Exhibition from February 14 to May 3, 2020 at the Villa Arson, avenue Stephen Liegeard 20, 06000 Nice, daily open except Tuesdays (2 - 6pm), phone : 04.92.07.73.73, admission free.
Shailesh BR comes from a small village located in the South of India without any electricity. He belongs to the Brahmin caste but he makes a real introspection work for decoding the Brahmin practises and also twisted the structures connected with castes. Fascinating by his discovery of the mechanical he decides to use it inside his own exhibitions thinking that it can resolve the philosophical questions. Shailesh BR always begins by drawing for illustrating his artist ideas and also for helping him to build his machines. For the Villa Arson exhibition he creates a Brahmin house for denouncing the castes system. Inside the India religion the Brahmins keep the equilibrium castes and for doing that they use special tools ("Possessions spirituelles", 2020). The Brahmins organize prying rituals or ceremonies because they are the only one to own spiritual knowledges but what will happen if a machine his used for doing that ? ("La Machine à Puja" (Machine à prières), 2020) The Brahmins collect wood for the Moksha ceremony but this action doesn't prove that they will succeed to do it ("Les Bâtons sacrés", 2020). The Brahmins own knowledge but how they will use it ? ("La Machine à tourner les pages" (Ulta Pulta), 2020). The system of the castes can't help to understand the meaning and the raising of the life ("Le Lotus fondant", 2020). They just bind the bodies and the spirits ("La queue du chien", 2020) like a knot and build artificial borders between people ("Abdul Munaf et Abdul Farookh", 2020).