Conde Duque is presenting this multidimensional art project based on the idea of spirituality and veneration in India. The exhibition features 100 original works by various contemporary artists from India.
The exhibits have been chosen from over 1,600 works belonging to the MOSA (Museum of Sacred Arts) collection in Belgium. The artists include the likes of Jitendra Dangi, Jivya Soma Mashe, Mahaveer Swami, Seema Kohli, Saadiya Kochar, Naresh Kapuria and Manish Soni. Through their paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, drawings, and photographs, they reflect the main spiritual traditions of India.
The exhibition features a wide variety of different styles and artistic traditions shown alongside one another, which engage in dialogue through a contemporary lens, reflecting the regions and realities of India today, and all taking their inspiration from the exploration of spirituality and the divine.
Running parallel to this exhibition, Conde Duque is putting on a host of other activities such as film showings and lectures to put this encounter with Indian art into context, and bringing us closer to the culture from this country in South Asia. The Indian films shown will include Devi/The Goddess (1960), by Satyajit Ray, nominated for a Palm d'Or for best film in 1962, and the documentaries Hindu Nectar: Spiritual Wanderings in India (2014), by film-maker Akanksha Joshi, and Studios of Devotion, by director Goutam Ghose.
The lectures included will focus on contemporary Indian art. The speakers will be the curator of the exhibition, Sushma K. Bahl, along with experts and specialists in contemporary and Asian art, such as Eva Fernández del Campo, together with the director of the Casa de la India, Guillermo Rodríguez Martín.