Chaumasa: Four Months of Monsoon


November 2 – November 17

SITE Sharp Gallery


Contributing Artists

Anirudh Shaktawat

Exhibition Statement as Preserved in the SUGS/SITE Archives:

This exhibition brings together works produced by the artist during Chaumasa, the four-month period of Monsoon, in his village in western India. At this time of the year the assumed boundaries between interior and exterior, and self and environment evaporate as water seeps into walls and moisture permeates skin; the porous concrete becomes the epidermis and walls become the surrounding hills. By reflecting on local architecture, aesthetic and religious practices, and water management systems the show attempts at developing a waterscape of a region where rains are both sacred matter and resource for storage.


Shaping the Essence of Water

November 5, 10:00-11:30 AM

Program statement from the SUGs/SITE archive:

“This webinar will explore the artist’s works and building practices in South Rajasthan, India, to develop an understanding of water as a metaphysical concept.”

Exhibition Material

The SITE team created a pamphlet in conjuction with Chaumasa: Four Months of Monsoon. See the digital version below.