September 23, 2023 - October 28, 2023

Transformative Legacies and Studio Stories

"The birth of this concept was inspired not only by the challenging days of the initial global pandemic but also by the rich tapestry of stories that have woven through our lives. We grew up listening to captivating tales from our grandmothers, parents, and various sources. These narratives played a significant role in expanding the horizons of our imagination. As we navigated the unpredictable atmosphere of those trying times, it became evident that our confined spaces held a unique power – the power of energies. It was within this realization that the idea of understanding artistic spaces took root.

 The final push to pursue this endeavour holistically came when I shared this concept with Dr Pramila Lochan, who provided invaluable encouragement and support. This series comprises video interviews conducted within the sacred sanctuaries of artists or their close associates. Our journey has taken us far and wide, traversing integral parts of Karnataka. Yet, what resonates most deeply within me are the warmth of these encounters, the heartfelt interactions, and the profound honor of experiencing their worlds. One of the most striking revelations on this journey was the artists' unwavering passion for art. What's truly awe-inspiring is that, in a time when advanced transportation and speedy delivery services were unheard of, these artists managed to travel across cities and even countries with their artworks. Their commitment to expressing their boundless imagination and emotions, irrespective of logistical challenges, is not only deeply admirable but also profoundly inspirational."

- Jayanthi Shegar, Curator/ Manager