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

Published in, 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]

20130127150404-rise-and-shine Me, etc. : Narcissicon by Kiran Subbaiah  
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]

Showcase Winner: Nihaal Faizal  
6/28/12 Posted 6/28/12

(Image: Nihaal Faizal, Untitled, 2012, Photo Montage, 4 x 3 feet ; © Nihaal Faizal)   Nihaal Faizal (b. 1994) My work for the last three years has dealt with the same questions and concerns - those of freedom, security and power but in different situations and contexts as diverse as the city as an entity to childhood. It has dealt with the effects of power on freedom and the security power brings. It has also dealt with the experiences of security and the paradoxes associated with freedom. ... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Indrajit Khambe  
6/7/12 Posted 6/7/12

(Image: Indrajit Khambe, let me try, 2011, photo print, 24 x 36 inches; © Indrajit Khambe) Indrajit Khambe (b. 1981, India) Now days, the biggest treat in Indian society is the gap between rich and poor. In 1992 India made there economy open for the world. No doubt about this fact that this open economy policy brought  a lot of financial opportunities for Indian society. But fact was that the only middle class of India was capable at that time to grab these opportunities. The result of th... [more]

Atul Bhalla: On Our India Watchlist  
3/1/12 Posted 3/1/12

(Image: Atul Bhalla, Untitled, 36" x 54" ; © Atul Bhalla) Atul Bhalla (b. 1964, New Delhi, India) Delhi-based Atul Bhalla is known for his sustained preoccupation with the eco-politics of water, which forms the basis for his diverse practice. Questioning the distribution, regulation, commodification and pollution of water, Bhalla has over the years explored its physical, historical, spiritual and political significance in relation to the population of New Delhi, his home city. Some describe Bhalla as... [more]

Clare Arni: On Our India Watchlist  
1/31/12 Posted 1/31/12

(Image: Clare Arni, Travel series; © Clare Arni) Clare Arni (b. 1962, Scotland) Clare Arni's career in photography began by focusing on fashion photography but she now works as an architectural and documentary photographer. Arni’s work encompasses architecture, travel, social documentary and cultural heritage. In her solo photographic books, she has documented the history of the architecture of Benares, the palaces of the Deccan, the recent excavations of Hampi, the capital of the Vijaynagar Em... [more]

Ravi Kumar Kashi: On Our India Watchlist  
1/13/12 Posted 1/13/12

(Image: Ravi Kumar Kashi, Ideas For Preserving Bapu (RKK1), Archival Inkjet Printing On Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Archival Paper, 22" x 33" each, set of 20, edition of 5, 2011; © Exhibit 320) Ravi Kumar Kashi (b. 1968, Bangalore, India) ‘Ravikumar Kashi’s  deconstruction of familiar images demands the rethinking  of representation. It further stresses the ambivalence or hybridity that characterises the site of juxtaposition: a liminal space in which different meanings are articulated and may a... [more]

Ravi Agarwal: On Our India Watchlist  
3/26/11 Posted 3/26/11

(Image: Ravi Agarwal, After the Flood, 2011;© Ravi Agarwal) Ravi Agarwal is an artist, environmental activist, writer and curator. He has pursued an art practice integrally with his other pursuits. He is the founder of the well known Indian NGO Toxics Link and has been internationally awarded for his work. His earlier work, in the documentary oeuvre, encompasses ‘nature’, ‘work,’ ‘labour,’ and the ‘street,’ while more recent work has been traversing questions of the self and ecolo... [more]

Baiju Parthan: On Our India Watchlist  
1/19/11 Posted 1/19/11

(Image: Baiju Parthan ,Terms and Conditions - 6 , 44.00 x 42.00 in , Acrylic on Arches paper, 2005; © Baiju Parthan) Baiju Parthan's motifs come from contemporary society. His multi-layered renditions whether they are paintings, prints or new media installations depict spiritual emblems reverberating against the more mundane manifestations of commodity culture. They probe the nebulous relationship between profane and sacred, appearance and reality. Born in Kerala, Baiju Parthan studied paintin... [more]

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