ORGANIZATION: Pirelli HangarBicocca and Bombas Gens Centre d’Art
ARTIST: Sheela Gowda
CURATORS: Nuria Enguita and Lucia Aspesi
This exhibition, co-organized by Pirelli HangarBicocca (Milan) and Bombas Gens Centre d’Art (Valencia), showcases more than twenty years of Sheela Gowda’s artistic production.
Sheela Gowda (born in Bhadravati, Karnataka, India, 1957, lives and works in Bangalore) has developed her practice through a constant dialog and exchange between local artistic traditions and international forms of art. Remains, the artist’s first solo exhibition in Valencia, brings together installations and sculptures as well as a selection of works based on images, ranging from different periods and constructed using various materials and scales.
The exhibition attempts to highlight both Gowda’s poetic and her political practices, grounded on a thoughtful and perceptive view of the world, accompanied by an awareness of the symbolic and communicative value of matter, objects and their remains. This selection of artworks also conveys her engagement with the process of defining form as a way of transforming meaning.