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20140804080203-frieze_review_tagore_image Entry for Frieze Writers' Prize 2013  
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Rabindranath Tagore at National Gallery of Modern Art - NGMA Mumbai April 19th, 2013 - July 15th, 2013
Posted 8/4/14

The total oeuvre of more than two thousand drawings and paintings were literally Rabindranath Tagore’s last harvest. Dated between 1928 to 1941, created by a man consumed, they are unlike anything else bearing his name, which would turn out to be their undoing. Disenchanted with being turned into an institute back home and a mystic world over, troubled by failing health and thoroughly shaken by the goings on in the family, the nation and the world, painting was both Tagore’s last roar an... [more]

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]

20140326233304-00120140327 NGMA and the Amrita Sher-Gill retrospective  
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Amrita Sher-Gil at National Gallery Of Modern Art - NGMA Bengaluru March 30th - April 30th
Posted 4/15/14

Let me start with a small proviso which may get me booted out of your reading list. I saw the exhibition at the NGMA in New Delhi. However, given my views on the Bangalore NGMA (http://dillikidiva24.blogspot.in/2012/12/name-that-city.html), I'm pretty sure the exhibition will be similiar. ah well, here goes nothing.. If theres one painter from India people have heard of, chances are that it's Amrita Sher-Gill. She lived for only 28 years (1913- 1941) across two continents in four countries, was famous for her personal life (... [more]


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