Indu Antony’s exhibition, as part of the international programme Mindscapes, opens in three places across Bengaluru, inviting ideas, artworks and people to travel: at the Museum of Art & Photography (MAP), the artist’s studio space Kāṇike in Cooke town and Namma Katte, a place for leisure for the women and children of Lingarajapuram. Mindscapes is an international cultural programme about mental health developed by Wellcome Trust with an aim to transform how we understand, address and talk about mental health by bringing together cultural, policy and research folks.
Indu’s work foregrounds questions around language on mental health and the city, care and a shared space for healing in togetherness. With Indu Antony’s work at the centre of the exhibition, it not only raises questions about identity, play, rest and the location of the self but also about the space for emotions, trauma and joy. The exhibition will showcase jointly produced works between Indu with women in Lingarajapuram and Namma Katte, which have evolved out of conversations over the past two years but also reflect the artist’s mindspace and identity.
Alongside Indu Antony’s work, other projects that evolved as part of the Mindscapes programme, will also be showcased including the work of Cecilie Falkenstrøm, the Mindscapes international artist in residence, titled “I see it, so you don’t have to”. The Art for Thought toolkit will also be on display together with Mindscapes artist in residence at large Christine Wong Yap’s co-created zines.
Initiated by Wellcome Trust, a charitable foundation supporting science to solve the urgent health challenges facing everyone, the programme is a partnership with the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, the Gropius Bau in Berlin, and the Museum of Art & Photography in Bengaluru, India, along with partner entities, National Institute for Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Quicksand, and UnBox Cultural Futures Society that is curating and producing Mindscapes Bengaluru.
Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm
Christine Wong Yap
Museum of Art and Photography, Kanike in Cooke Town and Namma Katte in Lingarajapuram, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Museum of Art & Photography
Sep 16, 2023 - Mar 8, 2024
10:00 am - 6:30 pmEvent Details