wooden cabinet installation (treated with ployester putty & zinc powder), photographs, sculptures, paintings, found objects
246.4 x 161.3 x 54.6 (cm)
97.0 x 63.5 x 21.5 (inch)Atul Dodiya Untitled, 2014 Wooden cabinet installation (treated with polyester putty and zinc powder) with photographs, sculptures, paintings and found objects. 97 x 63 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches This sculptural assemblage by Atul Dodiya has been part of his recent solo exhibition, 7000 Museums: A Project for the Republic of India at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad City Museum, Mumbai, India, as part of their curatorial series, ‘Engaging Traditions’, which encourages contemporary artists to work with the Museum’s history and collection. Through the series, artists are invited respond to the Museum’s collection, history and archives, addressing issues that speak directly to the traditions and issues that underlie the founding of the Museum, yet evoke the present by challenging orthodoxies and questioning assumptions. 'The cabinet' (a format/ medium that is often used by Dodiya) evokes a layered dialogue with varied conceptual frameworks from the Museum’s collection, as they reference defining moments of history, art history as well as the semantics of museums and museum displays.