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N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey

Come give us a speech (detail)
2008

About the Exhibition

Nations
2007
Installation view: “SH Contemporary 2007,” Shanghai, China
Courtesy: Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai

1000 hands void space
1995

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.

N. S. Harsha: Charming Journey

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.
OBAYASHI CORPORATION
TOYOTA
YKK / YKK AP
NTT Communications Corporation
House Foods Group Inc.
KAJIMA CORPORATION
Production Support: Usha International Ltd.
Support: Cathay Pacific Airways Limited
Champagne Pommery
Curated by: Kataoka Mami (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum)

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2017 The Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges

This exhibition is one of the commemorative events of “2017 The Year of Japan-India Friendly Exchanges.”

Raah Dhikhanaywale Thay, Hai, Rahengay (Those who show us the path were there, are here, will be there) (detail)
2014
Acrylic on canvas
190 x 150 cm
Courtesy: Victoria Miro, London

Punarapi Jananam Punarapi Maranam (again birth - again death)
2013
Acrylic on canvas, tarpaulin
365.8 x 2,407.9 cm
Installation view: The Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2013