Upcoming show focuses on anonymity and alienation of global urban life

New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) What is it like to be anonymous in a city? Or is it a subterfuge many of us resort to in order to deal with a growing sense of anxiety and alienation in an ultra-modern global megalopolis? Bringing one up to several such facets of “anonymity and alienation of global urban life” is a group show of video installations, performances and artworks at Khoj Studios in the capital.

Titled “Frozen World of the Familiar Stranger”, the show will run from December 8 to January 11 next and will feature 10 Indian and international artists.

The featured artists are Cao Fei (China), Farideh Lashai (Iran), Himali Singh Soin (India), Ho Tzu Nyen (Singapore), Kartik Sood (India), Maya Watanabe (Peru), Rachel Rose (US), Sahej Rahal (India), Steffani Jemison (US) and Tejal Shah (India).

The exhibition is the result of a curatorial collaboration between Kadist Art Foundation (an experimental arts space in San Francisco) and Khoj International Artists’ Association (New Delhi), and co-curated by Sitara Chowfla (Khoj) and Heidi Rabben (Kadist).

“Through works exploring isolation, confinement, collapse, transience, anxieties, and fantasies of inhabiting collective urban space, Frozen World offers an almost satirical point of view on the human condition and what it means to be alive together in the present, and in the constructed future,” Sitara Chowfla, curator, Khoj Studios said in a statement.

The exhibition was first presented at Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, in October-November 2016 and is now slated to showcase here till January 11, next year.