Interrogating truth

If you missed this very important exhibition by Shaunak Mahbubani, here is a comprehensive review of the show, by Georgina Maddox

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Saavdhaan: The Regimes of Truth poses questions to the voices of authority

Georgina Maddox

Stumbling through the dark, avoiding stones and brambles, one is not quite sure what one will discover down the rabbit hole that is Saavdhaan: The Regimes of Truth. The recently concluded exhibition, curated by Shaunak Mahbubani at the little-known venue, Kalakar Theatre near Saket Metro Station, Saidul-Ajab, is not the conventional well-lit, white cube gallery display, that we have all come to expect when attending art openings. The raw brick and motor bowels of the theatre, is shadowy with wisps of cobwebs festooning nooks and crevices. The exhibition is not easily forthcoming rather it slowly reveals its contents as one negotiates through the slightly bewildering space.

IMG_1911 Arko Datto’s nigh-time photography captures the essence of the word Saavdhaan, a military call to attention as well as a neighbourly
hark of safety. All photographs of the exhibition are by…

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