Over the past five years, the graduation showcase of Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology has carved its place in Bangalore’s cultural landscape. Every year, an immense variety of work comes out of the art school across the mediums of visual arts, film, animation, installation, photography, handicrafts, mixed media, textile, arts education and concept art.
This year, while some works lacked depth and were unoriginal, there were many that were thought-provoking and well-crafted on themes of feminism, politics, identity and the art of failure, making the hunt for the gems worthwhile. It was also encouraging to see the swelling number of attendees who came from distant parts of the city to ask questions, give feedback and understand the students’ creative process.
2018’s collective was encouraging news for India’s growing contemporary art scene. Here are some of the projects that caught our attention.