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Friday 19 April 2024

Matthew Krishanu

'The Bough Breaks' at Camden Art Centre

Matthew Krishanu’s solo show The Bough Breaks opens Thursday 25 April at Camden Art Centre.

The exhibition’s title, The Bough Breaks, proceeds from the artist’s recent exhibition On a Limb (Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, 2023). Both exhibitions relate to images from Krishanu’s Two Boys series, in which the artist and his brother are depicted perched on, and to some extent dwarfed by, the majestic branches, or ‘limbs’, of the banyan tree—an iconic symbol in Indian culture. The potential failure of this security—if the bough was to break—alludes to the dark undertones of the nursery rhyme Rock-a-bye Baby, as well as to the evident failure of the structures that should protect, provide for, and perpetuate society: a poignant metaphor for contemporary life.

Matthew Krishanu exhibited at Matt’s Gallery in 2019 and previously sat on the board of trustees.

Exhibition Preview: Thursday 25 April, 6.30 - 9.30pm
Show continues: 26 April - 23 June 2024

Tue - Sun, 11am - 6pm
Thurs, 11am - 9pm

Camden Art Centre
Arkwright Road
London NW3

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