Anukriti: A TEMPLE FOR TIMELESS BEASTS | Curated by Jasper A. Sanchez
Opening Reception & Curatorial Walkthrough
Friday, October 7 | 6–9pm
During the opening reception for A TEMPLE FOR TIMELESS BEASTS, visitors will also be able to visit Project Room No. 2: Azadeh Tajpour, as part of the new Mills Gallery Project Room Exhibition Series. In addition, the BCA Artist Studios Building will be open from 5–8:30pm. If you get to our campus an hour early or feel like stepping outside during the reception, you’re welcome to explore the four floors next door and visit some BCA studio residents and their studios. Please RSVP.
October 8—November 12 ● Wednesday—Saturday | 1–6pm
BCA Mills Gallery, 551 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116
A TEMPLE FOR TIMELESS BEASTS is a sacred site for all things sacrilegious. From New Delhi to Boston, transdisciplinary artist Anukriti (they/them) presents their first-ever large-scale solo exhibition: a temple for the unconventional and queer to be revered, where Hinduism is reimagined and new gods emerge. The culmination of an artistic commitment to elevate non-conforming experiences and an ongoing embodiment of queer spirituality, the works within this temple subvert the tools of religion, inviting visitors to consider new creation myths rooted in inclusion and revolution.
Anukriti’s intricate mark-making and world-building is a meditative reinvention of prayer — an offering of cathartic devotion to the queer, hairy, curvy, kinky, Black and brown; if godhood is ephemeral and timeless, the creations in this temple claim the same for those traits. Communion is encouraged in the gallery’s reading nook, where selected texts and curated publications collectively & collaboratively expand upon the perspectives Anukriti elevates.
Anukriti: A TEMPLE FOR TIMELESS BEASTS is the fifth exhibition in the 1:1 Exhibition Series presented in the Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts. Each exhibition in this series presents a collaborative project between one curator and one artist, and either introduces a new artist or highlights a new aspect of a more experienced artist.
Anukriti. "In place of monuments." 2022. Watercolor on paper.
Anukriti. “How to Steal Back Your Own City.” 2022. Watercolor on paper.
Anukriti. "Mother Militant. 2021." Watercolor and tea on paper.
Anukriti. "Wanton Woman." 2020. Pen on paper.
Anukriti. "Godhood." 2020. Acrylic on paper.