New Delhi, India – The MAP (Museum of Art and Photography) in Bangalore recently launched an exhibition titled “Visible-Invisible” that showcases the works of 13 contemporary Indian artists.

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The exhibition, which opened on February 12, 2023, explores the concept of visibility and invisibility in various forms. The works on display include paintings, photographs, videos, and installations that address issues such as identity, power dynamics, and social hierarchies.

One of the most striking works in the exhibition is a series of photographs by artist Annu Palakunnathu Matthew that challenges the notion of fixed identity. In the series, Matthew combines old family photographs with her own self-portraits to create composite images that blur the lines between past and present, and between different identities.

Another artist featured in the exhibition is Anita Dube, who created a large-scale installation titled “The Air Is a Mill of Hooks.” The installation, which is made up of hundreds of metal hooks suspended from the ceiling, represents the invisible forces that shape our lives and the systems of power that keep us bound.

Speaking about the exhibition, MAP’s curator Nathaniel Gaskell said, “The works in ‘Visible-Invisible’ prompt us to question the assumptions and structures that define our world. They challenge us to see beyond the surface and to recognize the forces that shape our experiences.”

The exhibition will be on display at the MAP until May 14, 2023, and is expected to draw visitors from all over India and beyond. With its thought-provoking and visually stunning works, “Visible-Invisible” is a must-see for anyone interested in contemporary Indian art and the complex issues it addresses.