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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Anish Kapoor 's first exhibition in India  
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11/3/10 Posted 11/3/10

(Excerpt from 'Anish Kapoor takes his art to India' posted by Maev Kennedy on guardian.co.uk, Nov 2010. Found on http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2010/nov/03/anish-kapoor-india-delhi-exhibition) Turner prize-winning sculptor returns home for his first ever show in India. The Turner prize-winning sculptor Anish Kapoor is uncharacteristically nervous about his next project: his first ever exhibition in his native India. "A return is always going to be difficult – quite frightening,... [more]

Ravinder Reddy’s woman heads  
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7/22/10 Posted 7/22/10

(Excerpt from 'Art’s everywoman' posted  by Sanjukta Sharma on Indian Art News, June 2010. Found on http://indianartnews01.blogspot.com/2010/06/arts-everywoman-by-sanjukta-sharma_25.html) Indian sculpture and it's universal appeal. Why Ravinder Reddy’s woman heads became the iconic symbol of contemporary Indian art. There is an unabashed provinciality to artist Ravinder Reddy’s “woman heads”. Despite the exaggerated flourishes, such as the stunned expression in their eyes, the resplendent gol... [more]

88 The range of subjects that the artist deals with today is intriguing and relevant  
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Kanta Kishore Moharana at Ashok Art Gallery December 11th, 2009 - January 11th, 2010
Posted 12/20/09

Artists are exploring new media and techniques to convince the viewer in the present day. The range of subjects that the artist deals with today is intriguing and relevant. Indian art seems to have transformed from modesty to market and the journey has been interesting too. The turning points of art here depend heavily on the attitude of the artists and what we have noticed is the increase in the intellectual input with passing time. This has carried us forward from the agreement of the narratives in... [more]


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