N. S. Harsha was born in 1969 in southern India's ancient capital Mysuru, where he continues to reside and pursue his artistic practice. India's fast-paced economic development and urbanization in recent years has also raised the international profile of its contemporary art, and over the past decade N. S. Harsha has presented his work at numerous international exhibitions. Simultaneously, he has carved out his own highly idiosyncratic place in the world by engaging frankly with the diversity of “life” around him, from the traditional culture and natural environment of southern India, to the everyday relationships between people, flora and fauna.
Encompassing Harsha's major works since 1995, this first mid-career retrospective will explore themes running consistently through his practice, such as the absurdity of the real world, representation and abstraction, and repeating images. The exhibition will be one in a continuing series of solo exhibitions at the Mori Art Museum featuring mid-career artists from Asia, while showcasing contemporary art from rapidly developing nations and regions such as China, Africa, India and the Middle East.
|Exhibition Period:||Saturday, February 4, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
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|Venue:||Mori Art Museum（53F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower）|
|Organizer:||Mori Art Museum|
|In Association with:||Embassy of India
The Japan-India Association
|Corporate Sponsors:||DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
YKK / YKK AP
NTT Communications Corporation
House Foods Group Inc.
|Production Support:||Usha International Ltd.|
|Support:||Cathay Pacific Airways Limited
|Curated by:||Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum)|
|This exhibition is one of the commemorative events of “2017 The Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges.”|