Therefore from the logic of this position I will put forward observations from the exhibition Against All Odds, currently on view at the LKA in Delhi, which appear rather lacking in the standard of expectations one has of curatorial endeavours of investigation. The idea of archiving as a framework through which to address the intentions of this compilation of work, seems rather stretched in some instances; and the very idea itself appears rather borrowed. The apparent need to still clutch at the flag of "avante garde" and hold it hostage in meaning to become represented by materials and methodolgies of thought that subscribe to a very narrow interpretation of contextualized/historisized/political/gender issue/radical/mediative visual articulation, seems to in fact reinvent conservative attitudes unknowingly.
Big, bigger, biggest should really be the title of this show! The laughter club of N.S Harsha actually brought tears of mortification to me! What sorrow that we loose our ability to comprehend how to negotiate the territory of communication as artists in a public domain, and stand accountable to its immense responsibility. Vivan Sunderam's work too felt so contrived.