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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]

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]

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]

20130715071728-inverted_search_for_immortality_by_mukesh_sharma__pic_courtesy_chintan_upadhyay Artist Mukesh Sharma reviews by Dr. Seema Bawa, The Asian Age, New Delhi, Aug 15, 2013  
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Mukesh Sharma at 105, Behind Sector D-2, in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi July 24th, 2013 - August 24th, 2013
Posted 8/24/13

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]

20130715071728-inverted_search_for_immortality_by_mukesh_sharma__pic_courtesy_chintan_upadhyay Artist Mukesh Sharma Features by Shahnaz Siganporia of TimeOut in its edition August 2-15 2013, New Delhi  
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Mukesh Sharma at 105, Behind Sector D-2, in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi July 24th, 2013 - August 24th, 2013
Posted 8/24/13

Live wiring Mukesh Sharma’s exhibition explores our conflicted relationship with technology. His artworks are mostly made from tech waste, reports Time Out A muddy road leads to a decrepit shanty, there are a few cars and bikes parked nearby; a few labourers are at work and a stray dog or two are napping. The shanty’s door is ajar, tiny bursts of colour can be gleaned on the walls and a little cooler whirrs in the corner. Unlike its neighbours, it isn’t a makeshi... [more]

20130715071728-inverted_search_for_immortality_by_mukesh_sharma__pic_courtesy_chintan_upadhyay Artist Mukesh Sharma - This art is no junk features by Aakriti Sawhney, Hindustan Times New Delhi, July 24, 2013  
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Mukesh Sharma at 105, Behind Sector D-2, in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi July 24th, 2013 - August 24th, 2013
Posted 8/24/13

Last year, at the India Art Fair, artist Mukesh Sharma displayed two very interesting paintings. Titled — Anarkali Disco Chali and Hello Honey Bunny, the mix media canvases had computer keys pasted on them in a circular motion, depicting the influence of technology in our lives. Continuing with the same concept, Sharma now has worked on a site-specific art project — A Terabyte-ing Serpentine that opened in the Capital yesterday, and is curated by Unnati Singh. A huge tree hangs inver... [more]

20130715071728-inverted_search_for_immortality_by_mukesh_sharma__pic_courtesy_chintan_upadhyay Artist Mukesh Sharma features by Vandana Kalra-leading columnist of The Indian Express, New Delhi, Jul 17 2013  
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Mukesh Sharma at 105, Behind Sector D-2, in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi July 24th, 2013 - August 24th, 2013
Posted 8/24/13

It's a strange merger between nature and technology — a world where computer monitors act as planters and computer keys sprout from branches. "We are enslaved by technology and the simple keyboard button is taking over our lives. Rapid technology change and its outpourings alter the aesthetics of a society. In this context, it is becoming increasingly important for me as an artist to synthesise global visuals into a local vocabulary," says the work's creator Mukesh Sharma. The postgra... [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]

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]

Sharmila Samant: On Our India Watchlist  
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11/10/11 Posted 11/10/11

(Image: Sharmila Samant; Chandelier, 2011, h: 70 x w: 144 x d: 144 cm; © Art & Public) Sharmila Samant (b. 1967, Mumbai, India)Sharmila Samant is a leading contemporary Indian artist living and working in Mumbai. Samant uses a multi-disciplinary approach, such as photography, installation and video. She is also co-founder of an activist art collective called “Open Circle” that has organized numerous exhibitions, workshops and screening events. As an individual artist, she deals with issues of loc... [more]

Vibha Galhotra: On Our India Watchlist  
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10/14/11 Posted 10/14/11

(Image: Vibha Galhotra, Untitled (Veil), 2011, nickel coated gungroos (trinklets) and fabric, and pu coat, 82 x 53 inches; © Jack Shainman Gallery) Vibha Galhotra (b. 1978, Chandigarh, India) Vibha Galhotra’s art is largely about ‘recoding’. It involves recoding at several levels, between the artist and the work. The process leads to decoding of a thought into a representation; between the work and the material, wherein form is recoded to subtle sensory perception and texture, and of the ‘said or c... [more]

20111111012611-5_seconds_later_prints Body/ No Body: Yardena Kurulkar’s Homage to Impermanence  
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Yardena Kurulkar at Gallery BMB August 11th, 2011 - September 7th, 2011
Posted 11/17/11

Death is a Dialogue between The Spirit and the Dust. "Dissolve" says Death—The Spirit "Sir I have another Trust"—  Death doubts it—Argues from the Ground— The Spirit turns away Just laying off for evidence An Overcoat of Clay.  - Emily Dickinson  Throughout the course of art history, an artist appears with a quest to reinforce the connection between art and life, between the relentless and the ephemeral, between general philosophies and personal interpretations. Yardena Kurulkar is one such artist,... [more]

International_residencyl_001 Beware of Losing your Way  
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Zenita Komad at The Loft At Lower Parel January 11th, 2010 - January 31st, 2010
Posted 1/27/10

  Raw, filial, erotic, curious and conceptual are words that might reveal the depth of Zenita Komad’s art—but only in the morphology and movement of the letters themselves. Here is a space where all your expectations will disprove themselves; where your mind and body will fuse and play tricks on your sense of time and space. You enter THE LOFT, (where Zenita’s work is displayed as part of a residency sponsored by The Fuschia Tree),  and everything appears “inside-out”. You pass ‘drawings’ of Ze... [more]

Adity sowing seeds (international artist village camp)2009  
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Maria Rebecca Ballestra, vagaram choudhary, Chiman dangi, Bhupat dudi, Corina Gertz, Judit Hettema, Aditi Kulkarni, Lucrecia Pittaro, Rajesh pullawar, Yamauchi Terue at Village Sar December 12th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Posted 2/21/10

An international artist workshop was organized at Sar village, 35 kilometers from Jodhpur from 12th to 22nd December 2009. There were 12 participants, from India and abroad. The 10-day workshop comprised of interacting and conducting workshops with villagers, displaying the creative talents by using available raw materials from the village and creating their own work of art.Different project topics were selected by the artists such as a study enabling the use of colour and textiles in this dry an... [more]


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