• Tarika Sabherwal

Re-imagined Devotion creates space to engage in a broader exploration of spiritual experiences, emphasising the magic of ritualism. It is a journey into a different realm of spiritual connection, moving beyond the traditional to embrace the fantastical. It offers an alternative perspective on spirituality, where ritualism and cartoonish symbolism foster a sense of belonging that transcends traditional religious boundaries.

The reimagined lions, the intertwined snakes and lover horses are evolved memories from cartoon depictions of religious texts. The work reflects a whimsical, dream-like experience rooted in Indian culture, highlighting the interconnectedness of symbols and spiritual connections.

The Floating Pillars are a gateway to a pandal, ephemeral religious sanctuaries that emerge during festivals. The layered works serve as a tangible manifestation of the protective presence of Durga Ma, encouraging reflection and energy exchange with her eyes.

Artist Bio
Tarika Sabherwal, b. Kolkata 1995 explores the concept of inherited memories, navigating the realms of in-betweenness. She reimagines and remembers stories passed down, allowing space for new perspectives and endless possibilities to be perceived.

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