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‘Sheher, Prakriti, Devi’ by Gauri Gill at Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE


January 19, 2024 - June 1, 2024    
12:00 am

Ishara Art Foundation is showcasing a new exhibition, ‘Sheher, Prakriti, Devi’, which marks artist and photographer Gauri Gill’s first extensive curation. The show is on view from January 19 2024, to June 1, 2024, at Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE. The exhibition includes works by Chamba Rumal, Chiara Camoni, Gauri Gill, Ladhki Devi, Mariam Suhail, Meera Mukherjee, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Rashmi Kaleka, Shefalee Jain, Sukanya Ghosh, Vinnie Gill and Yoshiko Crow. Sheher, Prakriti, Devi comes from the Hindustani terms for ‘city’, ‘nature’ and ‘deity’. The exhibition germinates from Gill’s ongoing documentation of urban and semi-urban spaces in India since 2003 in a series titled ‘Rememory’ (after Toni Morrison). Gill offers a unique lens to regard cities as habitation spaces shaped by multiple life-worlds. Together with various practitioners with whom she shares an affinity, the exhibition presents a world where built and natural structures are rendered porous by termites; gates open to unfinished roads; historical ruins become homes to migratory birds while pigeons become occupants of post-colonial houses; locusts bear witness to contemporary terrors, and forests manifest as spirit sisters. In this show, viewers are invited to regard ecology as an overlap of cultural, natural and spiritual domains.


Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE