Remembering Auschwitz

T. Venkanna captures the horrors of violence in 'Entry Only'.

Updated: Oct 11, 2018 16:44:19 IST
2018-10-11T16:44:19+05:30
Remembering Auschwitz Entry Only, by T. Venkanna. Ink on rice paper affixed on board, 48 x 72 inches, 2016. Image courtesy: T. Venkanna and Sakshi Gallery.

Born in Gajwel, a town in Telangana (then Andhra Pradesh), T. Venkanna holds a master's degree in printmaking from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He has exhibited across the world, including at the Sharjah Art Museum; Yale School of Art; National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai; Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai; Prague Biennale 5 and Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei. He lives and works out of Vadodara.

'Entry Only' is a work he made in response to a visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. In his words, "The work recalls the horrors of war, violence and dictatorship that changed the course of history and led to grave crimes against humanity." It also illuminates these atrocities and illustrates the importance of memory---that these crimes may never be repeated. 

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