Nature Morte is proud to present a solo show of works by Anita Dube. Including new works that have never been exhibited before, the show also includes a number of works from the past 15 years, and uses both the gallery’s main space in Neeti Bagh as well as its secondary space (Petite Morte) in GK2. A number of the works were made for international exhibitions and have not been seen in India previously.
One of India’s most consistently creative and challenging artists, Anita Dube’s practice is primarily based in sculpture but also includes photography, video, installation, and performance. Born in Lucknow in 1958 and trained as a critic and historian in Baroda in the late 70s and early 80s, she later turned to making art works informed by memories, history, mythology and phenomenological experience. Though always mercurial and self-critical, her practice has evolved with specific materials (velvet and other fabrics used as skins for found objects; the copper and enamel eyes used on temple statuary; re-cycled packing materials) and in the past decade she has become increasingly involved with language and texts as her subjects, used both as metaphorical devices and abstract epistemologies.
Anita Dube was one of eight artists included in the very first show Nature Morte mounted in India, at the new Habitat Centre in New Delhi in November 1997. Since then, Nature Morte has hosted three solo shows of her work in New Delhi, one in their satellite gallery in Berlin, and one with their partner gallery in New York (Bose Pacia). Dube’s works have been included in most of the important museum survey exhibitions of contemporary art from India mounted in the past decade, including “Indian Summer” at the Ecole des Beaux-arts, Paris (2005); “India Moderna” at the Institut d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain (2008); “Where Three Dreams Cross” at the Whitechapel Gallery, London and the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2010); and “Paris-Delhi-Bombay” at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011); among others. Her works are in the collection of the Tate Modern, London; Kiran Nadar Museum of Art; New Delhi; and Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon; among others.
Nature Morte is located near Siri Fort Auditorium in central south Delhi and is open every day except Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. For more information or press photographs, please contact Rajeev Dhawan or Palistha Kakshapati at firstname.lastname@example.org by telephone at (011)4068-7117.
Petite Morte is located in the GK-11 M Block main market, underneath the Prego restaurant. The gallery is open every day except Sunday, from 11am to 7pm. For more information or press photographs, please contact Bharathy Singaravel at (91)83750-73896 email@example.com