Photographs by Katarina Weslien Curated by Nandita Raman riktata [emptiness] “Recognition is famously a passage from ignorance to knowledge. To recognize, then, is not the same as an initial introduction. Nor does recognition require an exchange of words: more often than not we recognize mutely. And to recognize is by no means to understand that which meets the eye; comprehension need play no part in the moment of recognition. The most important element of the word recognize thus lies in its first syllable, which harks back to something prior, an already existing awareness that makes possible the passage from ignorance to knowledge; a moment of recognition occurs when a prior awareness flashes before us, effecting an instant change in our understanding of that which is beheld.” - Amitav Gosh-
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