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Navjot Altaf

Sylvia_winkler___stephan_koeperl_ppp Black Transport   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Navjot Altaf, Sheba Chhachhi, Sohei Iwata, Namrata Mehta, Aliya Pabani, Tejas Pande, Andrea Polli, Chuck Varga at KHOJ International Artists' Association April 9th, 2010 - April 16th, 2010
Posted 4/19/10

        The creativity of auto drivers, rickshaw pullers, truckers, and trolley carriers is born in the waiting time that constitutes the transportation industry. In between jobs, they adorn their vehicles with painted images of gods and superstitious objects like lemon and chilies to ward off evil, with chips and toffee wrappers to add color, and with advertisements, till their vehicle by day, and often their place of rest at night, is their own. Filled with color and a renewed hope amidst the c... [more]

30-fully A Tale of Two Cities   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Navjot Altaf at The Guild Art Gallery February 18th, 2010 - April 5th, 2010
Posted 4/5/10

      Navot Altaf's exhibition, “A Place in New York,” at first indicates physical spaces: roads, crossings, waterways, parks, bridges, subways, restaurants, museums.  But each photograph of such places is juxtaposed with another identical one, featuring a person of any age, race or class superimposed onto it. The photographs are manifestly ‘digital’, manipulated to effect a ‘negative’: the dualities of night and day, a photograph and a non-photograph, of spaces and of culture, and finally of Mumb... [more]

Testimony Contemporary Art from India   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Ravi Agarwal, Navjot Altaf, Pablo Bartholomew, Atul Bhalla, Shahid Datawala, Anita Dube, Gauri Gill, Shilpa Gupta, Sunil Gupta, Samar and Vijay Jodha, Ranbir Kaleka, Jitish Kallat, Sonia Khurana, Shantanu Lodh, vish math, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Pushpamala N., Ram Rahman, Raghu Rai, Gigi Scaria, Tejal Shah, Raghubir Singh, Vivan Sundaram, Surekha, Manish Swarup, Vivek Vilasini, Rajesh Vora at Minneapolis Institute of Arts October 26th, 2008 - January 18th, 2009
Posted 1/9/09

This is the last week to see the traveling exhibition “India: Public Places, Private Spaces” at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, organized by the Newark Art Museum.  While the Indian stock market has heated up in recent years so has their contemporary art market, leaving many of us to learn about the work garnering so much attention only through periodicals or the web.  This exhibition is a timely remedy to that problem, bringing new art from India to the other side of the world, to the United St... [more]

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