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20140528222250-00220140529 CIRCUMAMBULATING MELANCHOLY FROM INSIDE OUT  
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Naveen Kumar A, Lokesh B. H., Aishwaryan K, Mohan Kumar T. at Gallery Sumukha - Bangalore May 24th - June 21st
Posted 6/4/14

The artists have constructed a ritualistic way to make viewers encounter their collective pursuit. At the origin of the circumambulation is Lokesh B H’s colourful melancholy. A sense of deprivation is narrated, busses and people traveling in these busses have colour but the airplane is just not functional; it does not have a door or window. A cat is hunting for a fish bigger than its mouth. There is no center to most of the compositions instead is a synecdoche; when the center is painted... [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]

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]

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]

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]

20101229190107-00220101230 "War and Forgiveness" review by Marta Jakimowicz for Deccan Herald  
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Ryan Lobo at Tasveer - Bangalore February 4th, 2011 - March 11th, 2011
Posted 3/18/11

Art review. Marta Jakimowicz The normalcy of violence Ryan Lobo's "War and Forgiveness" at Tasveer (February 28 to March 19) neither documents the suffering and ravages of armed conflict nor conjures spectacular metaphors of it. Instead, it takes an unusually calm, both close and distanced, look at common places and situations of the everyday to discover how life copes with violence, destruction and poverty. The prevailing sense of normalcy seems to suggest at the s... [more]

India Art Summit™ 3rd Edition 20 - 23, January 2011  
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1/6/11 Posted 1/6/11

(Excerpt from 'IAS ART FAIR' posted on India Art Summit website. Found on http://www.indiaartsummit.com/artfair.aspx) Come experience India's Modern and Contemporary Art Fair. The 3rd edition of the India Art Summit™ will represent the best of Indian Modern and Contemporary Art and provide a unique opportunity for international art to be received by a large and discerning art audience. 84 galleries will participate in the General Exhibition Section and the newly launched Solo Projects Sect... [more]


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