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20120604130310-mmah_005 A Building Sonata   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Madan Mahatta at PHOTOINK April 26th, 2012 - August 11th, 2012
Posted 6/4/12

A square, aerial shot of the Escorts factory at the city’s outskirts opens the photographic narrative of Delhi, chronicling its period of high modernism from the 1950s - 1980s by Madan Mahatta, one of Delhi’s earliest professional photographers. After studying photography in England, Mahatta returned home to join his family-run studio, Mahatta & Co, in New Delhi’s Connaught Place in 1954. His proximity to artists and architects gave him a ringside view of the changes that swept Delhi in the wake... [more]

20101025232427-2 Vyarawalla Brought to Light   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Homai Vyarawalla at National Gallery of Modern Art - NGMA Delhi August 27th, 2010 - October 31st, 2010
Posted 10/25/10

Considering its ability to record and bear witness with the greatest perceived fidelity, the photograph has been the natural choice to document history since its inception. The press photograph, in particular, has always been seen as the essential historical document. An ongoing exhibition in National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi, is showcasing the photographs of Homai Vyarawala, a press photographer of undeniable value. The show documents a changing India from the 1930s through the turbul... [more]

Maharashtra A Touch of Faith   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Fawzan Husain at Gallery Art Motif March 5th, 2010 - March 14th, 2010
Posted 3/9/10

Like cricket, religion and faith in India is a national obsession; it's ubiquitous, makes the country tick and refuses to go away. Religious faith dictates a lot of private and public behaviour in India, and along with poverty, has been an immensely photographed subject. From hip, young, urban Indians to unpretentious ruralfolk, almost everyone believes.To tackle the weighty topic of ‘faith’ across the length and breadth of a country filled with myriad intersecting, opposing religions in incr... [more]

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Posted 2/1/10

    The Doorway, solo performance art by Jyoti DograEnglish, Hindi, Punjabi, non-verbal, 75 minsat Bharat Rang Mahotsav, National School of Drama, New Delhi7th January 2010In a bare darkened hall, only a metal doorpost at the far end is lit, its frames glinting, and from somewhere behind it in the dark come shuffling, animal sounds. Muffled, confused and interspersed with gibberish, it sounds like a bewildered, trapped creature as the performer steps into the light and moves under the bar of the... [more]

46529s1 A Photogenic Past   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
at National Gallery of Modern Art - NGMA Delhi December 24th, 2009 - January 31st, 2010
Posted 1/25/10

The ongoing photographic exhibition, Bhutan: An Eye to History, brings this small mountainous neighbour of India into focus. The exhibition, organised jointly by the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Indo-Bhutan Foundation, traces the photographic history of Bhutan, presenting over 80 photographs exhibited publicly for the first time.Divided into three sections, the show opens with modern digital photography by Bhutan’s current monarch and evident photography enthusiast.  The second portion f... [more]

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