Detail of Cloud songs on the horizon, 2023 (c) Ranjani Shettar Courtesy Talwar Gallery, New York New Delhi
Find your way around the Conservatory
Carefully installed throughout the Conservatory, Shettar has intentionally nestled some sculptures amongst the foliage, to be discovered. All are to be viewed from multiple points, encouraging wandering and exploration. Shettar draws us into the Conservatory, gently persuading us to look at a tree, flower, leaf, plant and to appreciate their own rhythms. To slow down and to recognise the cycles of transformation embedded within each of them; and just like the clouds above us, know that they are always quietly shapeshifting.
About the Artist
Ranjani Shettar (b. 1977 Bangalore, India) is an Indian sculptor who combines natural and industrial materials to create large-scale installations. She works with materials including beeswax, wood, organic dyes, vegetable pastes, lacquer, steel and cloth, creating immersive environments that are comprised of numerous non-representational forms and are inspired by her observations of the now-threatened natural environs of rural India. Living and working in Karnataka, India, she is known for her focus on nature and ecology. Shettar’s works are in many prestigious museum collections and have been the subject of several solo presentations including at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (The MET) (2018), The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (2019), National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (2011), The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) (2009), The Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX (2008-9) and The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston, MA (2008).
In the Conservatory with Ranjani Shettar
Discover more about visual artist and sculptor, Ranjani Shettar’s approach to her custom Conservatory exhibition Cloud Songs on the Horizon.
From the Artist
Discover the sculptures
Cloud songs on the horizon, 2023
In the thick of the twilight, 2023
Above the crest, 2023
Moon dancers, 2023
On the wings of crescent moons, 2023
Ranjani Shettar: Cloud songs on the horizon has been commissioned in partnership with the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA).