Feb 10 2018 - Feb 10 2018

Mutations – Indo French image encounters

Mutations – Indo French image encounters was curated by Rahaab Allana and François Cheval and showcased works by Anouck Durand, Baptiste Rabichon, Charles Fréger, François Burgun, Laetitia D’Aboville, Marion Gronier, Philippe Pétremant, Thierry Fontaine, Anshika Varma, Asmita Parelkar, Dhruv Malhotra, Indu Antony, Sohrab Hura, Sukanya Ghosh, Vibha Galhotra and Yannick Cormier.
This exhibition was presented by Institute Français en Inde and The Gujral Foundation, with support from The Alkazi Foundation for the Arts as part of the Bonjour India Festival 2017-18 and the India Art Fair 2018.
Photography or image making today explores a matrix of conventions – artistic, social and political. It is also a media through which spectatorship takes precedence – a projection of the self as well as a moment wherein everyone views themselves as part of the citizenry of photography, a non-exclusive realm that must once again, stake its claim and engage comparative readings of places, people and events.
The 16 French and Indian artists selected in this exhibition contemplated their respective environments, while some reacted to the site of the exhibition itself, probing public and private zones as contradicting and converging realms of encounter – playful, menacing and yet, in perennial conversation. Engaged with the process of creation itself, a conceptual space mutated into a physical one. It was meant to rouse viewers to think about the process of creation; how a conceptual space lends to the physical one and vice-versa.
Curated by François Cheval and Rahaab Allana the exhibition showcased the works of 16 photographers (Anouck Durand, Anshika Verma, Asmita Parelkar, Baptiste Rabichon, Charles Freger, Dhruv Malhotra, François Burgun, Indu Antony, Laetitia d’Aboville, Marion Gronier, Philippe Petremant, Sohrab Hura, Sukanya Ghosh, Thierry Fontaine, Vibha Galhotra and Yannick Cormier) from France and India.
  A curated walk was conducted by Rahaab Allana on 21st February 2018 for the students of Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication’s Photography department.
  • Feb 10 2018 - Feb 10 2018

  • 24 Jor Bagh, New Delhi, India

  • Rahab Allana

  • Francois Cheval

Co Support
  • Institute Français en Inde

  • The Alkazi Foundation for the Arts

  • Anouck Durand

  • Anshika Varma

  • Asmita Parelkar

  • Baptiste Rabichon

  • Charles Fréger

  • Dhruv Malhotra

  • François Burgun

  • Indu Antony

  • Laetitia D’Aboville

  • Marion Gronier

  • Philippe Pétremant

  • Sohrab Hura

  • Sukanya Ghosh

  • Thierry Fontaine

  • Vibha Galhotra

  • Yannick Cormier

  • Sudeep Chaudhari