Indian artist Vibha Galhotra’s visual artwork is a response to the impact of climate change in New Delhi. The capital city of India ranks highest in the world for air pollution and Galhotra’s most recent exhibition, ABSUR-CITY-PITY-DITY focuses on the Yamuna river, which is used as a sewage dump for 58 per cent of the city’s waste.
ABSUR-CITY-PITY-DITY is Galhotra’s second solo exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York. The exhibition creates a conversation around the contaminated sacred river through candid and poignant individual works. The artworks and the messages they convey are personal for the artist who uses pollution, dirt and sewage as material in the collection.
“Sediment” is a series Galhotra created using blackened river sediment to paint abstract artworks on canvas.