Mending Cracks; Limitations – new exhibit at Asian Centre lobby

Date: January 11 to March 3, 2017
Hours: Same as the Asian Library open hours (see hours here)
Location: Asian Centre lobby (1871 West Mall, Vancouver) (map)

Presented by Raghavendra Rao K.V., Artist and Research Associate at the UBC Centre for India and South Asia Research, MENDING CRACKS; LIMITATIONS is an art exhibition consisting of a set of paintings in watercolour, and an installation/ ‘hangings’ of drawings made out of gauze on X-ray sheets. X-ray sheet and gauze act as metaphors for the record of loss; its measure and diagnosis, and a gesture towards the complicated process of healing.

Rao was buried under rubble in the 2001 earthquake in Kutch, India. Long-term, this resulted in the partial paralysis and atrophy of his left arm. He also found himself faced with a further battle to get over the experience, psychologically as well as physically. The central theme of this “Mending Cracks” series as a work-in-progress is disability, trauma and the complex process of recovery.

Preliminary works of this series was exhibited in Vancouver in 2013 and Bangalore, India in 2016.  To learn more about the artist, please visit

Also join Raghavendra in the talk and video screening session . See poster below for details.



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