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सावधान: The Regimes of Truth
Exhibition Opening - New Delhi
सावधान: The Regimes of Truth Opening Reception

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Kalakar Theatre, Westend Marg, Saidul-Ajab, New Delhi
Close to Saket Metro Station, next to the Delhi Haat outlet

Live Performance, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

सावधान: The Regimes of Truth is an apexart Open Call Exhibition.

Featuring work by: Alt News, Payal Arya, The Dalit Panther Archive, Arko Datto, Samar Grewal, Sanket Jadia, Johar Jhargram, Vishal Kumaraswamy, Sarah Naqvi, Mandeep Raikhy, Smita Rajmane, Vidisha Saini, Video Volunteers, Asim Waqif, The Wire, and ZINE.

This event is free and open to the public.

Arko Datto, Acche Din (Panopticams), 2015
A brightly decorated house is on fire. A loudspeaker sings shrill praises of the patriarch. No one is seen exiting the building. A singular woman fights the blaze. Is the rest of the structure empty, or have its inhabitants been convinced the flames are unreal? 

The exhibition 'Saavdhaan: The Regimes of Truth' examines the socio-political landscape in India currently - specifically looking at the role that information plays both in state-controlled narratives and as a tool of citizen resistance. 

16 artists and media organizations come into dialogue in the dungeon-like underbelly of an unused amphitheatre building to present two sides of the tale in the asymmetrical wrest for power, a battle that challenges the very future of our democratic systems.

Special thanks to the Kalakar Trust for their donation of the exhibition venue, Karan Kaul for organizing ‘Zine: Medium as Message’, Shiva Nallaperumal and Juhi Vishnani for identity design, Abid Saifi for production, Pallavi Surana for research, and Vidisha Saini, Tej Haldule, Paris Helene Furst, Léuli Eshraghi, Carole Dieterich, and Niha Masih for their invaluable help and feedback.

Shaunak Mahbubani is a nomadic curator currently based in New Delhi, India. They primarily pursue projects under the series Allies for the Uncertain Futures, which was initiated in 2016 and focuses on excavating the possibilities of socio-political, ecological, and techno-evolutionary futures through the lens of non-duality. They are keenly interested in complicating boundaries between the artwork and the viewer through the deployment of participatory devices, diffusions, and the use of alternatives to the white cube. Mahbubani is also currently Curator of Programming for The Gujral Foundation, an international not-for-profit foundation supporting art and culture.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include the National Endowment for the Arts, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Kettering Family Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, The Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Spencer Brownstone, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, The Puffin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and administered by LMCC, funds from NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
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