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The Street

Solo show of Yusuf Arakkal
Presented by Art Alive Gallery
26th April 2008 - 10th May 2008
Gallery Sanskriti, Kolkata

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MURMUR OF THE HEART;  MURMUR OF THE STREET
The Street. A place for many people. To move about. To reach a destination. To shop. To parade. To wait. To sing. To dance. To beg. To steal. To hide. To protest. To demonstrate. To hug. To slap. To moan. To bereave.

The street reveals a strange but authentic reality. A grandly walking policeman evokes fear. A long and eagerly waiting lover on the footpath makes for a moving sight. A one-minute salesman of umbrellas or plastic photo-albums, a ragged beggar picking lice from the unkempt hair, a bicycle thief, a nimble fingered pickpocket, a little girl who has lost her way, a whore with red lips and hungry stomach… they are all there. On the street. The found and the abandoned.

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