Section 1: Introduction

Notations on Time is a group exhibition that explores the philosophical and political dimensions of time through the works of 20 contemporary artists from South Asia and its diaspora. Curated by Sandhini Poddar and Sabih Ahmed, the exhibition stages a dialogue between artistic generations to highlight entanglements between the past, present and future. The exhibition exists as a veritable laboratory of time, exploring art in notational, experimental and fragmentary forms. Standing apart from Western notions of linearity, progress and capitalist domination, Notations on Time explores ontological systems that reveal how artists from this region and its diaspora think about aesthetics, existence, remembrance and futurity.

Notations on Time includes works by Soumya Sankar BoseSheba ChhachhiShezad DawoodLadhki DeviGauri Gill & Rajesh VangadAziz HazaraAmar KanwarAli KazimMariah LookmanHaroon MirzaAnoli PereraLala RukhJangarh Singh ShyamDayanita SinghAyesha SultanaJagdish SwaminathanChandraguptha Thenuwara, and Zarina, accompanied by an infra-vocabulary from Raqs Media Collective’s book ‘Seepage’.

The exhibition is on view at Ishara Art Foundation till 20 May 2023.