As part of Temporal Turn, the Spencer’s major exhibition of contemporary Asian art, Indian artist Rohini Devasher will visit Lawrence during October and November 2016 to create new, site-specific artwork. Devasher conducted a site visit to the Spencer in September 2015 in order to plan her upcoming work—a wall drawing with video elements planned for the Museum’s newly renovated Central Court. Devasher’s current work is heavily influenced by astronomy, and her commissioned installation will draw on images from her field investigations at the Indian Astronomical Observatory at Hanle, high in the Himalayas.
Devasher earned an MA in printmaking from Winchester School of Art in the UK and a BFA from the College of Art in New Delhi. Her multidisciplinary work explores the interface between art and science and has been exhibited widely in India and abroad. Recent solo exhibitions include Deep Time (2013) at Project 88 in Mumbai and Parts Unknown: Making the Familiar Strange (2012) at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.
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