① Carbon (Frequencies on x - y axis) ② Frescos ③ Vanishing Sites

Growing up in the 1990s in New Delhi where the urban landscape was shadowed by the modernist aesthetic and socialist principles idealized by India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Tanya Goel takes as her point of departure the government housing projects, schools and housing colonies in the city that were experiments in form and structure informed by these modernist ideologies. Since 2012, she has been documenting these disappearing structures, photographing the buildings and collecting the debris from demolition sites that she grinds into pigments of charcoal, aluminum, concrete, glass, soil, mica and graphite forming an ‘archive of dust.’ These pigments become the basis of her paintings and sculpture that she “weaves into patterns that record memory.” Here, the artist presents one of her signature paintings along with fresco paintings made on building fragments as well as her extensive documentation and research into this disappearing history.

Miscellaneous: The 12th Gwangju Biennale Exhibition (2018)
Shot on Sep 7, 2018

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