Chittrrovanu Mazumdar’s multicultural upbringing in a family of artists and writers in Kolkata and Paris, and his own restlessly seeking temperament, have led to his developing a vocabulary of art which draws on any manner of aesthetic, literary, and socio-cultural sources and influences. His knowledge of a diverse range of textures and materials comes through in his ample usage of sound, light, videos, photography, paint and other medium to create works that do not conform to normative standards of art. Mazumdar’s perpetual desire to collate new ideas into the artistic space drives him to push the boundaries of his own mind and work.
This is the artist’s first solo show in Italy. This exhibition was created around a path through three large installations, an aesthetic and intellectual journey.
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO) is housed in the restored and redeveloped Peroni brewery, an important early 20th-century structure located at 54 Via Reggio Emilia in the northeastern part of Rome.
The origins of the museum date back to 1983, when the City of Rome bought the site and decided to transform it into the new Municipal Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art.?In 2001, the gallery changed its name to MACRO, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome. The Paris-based architect and urbanist Odile Decq has risen to the challenge of creating a contemporary art gallery within a historic industrial structure and has managed the perfect integration of the old and the new buildings.
Today, the MACRO is a meeting place and point of reference for the national and international contemporary art world, and is a unique and progressive driving force in a city that, more than almost any other, represents the breadth of history.
Paola Ugolini is an independent curator and art critic. She lives and works in Rome.