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20160216181744-alakananda_nag_s Working with available light: re-developing a boxful of found photographs  
Sunandini Banerjee, Aditya Basak, Mamata Basak, Swarna Chitrakar, Sanjeet Chowdhury, Chhatrapati Dutta, Alakananda Nag, Prabir C Purkayastha, Amritah Sen, Sarbajit Sen, Alan Teller, Jerri Zbiral at Indira Gandhi National Centre for The Arts, New Delhi January 11th - January 31st
Posted 2/16/16

Found objects have always been secret allies for visual artists. They are stumbled upon and acquired, magpie-like, because of a private vision of “intrinsic interest,” to be teased out and made concrete later. Found photographs, too, have long since found their place inside artists’ private wunderkammern. Following the Box, an exhibition of a particularly curious origin now on view at the Indian Museum, Kolkata, brings the aesthetic power of found photographs front and center. http:/... [more]

20150713144936-being_man_2 Being Man: An Indexical History  
Rameshwar Broota at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art October 14th, 2014 - March 1st, 2015
Posted 7/13/15

Published in Art India Magazine Sourav Roy responds to Rameshwar Broota’s multi-generic journey over the last fifty years. Rameshwar Broota. Metamorphosis VI. Oil on canvas. 1986. Images courtesy Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi. Contemporary art discourse constantly refers to the male gaze as it stays trained on a female body: longing, projecting, mapping, invading. But when the male gaze turns inwards, towards its host male body, not... [more]

Zakkir Hussain at Galleryske - Bangalore January 17th, 2015 - February 27th, 2015
Posted 1/21/15

Zakir Hussain’s latest works at Gallery SKE in Bangalore is a wonderful presentation of works to understand that originality can only be claimed as an unclaimed, seen as the other in the final omnipresent grand narrative of itself. The claim to originality that his works make in the beginning is by having a title ‘no title’. This is very interesting as the self proclamation of having no title negates the presence of the trace of the past. If there is any coincide... [more]

20140507103144-002 Surface Tension  
Ayesha Sultana at EXPERIMENTER May 9th, 2014 - June 26th, 2014
Posted 8/21/14

Published in Acts of drawing are sometimes summed up as dirtying the paper delicately,1 but Ayesha Sultana’s drawings in Outside the field of view, her first solo at Experimenter, Kolkata, mounted from the 9th of May to the 26th of June, are anything but delicate. Sultana ‘dirties’ the paper vigorously and obsessively, while reining in her mark-marking within perfectly geometric shapes. Nine graphite drawings of various si... [more]

20131212080534-reversedperspective_sg_e_invite Landscape as a Verb  
Sanchayan Ghosh at EXPERIMENTER December 13th, 2013 - February 8th, 2014
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]

20130523205800-demolition_series Making peace with chaos: Demolition Series by Bijoy Jain  
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 its... [more]

20130925093032-photo0367 How many solos does it take to make a group show?  
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  
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 ) f... [more]

20110705101832-sachin_jaltare Stars Of Andhra  
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  
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 [more]

20130423102043-parul_thacker_2 Parul Thacker and an exercise in digital meaning-making  
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... [more]

20130310051302-half-the-sky-invite_2 Never a doll moment - Time out, Bangalore  
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 of personal goals a... [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 also take... [more]

Sudarshan Shetty: On Our India Watchlist  
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  
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 good tea... [more]

Sharmila Samant: On Our India Watchlist  
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 local identity in the... [more]

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