As a practicing designer, the artist has to turn towards 'ART'
to be able to give vent to her expression, for the threads of thought
that are presently woven together to define the ‘Fabric
of Society’, do not provide adequate scope for expression
in the realm of textile design.
The present exhibition is the artist's statement questioning
the validity of the value given to contemporary expression
that is used to decorate the walls of buildings
that house mankind, as opposed to decorating the body, the ultimate
temple of the soul.
Textiles are today a necessity of life
and permeate every realm of our existence, not precluding
any class of society. Majority of Indians do not
visit museums or art galleries, nor are they inclined towards
attending lectures on Art, and therefore much of contemporary Indian
Art is relatively incomprehensible to
How does this ‘ART’ then mirror Indian society
Should we continue to accept this minority expression to
be representative of Indian society?
Should ‘ART’ not be an integrated activity,
whose expression is a part of daily life?
Should ‘ART’ not be made more accessible to
those that do not have the means of such creative expression for
Is the unbridled contemporary expression, as seen in painting
and sculpture, reflected in the other arts, such as textiles? If
not, then should it?
This exhibit is intended only to question, it does not seek to
provide any alternate solution