The Private Museum presents a joint exhibition by two female artists, Madhvi Subrahmanian and Nandita Mukand, on its Women Artist platform, featuring installation and sculptural works informed by their explorations into how nature inserts itself into the urban world.
Subrahmanian reflects on the fluid interconnectedness of nature and urban culture. Bringing together conceptual and sensory experiences, her works are often participatory and/or immersive in nature. Her contemplative process attempts to probe how nature imprints itself into our everyday life through her investigations into city structures, space layouts, archaeological sites and the displacement of objects by shape-shifting shadows.
Mukand's works observe the deep intricacies of nature mingled and merged with the workings of the urban mind, drawing upon her interests in metaphysics and its abstract concepts such as being, knowing, identity, time, and space; and neuroplasticity ((the brain's ability to reorganise itself by forming new neural connections throughout life).
Through the inquisitive lens of the artists, From Lost Roots to Urban Meadows seeks to challenge our perceptions of nature and life – inviting the viewer to delve deeper into our urban existence with and without nature.