An exhibition ‘Two Wheels Gurugram’ , explored the need for improving cycling infrastructure in Delhi-NCR region
Two Wheels Gurugram exhibition that was held over the weekend at the Centre for the Photographic Arts in Gurugram, | Photo Credit: SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT A concrete grey city and vibrant women migrant workers on bicycles made up the space on a white canvas at the Centre for the Photographic Arts in Gurugram, this weekend. It was a telling frame with an immense visual appeal.
Dressed in a well-ironed and colourful sari, she on a bicycle and speaking on her mobile, put out an image of something delightful and independent. The worker’s faithful bicycle and phone hold her confidence, as she crisscrosses the huge city for work; it is a different scenario from the safe walls of her home. .
The canvas is an interpretation of how Hari Krishan, the artist and owner of CultureDrum, a creative think-tank views the Bengali women migrant workers in Gurugram. He believes there is something empowering about them turning up for work and it is impossible to miss her drape in vibrant hues. “And yet, she is an invisible, indispensable fixture of Gurugram,” says Krishnan, in awe of the female migrant labourers who handle the sari and the chain of the bicycle simultaneously and effortlessly, especially on the hostile streets of Gurugram.
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