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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]

20130515164724-cc01 A collage of histories and meanings at Jhaveri Contemporary  
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Group Show at Jhaveri Contemporary April 24th, 2013 - May 24th, 2013
Posted 5/20/13

  ‘Considering Collages’: a survey show of collages is exciting by definition because it’s a rare occurrence. Collages, especially the paper-and-glue  ( French ‘coller’ meaning ‘ to glue / to paste’) kinds,  which are often  playful experiments in forms, materials and contexts made from found objects,  tick exactly the wrong kind of boxes as far as the contemporary Indian art scene is concerned.But the post 1947 collagescape at Jhaveri Contemporary with 14 artists ( born between 1882 and 1976 ) from... [more]

20110705101832-sachin_jaltare Stars Of Andhra  
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Srinivas Chari, Ramesh Gorjala, laxma goud, Sachin Jaltare, Deepa Nath, Bala Bhakta Raju, Chippa Sudhakar, T.vaikuntam, Srinivas Tailor, Fawad Tamkanat, Gouri Vemula at Studio3 Art Gallery July 5th, 2011 - July 24th, 2011
Posted 5/4/13

Group Show Of Andhra was held on 5th July 2011 and was one of the good show Studio3 has shown.  [more]

Picture_1011_zoom Art Exhibition By Auction Artist - Badri Narayan  
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Badri Narayan at Studio3 Art Gallery November 10th, 2009 - December 10th, 2009
Posted 5/4/13

Art Exhibition By Auction Artist - Badri Narayan Born 1929  (Eminent Indian Artist, Illustrator, Author And Story-Teller) At Studio3 Art Gallery. Works Can Be Viewed Online On www.studio3india.com [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]

20130310051302-half-the-sky-invite_2 Never a doll moment - Time out, Bangalore  
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Barbara Ash at Five Forty Five March 8th, 2013 - March 29th, 2013
Posted 3/10/13

Barbara Ash’s recent collection of works challenges stereotypical ideas about women    2/2 "I think it’s depressing that girls are constantly surrounded by messages that are telling them they are not acceptable unless they follow this narrow orthodoxy,” said Barbara Ash, whose sculptures and drawings have strong roots in women’s struggle with the image centric world. “It marginalises the majority and puts a focus on superficial issues rather than in development... [more]

Ravi Kumar Kashi: On Our India Watchlist  
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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]

Sudarshan Shetty: On Our India Watchlist  
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12/17/11 Posted 12/17/11

(Image: Sudarshan Shetty, No Title (from Between the teacup and a sinking constellation), carved wood, motor mechanism,170cm x 158cm x 260cm, 2011;  © GALLERYSKE) Sudarshan Shetty (b.1961, Mangalore, India) Sudarshan Shetty’s use of furniture and containers is singular and their employment in defining and examining the various shades of everyday life and its sometimes extraordinary events, is particular to the finished nature of his works. By employing the simple device of skewing scale or... [more]

Datta Bansode: On Our India Watchlist  
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11/23/11 Posted 11/23/11

(Image: Datta Bansode, Untitled, Acrylic on canvas, 16 inches ; © Datta Bansode) Datta Bansode (b. 1969, Latur, Maharahstra, India) The intensity of Datta Bansode's politically aware paintings may be traced to his first encounters with art as a boy in Latur. Bansode's first teacher was the artist and Buddhist monk Jagtap Sur. Using hardboard and enamel paints, Sur painted portraits of Buddha, Gandhi, Nehru, and Shivaji in a vivid, realistic style. "He was my first guru," says Bansode, "a goo... [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]

Seema Kohli: On Our India Watchlist  
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8/27/11 Posted 8/27/11

(Image: Seema  Kohli, The Tree of Life-II,  24 inch x 24 inch, Mix media on Canvas, 2011; © Chawla Art Gallery) Seema Kohli (b. 1960, New Delhi, India) Born in 1960,Seema Kohli has created her own niche in the world of contemporary art. Her creative repertoire is eclectic, encompassing a wide range of mediums ranging from painting, murals and films to installations, sculptures and installation performances each a unique expression of her style. Her rendition of ‘Ouroborus’ for the India... [more]

Further Thougths on Polke's Methods and Materials  
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4/30/10 Posted 4/30/10

(Excerpt from "Sigmar Polke: Inscrutable master of the unexpected" by Carol Vogel, published in The New York Times, May 2007.  Found on http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/29/arts/29iht-29polke.5920181.html)   This New York Times article describes Polke's affection for arsnick and solitude.... Of all his work materials, arsenic is particularly precious to Sigmar Polke. So are lavender oil, meteor dust and flakes of gold and cinnabar, all of which he has incorporated into his paintings at one time or an... [more]


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