The Korea Times
20 April 2009
Cathy Rose A. Garcia
In the fourth section "Fertile Chaos,'' the art works deal with the Indian people, their dreams and issues of nation, history, identity and gender. Design team Thukral & Tagra's kitschy work "Phantom IX-B,'' which is featured on the exhibition ticket, reflects the consumerist desire of young Indians today.
The final section "Epilogue: Individuality and Collectivity/ Memory and Future'' deals with individual and collective experiences of the past and future. In "Tryst With Destiny,'' Shilpa Gupta's voice singing the text of a famous speech by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru is broadcast from a microphone-shaped speaker.
"India and Korea share a similar historical and social background: Both countries were under the colonial rule; their cities underwent major changes; with their economic growth, the gap between rich and poor has been widening; they sometimes experienced the cognitive and cultural lag. In this respect, the artworks shown at this exhibition let us reflect on our own lives from a critical perspective,'' said museum curator Kim Na-min.