Yog Raj Chitrakar: Memory Drawing V Part 2

Indian Higway
Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo

April 2009
Duration: 8 Hours
Indian Highway
Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo
Curators: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julia Peyton Jones OBE and Gunnar Kravan
Costumes: Tabasheer Zutshi
Photography: Tina Lange

The performance, Yog Raj Chitrakar: From Land to Sea at the Astrup Fearnley Museum was a continuation from the performance at the Serpentine Gallery. Here Yog Raj Chitrakar, walked from the museum to the pier in Oslo on a chilly April morning, also the only sunny day we had for the week I was there. He made a drawing looking out “from land to sea”.

Indian Highway

“Following the remarkable and rapid economic, social and cultural developments in India in recent years, Indian Highway is a timely presentation of the pioneering work being made in the country today. The culmination of extensive research across India, this group exhibition is a snapshot of a vibrant generation of artists working across a range of media.

Indian Highway features artists who have already made an impact on the international art world alongside less well-established practitioners. Some of the artworks in the exhibition have been selected for their connection to the theme of Indian Highway, reflecting the importance of the road in migration and movement and as the link between rural and urban communities. Other works make reference to technology and the ‘information superhighway’, which has been central to India’s economic boom. A common thread throughout is the way in which these artists demonstrate an active political and social engagement, examining complex issues in contemporary India that include environmentalism, religious sectarianism, globalisation, gender, sexuality and class.”

* From the Indian Highway catalog

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