Niyati & Sahej weave music and myth to create a cosmology of sonic interruptions through ideas of time, ritual, sound and language in the exhibition.
Friday, 1st April
3:30 pm, JNAF Gallery
Free and open to all
No registration required
Niyati Upadhya is a singer and visual artist. Though formally trained as a sculptor, Niyati has expanded her practice across media and currently explores sound as a theme. She was born into a family of Hindustani musicians and has herself trained in Indian classical music.
Sahej Rahal is primarily a storyteller. He weaves together fact and fiction, to create counter-mythologies that interrogate narratives that shape the present. This myth-world takes the shape of sculptures, performances, films, paintings, installations, and AI programs, that he creates by drawing upon sources ranging from local legends to science fiction. By bringing these into dialogue with each other, Rahal creates scenarios where indeterminate beings emerge from the cracks in our civilization. Rahal’s participation in group and solo exhibitions includes the Liverpool Biennial, the Kochi Biennale, the Vancouver Biennale, the MACRO Museum Rome, Kadist SF, ACCA Melbourne, CCA Glasgow. He is the recipient of the Cove Park/Henry Moore Fellowship, Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship and most recently the Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation Installation Art Grant in 2019.