Circular forms, traditional textiles and ancient mythology weave together a sense of modern India in Chakraview. “India’s utopias articulate the intersections between ancient myth and modern design,” says curator Rajshree Pathy. “Like the seven chakras, our visions of utopia are simultaneously spiritual and progressive.” Pathy wanted mythology to be in dialogue with contemporary design developments; with leading scenographer Sumant Jayakrishnan, she explored the continuities between India’s past and future, myth and reality. “Like More’s utopia,” Pathy explains, “our installation is a narrative of India’s diverse religious, social and political journeys, and a constantly metamorphosing churn of all of the above.”


  • Title: Chakraview Inner Sanctum
  • Creator: Curator: Rajshree Pathy; Designer: Sumant Jayakrishnan; Producer: India Design Forum; Graphic Artist: Hanif Kureshi; AV Design: Avinash Kumar
  • Date: 2016/2016
  • Supporting Bodies: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India; Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), Government of India; Invest India; Confederation of Indian Industry (CII); Aditya Birla Group; Produced by India Design Forum (IDF)
  • Physical Dimensions: w6600 x h4500 x d4670 mm
  • Provenance: India Design Forum
  • Type: Multimedia installation
  • Rights: Vipul Sangoi
  • Medium: Multimedia

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