December 12, 2019 - Kolkata Centre for Creativity - Bose Krishnamachari: The Mirror Sees Best in the Dark
December 12, 2019

Kolkata Centre for Creativity

Bose Krishnamachari, The Mirror Sees Best in the Dark.

Bose Krishnamachari
The Mirror Sees Best in the Dark
December 21, 2019–March 10, 2020

Kolkata Centre for Creativity
777, Eastern Metropolitan Bypass
Kolkata 700107
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The Mirror Sees Best in the Dark, opening on December 21, 2019, is a solo exhibition by Bose Krishnamachari. The show will open at Emami Art, the recently launched gallery located within Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC).

Following his mobile museum project, LaVA (Laboratory of Visual Arts) spanning between 2006-2011, Bose is exhibiting solo again after nine years. In this exhibition, he presents a concatenation of materially rich and diverse assemblages that explore the co-existence of extremes; the closeness between opposites—ornamental maximalism and abstract minimalism.

He investigates the state of "obsession." The lure and pull that an obsession can wield, is similar to that of a mirror. A mirror also draws you in; entraps you. It accumulates your obsessions. It symbolises obsession.

Bose looks at our relationships, our politics, our faiths, our wisdom, our communities, our gurus—our obsessions. He looks at image and icon, word and number. As literal sense and metaphorical gesture.

About the artist:
Artist and independent curator, Bose Krishnamachari lives and works between Mumbai and Kochi. His diverse artistic and curatorial practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture, design, installation, and architecture.

Bose Krishnamachari has exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions including Bombay Maximum City, Lille 3000, Lille, curated by Caroline Naphegyi (2006), The Shape That Is, Jendela and Concourse, Esplanade, Singapore (2006), Indian Art at the Swarovski Crystal World, Innsbruck, Austria (2007), Gateway Bombay at the Peabody Essex Museum (2007), India Art Now: Spazio Oberdan, Milan (2007), Indian Highway at the Serpentine Gallery (2009), Astrup Fearnley Museum, Norway (2009), the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark (2010), the Lyon Contemporary Art Museum, the Fondazione MAXXI, Rome (2011), and the ARTZUID Amsterdam (2011). His curatorial projects include the seminal exhibition The Bombay Boys, New Delhi (2004), Double-Enders, A travelling show - Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore and Kochi (2005), AF-FAIR, 1X1 Contemporary and 1X1 Gallery, Dubai (2008), guest curator at the Indian pavilion of ARCO-Madrid (2009), and the travelling project, LaVA - Laboratory of Audio Visual Arts (2007-2011). In 2009, Krishnamachari created Gallery BMB in South Mumbai with a vision to bring the best national and international art to India.

Bose Krishnamachari is the co-founder of the Kochi Biennale Foundation, the organization behind the initiation of India’s first Biennale—the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2012, which he also co-curated. He has served as President and Biennale Director of the Foundation till date, overseeing four successful editions of the Biennale so far. Bose curated For an Image, Faster than Light, first edition of the Yinchuan Biennale in MOCA Yinchuan, China which showed the work of 73 artists from 33 countries in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan. He is a Board Member of the International Biennale Association and an Academic Board Member of the Taoxichuan China Arts and Sciences project.

About Emami Art
A destination for Modern & cutting-edge Contemporary Art, Emami Art is a one-of-a-kind art space built in keeping with international standards. Positioned as a key destination for artists, visitors and art collectors, the gallery aligns with the Emami Group’s mission to support artists & artisans and contribute to society’s well being. A regular programme of curated exhibitions, including the works of new talents and eminent masters of regional, national and international repute aligns with the promoters’ ideology that while the popular contributes to the academic, the academic uplifts the popular. Spearheaded by Richa Agarwal, Emami Art’s new 10,000 sq.ft. art space is located in Kolkata Centre for Creativity (KCC), a state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary not-for-profit Trust, off Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, Kolkata, India.

777 Anandapur
E.M. Bypass
Kolkata 700107
W. B. India
T 033 6623 2300 
enquiry [​at​] 

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