Presented by CAMERAunLIMITED, the show exhibits photographs by 12 artists. “In this show, we thought to experiment. With the theme, we gave the photographers a standard size and left it over to their interpretation,” says Ravi Dhingra, the curator of the show. “Each work narrates a tale. This is the first time that we have chosen a colour as a theme,” he adds.
As you enter the exhibit area, you will be welcomed with a splash of orange. “I have used a bubble as a metaphor of orange. A bubble encases all that is good and the minute it breaks, we are thrown open to reality. This is my little ‘tangerine tale’,” says Ambika Sethi, a participating artist. “For me orange is a source of energy. My work called Faith has orange tilak on a deity. Another artwork of mine symbolises devotion. Somewhere all this boils down to energy,” says Rohit Kumar. “The orange stripes on a dull gray staircase, the fringe of marigold around floating candles or the dismembered hand of Goddess Durga in the midst of rubble — I have seen orange not just as a colour but as an energy that transforms the surrounding environment,” says Rajesh Ramakri-shnan, another artist.
For Shoba Jolly, the colour symbolises hope and happiness, which she spotted during her travels. “For me, it’s an extremely happy colour. There’s a picture of granthis dressed in blue carrying orange bags. The picture shows the happiness and energy that Sikhism brings.”