Exhibition in Mumbai invites 150 artists to create artworks on postcards

Artwork by Yogesh Murkute
Artwork by Yogesh Murkute

There is something personal about a postcard that beats the privacy of finger print-protected smartphones. Beyond the message, it carries a glimpse of its sender's personality — the slant of letters, the choice of ink, the pressure on the pen, even the state of mind when the postcard was written. But that's a thing of the past, and attempts at reviving the use of postcards have enjoyed only limited success.

But what if postcards became an artist's canvas, each portraying the unique style of its creator? Post Age, an exhibition inaugurated in the city on Monday, brings back the romance of the medium by roping in 150 artists from across India to paint on postcards.

Artwork by Brinda Miller
Artwork by Brinda Miller

"We may be communicating a lot more today, with the remotest corner of the world made accessible by email and instant messengers, but our communication lacks soul. The backspace button has put a filter to our emotions, and little of what we write is spontaneous," shares co-curator and sculptor Anand Prabhudesai. The contributing artists include Brinda Miller, KR Santhana Krishanan, Bina Aziz, Nikhil Purohit, Suryakant Lokhande and Debasish Dutta, among others. "These artists have used paper cuttings, lamination, thread and even sealants on postcards," says Prabhudesai. On the penultimate day of the exhibition, Chitrakaranche Patre, an audio-visual presentation will take viewers through the curatorial process behind the exhibition.

The venue is a special one, too. The 60-year-old Artists' Centre in Kala Ghoda was once a studio space frequented by MF Husain, SH Raza, FN Souza and other modern artists of the Bombay Progressive Artists' Group. A non-profit organisation, the venue now hosts exhibitions at much lower rates than other galleries in the city.


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