Should I Look For You, Should I Lose My Self... Exhibition- Art Positive

Should I Look for You, Should I lose My Self...

खोजूं… या खो जाऊं (Should I look for You, Should I lose myself…) In all spiritual traditions, two distinct paths are suggested to those who are thirsty to know that which, in its essence, is unknowable. One is the path of prescribed practices, guiding rules and tenets. The path of “gyana”, or knowledge, uses engagement with spiritual texts and practices to gradually deepen the understanding of the practitioner. The other path is the path of “bhakti”, or devotion. The first is likened to learning how to swim – as one’s technique develops, one can navigate with ease waters that seemed mysterious, unknowable, even threatening. “Bhakti”, however, is likened to a willingness to drown - to surrender all that one holds dear to oneself, whatever may be the consequences. And what technique is needed for that? Based on personal engagement with mystical philosophies, these new works – in several of which the artist has cast himself – articulate the interplay of experiences that thread time, mind, materiality and transcendence. Vineet Kacker, 2016

Curator's Note

खोजूं… याखोजाऊं (Should I look for You, Should I lose myself…) In all spiritual traditions, two distinct paths are suggested to those who are thirsty to know that which, in its essence, is unknowable. One is the path of prescribed practices, guiding rules and tenets. The path of “gyana”, or knowledge, uses engagement with spiritual texts and practices to gradually deepen the understanding of the practitioner. The other path is the path of “bhakti”, or devotion. The first is likened to learning how to swim – as one’s technique develops, one can navigate with ease waters that seemed mysterious, unknowable, even threatening. “Bhakti”, however, is likened to a willingness to drown - to surrender all that one holds dear to oneself, whatever may be the consequences. And what technique is needed for that? Based on personal engagement with mystical philosophies, these new works – in several of which the artist has cast himself – articulate the interplay of experiences that thread time, mind, materiality and transcendence. Vineet Kacker, 2016

Vineet kacker

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  • Deccan Herald

  • Hindustan Times,February 19-2016

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