Veer Munshi is curating the first exhibition at Abir Space

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Veer Munshi's work 'Patient Welder' depicts Mahatma Gandhi welding shrapnel, one of the paintings from his shrapnel series which depicts insurgency and violence in the Valley

Abir Space welcomes Veer Munshi as our first resident curator for next two months to set up online exhibitions. In this, he will pick young artists and underline why he find their work interesting and important besides having many conversations about art, artists and his own journey.

Veer Munshi is known for his outstanding works around themes of exile through installations, videos, paintings and photographs, besides being mentor to many young artists and curator at reputed art events. Veer has 17 solo shows to his credit in Delhi Mumbai ,Kolkata ,Perth, Edinburg and at the United Nations, Geneva through his varied medium of expression such as installations, videos, paintings and photographs. Participated in Kochi Muzris Biennale in 2018 Dhaka art summit 2018 Serendipity Art festival 2017 Besides many honors he received National Award and senior fellowship from minister of culture Govt. of India His works can be seen in various collections in india and abroad that includes National gallery of modern art N. Delhi , Smart Museum of Art Chicago, Indo- Australian Institute museum Melbourne. You can see more about him at his website (http://veermunshi.com/index.html)

In this curatorial project for Abir Pothi, Veer Munshi has selected art works that he believes sizzles with new ideas, interesting execution, and thoughtful concepts. He emphasises on the language an artist uses to deliver his ideas because “ëventually an art work stands independently, on its own”. He looks at integrity and the ability to translate complex thought processes into something tangible which impacts the viewer both emotionally and intellectually.

Veer Munshi’s curatorial practice is an extension of his artistic journey. While some may not agree with him, he has this to say: “A good artist, in all likelihood, would make a better curator.” Seeing his acclaimed Dargah project at Kochi Muziris Biennale and the engaging Concourse show in Kashmir, you can safely bet that there is more than a grain of truth in Veer Munshi’s views.

Do check out his curatorial project and tell us what you loved and what else you would want as the audience and also as artists, to see in future. We would be happy to share your views with our entire team and, of course, with Veer Munshi.