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20140804080203-frieze_review_tagore_image Entry for Frieze Writers' Prize 2013  
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Rabindranath Tagore at National Gallery of Modern Art - NGMA Mumbai April 19th, 2013 - July 15th, 2013
Posted 8/4/14

The total oeuvre of more than two thousand drawings and paintings were literally Rabindranath Tagore’s last harvest. Dated between 1928 to 1941, created by a man consumed, they are unlike anything else bearing his name, which would turn out to be their undoing. Disenchanted with being turned into an institute back home and a mystic world over, troubled by failing health and thoroughly shaken by the goings on in the family, the nation and the world, painting was both Tagore’s last roar an... [more]

20131212080534-reversedperspective_sg_e_invite Landscape as a Verb  
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Sanchayan Ghosh at EXPERIMENTER December 13th, 2013 - February 8th
Posted 2/16/14

Published in http://www.artindiamag.com/quarter_02_02_14/index.html, Page 27 In Sanchayan Ghosh’s second solo at Experimenter, Kolkata, Reversed Perspective: 3 Conjunctions, from the 13th of December to the 8th of February, the viewer can chart his or her course in many ways, both physically and mentally.The landscape of Birbhum is deconstructed and re-imagined via a wooden truss studded with red LEDs; there are dropdowns marked with images of Blossom Theatre, the artist’s ongoing... [more]

20130923070850-5 Dark Matter Hits White Cube: Excavating India’s Coal Miners  
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Prabhakar Pachpute at EXPERIMENTER September 28th, 2013 - September 28th, 2013
Posted 11/27/13

http://hyperallergic.com/91996/dark-matter-hits-white-cube-excavating-indias-coal-miners/ [more]

20130523205800-demolition_series Making peace with chaos: Demolition Series by Bijoy Jain  
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Bijoy Jain at Chemould Prescott Road May 31st, 2013 - July 30th, 2013
Posted 11/17/13

In Built to Kill, a short story by Venetian author Tiziano Scarpa, the protagonist is a frustrated architect from Venice. He feels so utterly constrained by the city’s architectural mandates to preserve a tourist-trapping golden past, that he starts killing tourists. Only he makes the murders look like suicides induced by Stendhal Syndrome, a psychosomatic disorder brought upon by an overdose of Renaissance beauty. A desperate attempt to prove that an urban space that doesn’t allow itself... [more]

20130320083516-untitled_2012_indian_ink_on_the_pages_from_the_century_dictionary William Kentridge at Volte, Mumbai : The Magical Art History Mystery Tour  
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William Kentridge at Volte Mumbai February 5th, 2013 - April 5th, 2013
Posted 11/4/13

“There lived a redheaded man who had no eyes or ears. He didn’t have hair either, so he was called a redhead arbitrarily. He couldn’t talk because he had no mouth. He had no nose either. He didn’t even have arms or legs. He had no stomach, he had no back, he had no spine, and he had no innards at all. He didn’t have anything. So we don’t even know who we’re talking about. It’s better that we don’t talk about him any more.” - Daniil Kh... [more]

20130925093032-photo0367 How many solos does it take to make a group show?  
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SUNRITA BASU, Ritarupa Bhattacharya, Moumita Sarkar Das, Shibashish Das, Ratnadeep Deb, Somava Dutta, Sweta Haldar, Souvik Roy at Birla Academy of Art & Culture September 24th, 2013 - September 29th, 2013
Posted 9/25/13

After the first quick round of Art Synthesis, the eyes quickly bookmark certain works and artists for the latter, slower rounds but the mind, hungry for a single thread of narrative, doesn't find any. On contemplation, that turns out to be the mind's problem, not the artists'. So used our minds are with picking up a curator's text on entrance and viewing the entire exhibition through that lense, that they suddenly feel ill-at-ease when they have to be the meaningmakers themselves. It turns out tha... [more]

20130515164724-cc01 A collage of histories and meanings at Jhaveri Contemporary  
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Group Show at Jhaveri Contemporary April 24th, 2013 - May 24th, 2013
Posted 5/20/13

  ‘Considering Collages’: a survey show of collages is exciting by definition because it’s a rare occurrence. Collages, especially the paper-and-glue  ( French ‘coller’ meaning ‘ to glue / to paste’) kinds,  which are often  playful experiments in forms, materials and contexts made from found objects,  tick exactly the wrong kind of boxes as far as the contemporary Indian art scene is concerned.But the post 1947 collagescape at Jhaveri Contemporary with 14 artists ( born between 1882 and 1976 ) from... [more]

20130423102043-parul_thacker_2 Parul Thacker and an exercise in digital meaning-making  
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Parul Thacker at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke March 19th, 2013 - April 29th, 2013
Posted 4/28/13

After a visit to the wonderland of forms that’s Parul Thacker’s first solo at Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, the whole process of meaning-making ( of contemporary art) is bound to come under fresh scrutiny. All the available texts on the artist and her works, struggle to put her into a context, and visibly strain to find a broader theme beyond the striking yet enigmatic forms. And it’s not hard to see why. Her background is unconventional (Bachelor’s in textile design at Sophia Polytechnic Mumbai, then a course in surface ornamentation a... [more]

20130127150404-rise-and-shine Me, etc. : Narcissicon by Kiran Subbaiah  
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Kiran Subbaiah at Chatterjee & Lal Gallery December 21st, 2012 - February 9th, 2013
Posted 4/14/13

Kiran Subbaiah wanted to kill himself in Suicide Note (2006) because that’s the way truly famous people rolled, according to him. While viewing Narcissicon (2012), it seemed that he had made a miserable botch of a suicide. Because this time, his selves have multiplied, taken up residence together and freely borrow clothes from each other, get into scuffles, stabbings and passive-aggressive arguments. Kiran Subbaiah, a contemporary artist based in Bengaluru has been delighting and provok... [more]

20130331144659-01_a_fantastic_legacy_early_bombay_photography__from_1840_to_1900_by_various_galerie_max_mueller The Racer vs.The Flaneur at the Focus Photography Festival Mumbai 2013  
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at Across Mumbai March 13th, 2013 - March 27th, 2013
Posted 4/7/13

“Life is a game of minutes”-  Rob, Competitor, The Amazing Race, Season 1 “...that essentially Gallic individual, the deliberately aimless pedestrian, unencumbered by any obligation or sense of urgency, who, being French and therefore frugal, wastes nothing, including his time which he spends with the leisurely discrimination of a gourmet, savoring the multiple flavors of his city.” - Cornelia Otis Skinner on flâneurs If a flâneur ever meets an Amazing Racer,  they probably won’t  have much to... [more]

20130325074356-5_homepage_image Breath by Shirazeh Houshiary at Jhaveri Contemporary : A Review  
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Shirazeh Houshiary at Jhaveri Contemporary February 26th, 2013 - March 23rd, 2013
Posted 3/31/13

Being overtly spiritual doesn’t seem to be the norm  in the contemporary art world. It’s amusing, considering that contemporary  art world is more or less a faith-based system that combines ‘an uneasy godlessness with a religious memory’1: the  cult of a faithful few, visiting hallowed premises of esoteric objects, where meanings are made and unmade by the high priests of scholarship. Thoughts like these are bound to cross one’s mind when one is en route to the first Indian solo exhibition of Sh... [more]

20130325072830-eye_etc_1b eye, etc. by Anita Dube: A review  
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Anita Dube at Lakeeren Art Gallery January 10th, 2013 - March 27th, 2013
Posted 3/28/13

It’s an understatement that Anita Dube is a mistress of metonymy. Even the fact that  she lifts and airdrops the viewer  in  the uneasy boundaries of thoughts and things, is also routine by now. Yet, while marvelling at the  Lakeeren show of five installations made with ceramic votive eyes, one can’t but state the obvious. What’s not obvious is  that, in spite of experimenting with these ready-mades since the late 1990s,  she still inspires a fresh pair of eyes. All five works on display are made w... [more]

20130306090025-005 How public is Public Art? A review of ZegnArt / Public India Show  
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Alwar Balasubramaniam, Atul Bhalla, Sakshi Gupta, Reena Saini Kallat, Srinivasa Prasad, Gigi Scaria, Hema Upadhyay at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum March 2nd, 2013 - May 15th, 2013
Posted 3/12/13

Visitors to Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum Mumbai this summer will be confronted by the vision of a giant cobweb made up of oversized rubber stamps on its prim Palladian facade. Though it bears the name of Reena Saini Kallat as the creator, imaginative children might look around for an escapee giant spider from the neighbouring zoo.  This public work of art, Untitled (Cobweb / Crossings), is a collaboration between ZegnArt / Public, an initiative of the Italian Fashion Major Ermenegildo Zegna, and th... [more]

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