Chonat is back in the Capital with his first solo exhibition titled “All Sunsets are Sunsets”, where he has addressed the contemporary form of global tourism taking a commercial turn as compared to the old fashioned idea of travel. The title of the exhibition has been inspired from Portuguese writer and poet Fernando Pessoa’s couplet where he has talked about sunsets being the same everywhere. It was during his research on various writings on tourism that he came across the writer, who extensively wrote and criticised organised travel for the elite. Chonat says, “Nowadays, travel has become a mark of status. Someone who travels a lot is thought of being more happening as compared to someone who doesn’t travel and is usually looked down upon.”
In his work Emerald, a white swing made of fur poses perfectly with the sea painted on the wall in the background, almost resembling the pictures that one sees in tourist package advertisements. He says, “I have tried
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