Let me start with a small proviso which may get me booted out of your reading list. I saw the exhibition at the NGMA in New Delhi. However, given my views on the Bangalore NGMA (http://dillikidiva24.blogspot.in/2012/12/name-that-city.html), I'm pretty sure the exhibition will be similiar.
ah well, here goes nothing..
If theres one painter from India people have heard of, chances are that it's Amrita Sher-Gill. She lived for only 28 years (1913- 1941) across two continents in four countries, was famous for her personal life (... [more]
In Deep Sleep, Srinivasa Prasad journeys back to the memories of childhood and the subconscious to create work that is playful, engaging and interactive. Employing discarded, found, retired, reused and readymade objects Prasad creates works across the media of sculpture and installation, video and photography. Continuing his exploration of ritual, Prasad infuses his work with elements of performance. The eponymous work in the show is a black tent constructed of mosquito nets, hung from the ceilin... [more]
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]
To commemorate 100 years of Word War 1, we are pleased to announce artist Priyanka Choudhary’s fourth solo show titled 1914 - 2014 at Gallery Maskara.
From Titian to today, war and the aftermath of war has always found its way into art and art history. The year 2014 is of particular significance as it is the centenary year of World War 1. It was a moment that forever changed the geo-political and economic landscape of the 20th century and had a catalytic effect on India's struggle for In... [more]
congrats! by Prasanto Acharjee Prasanta Acharjee, Nitai Das, Shibshankar Das, Kavita Chopra Dikshit, Rupali Roy, Arun Sen, Nabendu Sengupta at Academy of Fine Arts
December 3rd, 2013 - December 9th, 2013
Art Musings proudly presents a solo exhibition of Kerala based artist Gopikrishna featuring paintings in oil and watercolour. A consummate storyteller, Gopikrishna peoples his universe with myriad creatures and characters, each conveying their own subtle wisdom. His paintings appear as though they were pages from a book of fairytales. In his surrealistic canvas, one can witness the ordinary and the impossible, unity and solitude, illumination and darkness.
About the works, says Gopikrishna, &l... [more]
Lives and works in: New DelhiWebsite: http://www.sabahasan.comTo purchase contact: Saba Hasan
A prominent contemporary artist, Saba has been making significant contributions in the realm of abstract art both in technique and concepts in over 18 years of practice.
She has successfully developed her own visual alphabet using non-traditional materials like, plaster, sand, leaves, nails, Urdu text, books and sound to create works which are imbued with meanings. Her phi... [more]
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]
“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]
Experimenter in collaboration with the Clark House Initiative presents The Land Eaters, Prabhakar Pachpute’s first solo in Kolkata. Through a new body of work, Pachpute continues to explore his interest in labor ethics, economic exploitation, unequal social development and land politics.
Pachpute belongs to a family with a three-generation history as miners in Chandrapur, Maharashtra, in one of the country’s oldest mines located within a land, that has over the years, born the brunt o... [more]
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]
One usually associates the intention of any art produced with the intention of being exhibited in a gallery, museum and public space such as a mall or a street.
Studio and site specific art is a brave and relatively new and rarer concept that is still in a more experimental stage since they have limited viewership and still more restricted marketability. Mukesh Sharma’s latest works have been done in his studio in the back lanes of Vasant Kunj area of Delhi in two rooms of his studi... [more]