Karishma D'Souza – Can’t See the Forest
Can’t See the Forest
15.09.23 → 28.10.23
Xippas is pleased to announce the very first show of Karishma D’Souza in Geneva, opening September 14th during Geneva Art Week. The exhibition will be curated by R. Benedito Ferrão and will be displayed in both of our gallery spaces, Rue des Sablons 6 and Rue du Vieux-Billard 7.
Karishma D’Souza’s exhibition captures a moment of crisis in contemporary South Asia with a particular focus on a rapidly transforming Goa, her ancestral homeland. The artist looks to the challenges of tourism and urbanization that threaten the very topography of a Goa famed for its biodiversity, coastal beauty, and once fields of plenty. The decimation of this storied landscape means a change in traditions and livelihoods. At the same time as many from the region pursue jobs elsewhere, settlers from other parts of India move in or take up land for second homes and a leisurely lifestyle. Yet, D’Souza does not only seek to chronicle wistfulness or angst. Rather, her work also takes inspiration from activists and those who make their own way despite being marginalized. Thus, her art offers a record and an alternative view of the present.