'Nurtured Practices' by Saviya Lopes
'Nurtured Practices' by Saviya Lopes

'Nurtured Practices' by Saviya Lopes

Rs. 100,000.00

Edition of 5

Dimensions variable

Glass bottles, Traditional home made wine

About the artwork

The wine-making process is one of the most ancient forms of human expression. It's an act of caring, and it has been passed down through generations for centuries. The use of hands in the wine making process goes beyond merely providing physical support. An act that allows people to nurture each other and their community.

The act of using hands in this way helps to create a feeling of community and togetherness, as well as a sense of shared responsibility for the outcome of their actions.

"Nurtured Practices" delves into traditional wine making as an act of nurturing, both in terms of the care and attention required to produce a good wine.It emphasizes on how wine is often shared and enjoyed as a way of building social connections and fostering relationships.

About the artist

Saviya Lopes is a visual artist, based in Vasai (Bassein), India. She graduated from Rachna Sansad AFAC, Mumbai and has participated in various group exhibitions in India and across the globe since 2015. She was a participating artist and later the Director at Clark House Initiative, Mumbai

Coming from the community of East Indian Catholics, she often works with her native history, through family archives and oral narratives; drawing upon activities like quilt making by her grandmother as manifestations of dissent. Her work deftly unpicks; reimagines history and reconsiders it for future generations. It never wavers in choosing a visual language to reinterpret what is lost. Her works really speak on a feminist key, intersectional, where subtlety, transparence, delicacy convey stories of violence, of heritage, colonialism. And so much more that there is to think from them.She is passionate about the role of women in relationship to labour and textile histories. Lopes’s artistic practice draws from experiences in the spaces she inhabits. She looks at the body as an active agent of societal protest and symbolic value. Her work shows interest in the inter- relation between body, language, culture and navigation of spaces.

Solo and group exhibitions include an exhibition at Clark House Initiative, Bombay(2016); Dakar Biennale (2016); Historica – Republican Aesthetics at IMMA, Ireland (2016); Stories My country told me, Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju Biennale (2016); Gondwana Series – An intervention at Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017); Working Practices, The Showroom, London (2018); The Crown Letter Project, Foundation Fiminco, Paris (2021);Bienalsur, Argentina (2021); “No More Ephemeral Bodies | Solo at Kathiwada City House, Mumbai. She has been twice invited to South Korea for Gwangju Biennale as a fellow to participate and has participated as a visiting speaker at the Asia Art Space, Network Asia, South Korea. She is currently on the curatorial team for the Kochi Students Biennale 2022.


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