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Avantika Bawa

20120813092951-maskarascaffolding2 Pipe Dreams and Drawings   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Avantika Bawa at Gallery Maskara August 9th, 2012 - September 13th, 2012
Posted 7/18/13

In an essay, social-cultural anthropologist Arjun Appadurai described the frenzy of building works in post-war Iraq as 'weapons of mass construction.' This could well describe the current situation in India. Artist Avantika Bawa uses the arsenal of evidence present in construction sites in Mumbai and Delhi, and brings the frenzy into the gallery. In her minimal gestures within the gallery, the frenzy is organised; soaring to Gallery Maskara's warehouse heights or just skimming the poured concrete... [more]

Maskara Local History, All Boxed Up   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
Avantika Bawa at Gallery Maskara November 3rd, 2009 - December 3rd, 2009
Posted 11/23/09

Avantika Bawa is not interested in the identity crises and subjective introspection found in most of the contemporary art seen around Mumbai these days. Along with the show’s curator, Abhay Maskara, she has envisioned something particular to the large warehouse space of Gallery Maskara. The show, Mathesis: dub dub dub, offers a conceptual excavation of the gallery building and its history.  Bawa, who lives and works in both Atlanta, Georgia and New Delhi, has a keen awareness of space, which clearl... [more]

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