• Exhibition Preview | this.generation | 02 December 2023, 12 noon onwards

    Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts presents its annual show, this.generation, an exhibition dedicated to code-based practices, curated by Srinivas Mangipudi.

    Generative art stems from programming and coding a machine, where an algorithm can produce infinite unique experiences of itself. This innate technological framing is collectively challenging to encompass and comprehend the ramifications of a techno-sociological future, one that is progressively becoming more real every day.

    This exhibition probes this aspect of what is generative in code-based arts, as with various other mediums such as drawing, sculpture, performance, sound and music, thus converging various practices into a singular view. In this way, we glance upon a unified vision of where art originates from and what it enables. In a world increasingly influenced by autonomous systems and AI, it becomes vital to consider that at the core, all these manifestations are guided by universal algorithmic underpinnings.

    this.generation is curated by Srinivas Mangipudi and begins with a site-specific performance from 12 pm onwards by Nikhil Chopra interpreting the instructional drawing #797 by Sol LeWitt, the forefather of generative practices.

    The opening ceremony will take place at 6 pm.

    The exhibition will remain open to the public until 31 March 2024.

    For more information email: info@sgcfa.org or call us: + 91 93706 75100 and + 91 97678 64206


    Srinivas Mangipudi works in an expanded notion of drawing in multidisciplinary forms from painting to sound, performance, generative art programming and socially engaged projects. With a background in biomedical engineering and computer science, his work straddles arts-science research to probe and bring to surface, meaning and new understanding through the study of aesthetics, abstraction, heuristics and realtime compositional constructions. Generative painting with code forms a core area of his practice as abstraction is efficiently studied by developing algorithms that can support human endeavour. These computational constructions act as the poetic structure and research frameworks for developing the understanding of drawing/painting further and vice versa, vibrating back and forth as the process for work development.

    He is a recipient of Open Sessions Fellowship from The Drawing Center and Áprofundamento Fellowship from Parque Lage School of Visual Arts, along with receiving a commission to paint a 60x3 meters mural from Biblioteca Naçional de Brasil in Rio de Janeiro. His work has been part of various exhibitions and collaborations.