Bharat Sikka’s ‘Where the Flowers Still Grow’ @ Nature Morte, New Delhi
Untitled 2014/15, Giclee print. 127 x 101 cm. Image credit : Nature Morte
This body of work is based on Sikka’s visits to Kashmir in 2014 & 2015. Travelling through the region he photographed people who lived there in an attempt to make sense of their dilemma through his own personal experience. Sikka was inspired to create this body of work by Mirza Waheed’s novel ‘The Collaborator’, which tells the story of a young Kashmiri man’s struggle with his own sense of self, buffeted by the exigencies of history and the present.
Bharat Sikka (born 1973, New Delhi) received a BFA degree from Parsons School of Design in New York. His work has been exhibited the National Museum in New Delhi, Nature Morte, Project 88 and Chatterjee & Lal in Mumbai; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Whitechapel Gallery, London; IVAM Valencia, Spain; and the Arles Photo Festival; among other venues. His work has been featured in many international publications including The New York Times, W, Vogue, Vogue Hommes, iD, The New Yorker, and Time.
The show is on at Nature Morte , New Delhi till 27th of May 2017