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Gallerie Nvyā presents 'THREADSUNS' a group exhibition at the Saket gallery space.

101-103, Square One Designer Arcade, C-2, District Centre,
Saket, New Delhi- 110017

Date: 18 Aug 2022 to 6 Sep 2022

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above the grayblack wastes.
A tree-
high thought
grasps the light-tone: there are
still songs to sing beyond


The exhibition is a direct derivation from a homonymous compilation of text by a poet who wrote under the pseudonym Paul Celan. In the text there is frenzy of arrayed hope, a constant resilience, a propelling inkling for the need of spiritual restoration and intimacy. There is a call for comfort through meditative rigour, often realised through the labour of mark-making. The exhibition mirrors — ornate meets abstract, brevity is pit against elaborate complexity, striking disparities (in hue, medium, texture, tone) converse with feather-like delicacy weaving sacred devoutness through the narrative. The exhibition has inter-junctions of craft, indigeneity and contemporaneity to reconstruct the known confines of definition, temporality, association and familiarity.

Pierre Joris famously translated Celan’s ‘Threadsuns’, originally titled in German as ‘Faddensonnen’, to write, “threadsuns fold into the word that gives their elongation— the ‘faden’ meaning something more, something which in English is still there in the word fathom, which comes to us (in the via) Germanic ‘fathmaz’, ‘the length of two arms stretched out”. THREADSUNS reaches beyond to embody a phantasmic buoyancy, exuding life, ritual and rumination at instances. While at other times it anchors on to the serenity of silence.


THREADSUNS is curated by Shristi Sainani


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