The Scent of Rice by Ishita Chakraborty

The Scent of Rice by Ishita Chakraborty

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Jun 11, 2023 12:00 PM


Jul 1, 2023 6:00 PM



Idastrasse 46

8003 Zürich

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The art of Ishita Chakraborty (1989) is a medium that helps people resist the stories told about them. Her focus lies on migration and related themes such as displacement, trauma, colonialism, language, oral tradition, and identity. Through various mediums including drawings, installations, poetry, performance, sound, and sculpture, she gives voice to those who are often unheard. The heritage of food and its impact on the current state of society are essential aspects of her artistic approach. In 2021, she completed an MFA in Art and Media at the Zurich University of the Arts."The Scent of Rice" delves into the evocative works of Ishita Chakraborty, encompassing scratched drawings, installations, poetry, video, and sound. Within this artistic realm, traces of displacement and the traumas of colonialism find expression, interwoven with the complexities of language and identity. Ishita's creations explore the strategies and discourses of resistance narrated by individuals, weaving together micro-histories overlooked by conventional narratives. Through their art, the artist sheds light on marginalized voices that have shaped our collective human experience. Inspired by the concept of "Convivio," She contemplates the remnants of our civilization, prompting questions about envisioning a new feast for humanity. Drawing from the power of "cognitive poetry," the artist ignites a fresh sense of learning at the heart of this transformative journey. Listening becomes an act of resistance in Ishita's practice, offering a profound tool in the ongoing anti-colonial struggle. Poetry acts as a catalyst for introspection, provoking deep thought. "The Scent of Rice" invites reflection on existential questions that transcend human life, touching upon ecology and history.

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