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Whether you are a ’70s child wanting to relive your heyday or a ’90s kid who wants to find out what the fuss of living in that era was all about, a visit to Derry Moore’s solo exhibition at the ICIA House, Kala Ghoda, is worth your time.

art and culture Updated: May 01, 2013 19:36 IST
Amrutha Penumudi
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Whether you are a ’70s child wanting to relive your heyday or a ’90s kid who wants to find out what the fuss of living in that era was all about, a visit to Derry Moore’s solo exhibition at the ICIA House, Kala Ghoda, is worth your time.

Hosted by Damiani and Tasveer, the show features 60 prints from a project that Moore has been working on since 1976. The photographs are a combination of interiors, architectural views and landscapes that document what may be the last relics of a pre-modernised India. In addition to this, the exhibition also showcases commissioned high-society portraits that Moore took on his trips to India.

We ask the 72-year-old artist about the changes he has seen in India, and he says, “When I think back to my early visits to India, I remember being in a constant state of surprise and corresponding awareness. Today, I must actively seek out subjects to a far greater extent.”

Having said that, the artist admits he still loves taking pictures in the country. “When found, the occasions are just as exciting. It’s like fishing in an increasingly emptied sea.”

The photographs are on display till May 5, at ICIA House, Kala Ghoda.