Somnium Genero 02

Thukral & Tagra

Gallery Barry Keldoulis presents the first Australian exhibition by India's hottest rising art stars Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra; the collaborative duo known as Thukral & Tagra. With their new project Somnium Genero - dream catcher, Thukral & Tagra take a nostalgic journey through dreams and gadgets from our past.

Art Exhibition previously on at Gallery Barry Keldoulis in New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 19 April 2008 to Saturday 17 May 2008

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With new hemispherical paintings and quirky sculpture, Thukral & Tagra continue their trade-mark form of production that strives for a rootless cosmopolitanism, infecting all manner of communication with an unexpected sparkle, and in the process making life more marvellous.

Based in New Delhi, Jiten Thukral (born 1976) and Sumir Tagra (born 1979) work collaboratively in a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, installation, video, graphic and product design, websites, music and fashion. Their’s is a head-long rush into creativity, ready to take on the world from a driver’s seat which just happens to be located inside India. Their strategy, inherently democratic, allows for both the most rarefied of products (the unique paintings and sculptures) to co-exist with the most humble (stickers and buttons given away for free). Commodification is piously acknowledged and then made into a mockery of itself.

Thukral & Tagra have exhibited their works at Nature Morte New Delhi, New York’s Bose Pacia Gallery, Chatterjee & Lal in Mumbai, MOCA shangai, Christies Hong Kong, Teatro Armani in Milan, and made an impressive showing in Art Statements at the 2007 Basel Art Fair in Switzerland.

Thukral & Tagra’s exhibition continues gbk’s commitment to presenting the best contemporary art from around the world.

Location

Gallery Barry Keldoulis
285 Young Street
Waterloo Sydney