Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Raghu Kondur has been working with the city of Bangalore and mapping the city's changing landscape.This process has brought together many unheard voices and people from the city's under belly. The accelerated change and erasures are inevitable here; the city seems like  a construction site, a battle ground of change and resistance, loss and hope. The unplanned chaos is unnerving; the change in landscape has left us with only real estate as a promise for the future. This is visual response to the absurdity of a city that is at siege, the mocking of a city that seems to be waking up late and has been caught napping. This event is one of the many to focus on Bangalore growth, organized to look at urban issues and to ask questions.The overarching interest at the working class and to find meaning of ordinary people and their life's.
In all this,the worker is someone who plays a significant role. Raghu makes it visible, the images of the city beyond the gloss and hype. Makes you listen to many unheard voices.In this project the heroic worker is made the hero,someone who risks his life for us.It is here that we see the vulnerability of the worker who balances life and work.The artist projects the worker as an active participant in the process of development.And reconstructs the scaffolding as an installation for us to negotiate.
Raghu  Kondur, graduated from ChitraKala Parishath, with a  Bachelor of Fine Arts degree(Painting) in 2004.

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