ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Amshu M.S., Priya Sen, Sumangala Damodaran, Tina Schouw, Malika Ndlovu, Bernard Akoi Jackson, Ethiraj Gabriel Dattatreyan, Juan Orrantia, Insurrections Ensemble - KHOJ International Artists' Association - August 28th 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">Khoj International Artists' Association presents the Open Studio day of 'Coriolis Effect: Currents across India and Africa'. <br /> <br /> 'Coriolis Effect: Currents across India and Africa' is a 4 week international residency project, hosted at Khoj in 2015. This program invites artists and creative practitioners to explore the resonance of the social, cultural, historical and physical exchange that has continued between India and African states from the 13th century onward. <br /> <br /> In its' first ever iteration as a formal residency project, Coriolis Effect has brought together a diverse group of practitioners who unfolded their personal narratives of imaginations across India and Africa, or woven new stories and questions around notions of identity, race, nationhood, memory and belonging. The open studio day will feature video and sound pieces by Gabriel Ethiraj Dattatreyan, photographic installation by Juan Orrantia, multi-media installation by performance artist Bernard Akoi Jackson, video installations by Amshu Chukki, and a live musical - poetry performance by the Insurrections Ensemble group ( Priya Sen, Malika Ndlovu, Tina Schouw, Ahsan Ali, Sumangala Damodaran and others). <br /> <br /> For more information about this project, or to read the artists' detailed biographies, please visit <a href="" rel="nofollow nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:29:57 +0000 Abir Karmakar, Sunil Padwal, Unnikrishnan C. - GALLERYSKE - New Delhi - September 3rd 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: justify;">GALLERYSKE New Delhi is pleased to present Intertwined Plasticity by Sunil Padwal, Follow Piece by Abir Karmakar and Brick Wall Diary by Unnikrishnan C.<br /> <br /> Intertwined Plasticity by Sunil Padwal is a work in three segments that draws on the past and present to mingle personal perspectives with reality of the present day. Working like a memory palimpsest, the drawings by Padwal oscillate between abstraction and clarity, with an underlying sensitive vocabulary. Rendered in intensively fine lines, the works possess a striking graphic immediacy. The drawings enact an assemblage of unspoken thoughts in multiple layers.<br /> <br /> <br /> Follow Piece by Abir Karmakar is a series of paintings dealing with issues of voyeurism and privacy. Alluding to Vito Acconci&rsquo;s performance art piece, titled &lsquo;Following Piece&rsquo; (1969), Karmakar proposes a moment of hyper voyeurism in the post-internet age that one is currently living in. He captures this virtual moment on canvas, turning to the inner sides of keyholes and suggesting a world where one is viewing private lives and personal spaces through technological devices. The quiet of seemingly ordinary scenes has a lingering disquiet asthe viewer witnesses them not through the frame of natural vision but through the filter of a camera lens.<br /> <br /> <br /> Brick Wall Diary by Unnikrishnan C. is an independent wall with painted imagery and Malayalam texts layered in wit and ingenuity. Unnikrishnan has meticulously carved bricks that were created in his hometown Pezhumpara. Assembled as a wall dissecting the space, together these fragments suggest various structural possibilities of space and human behaviours in certain contexts. Unnikrishnan&rsquo;s paintings and carvings on bricks chronicle intimate scenes of life in the city and anecdotes of his relations with people and objects. These ordinary vignettes reveal the artist&rsquo;s urge to archive objects and ways of living that face extinction, as rural Kerala anticipates the collapse of traditional economies centred on craft and textiles.</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:47:50 +0000