berlin Art Institute. Click here to read more about Vijay in our feature length spotlight on him. This show in Hyderabad was dedicated to his mother, wife and daughter.

Written by Ajay Sundaram