Sheba Chhachhi’s ‘The Water Diviner’, conceived in 2008 as a public art project at the Delhi Public Library, is a beautiful, immersive installation with video, books, light boxes, light and water. It draws on the symbolism and importance of water in Indian culture.
Underwater: A video still.
The installation is one of the 15 finalists—and the only one from India—at the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation’s Signature Art Prize 2011. It was picked from among 130 artworks from 24 Asia-Pacific countries and territories which were nominated for their “groundbreaking artistic insight and concept”. The finalists are vying for a Singapore dollars (S$) 45,000 (around Rs 17.08 lakh) Grand Prize, three Jurors’ Choice Awards (S$10,000 each) and a People’s Choice Award (S$10,000 each).
The finalists’ work will be on display at the Singapore Art Museum from 11 November-4 March. Winners will be announced on 17 November.
Voting for the People’s Choice Award opens today.
Visit www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/ signatureartprize to vote for Sheba Chhachhi.