This exhibition by artist Atul Dodiya comprised a comprehensive body of artworks, with oil paintings, water colours and sculptural assemblages. The show was a part of the Museum's exhibition series curated by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta, titled 'Engaging Traditions'
Seen here: The form of Varaha, 3rd Avatar from Dashavatar series of Vishnu from the Museum collection, carrying 'bhoomi', the earth, in an anthropomorphic form.
The parallel photographs are from prominent places around the world such as the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, Library in Chandigadh by Le Corbusier and a photo of work by French artist Laure Prouvost,'at night, this water turns black'.
References in the vitrine include the sculptural form of Vamana, the 5th avatar from Dashavatar series of Vishnu from the Museum collection. It has been juxtaposed with an abstract image found by Atul at a Moorish Castle in Spain. It appears as a symbolic gesture of Vishnu controlling the universe but ironically he is wounded.
All artworks courtesy Atul Dodiya from the exhibition, '7000 Museums: A Project for the Republic of India' at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai (December 11, 2014 - February 10, 2015)