Sarban Chowdhury, a colourless heaven, glazed stoneware, terracotta _ porcelain, 2021
The group show at India International Centre seeks to act as a catalyst for recognising young talent and individuality. On display will be selected works from 10 artists shortlisted from over 400 applicants, one of whom shall be awarded with 2 Lakhs INR. This group show will be held from 19th September until 29th September and explores the ever-changing dynamics of identity, alienation, history and culture. Additionally, MASH shall host a critique session with Khoj Studios who have come on board as the Knowledge Partner. The exhibition will feature Deepak Kumar, M. Thamshangpha, Pahul Singh, Roshan Vinod Anvekar, Sabiha Dohadwala, Sanayvi Naik, Sarban Chowdhry, Sayantan Samanta, Sibdas Sengupta, and Tahsin Akhtar. Though evidently individual in approach, collectively, these young artists represent a common vision of transforming the landscape of Indian Contemporary Art and our perception of the same.
MASH founder, art collector and philanthropist, Shalini Passi adds, “The Indian artscape is rapidly changing and ever expanding with an influx of many proficient artists every year. This is a substantially vital change which requires equal support from Patrons, art collectors, curators and mentors alike. MASH Awards 2022 is a step in the right direction to justify the same”.
MASH explores the intersection of art, craft, design, and fashion in an accessible and engaging way. Awards like the MASH Awards in 2019 and the MASH Women Artist Award in 2022, and now, with the Young Artists’ Award, MASH aims to further the vision of Shalini Passi which encompasses reforming an artistic space for contemporary artists across India. Shalini Passi has been a longstanding Patron of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale and also sits on the advisory board of Khoj Studios.
Roshan Anvekar, Family, Mixed media, 2020