ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Debasis Beura, Kunal Kalra, Priyanka Govil, Richa Arora - Alliance Française de Gurgaon - September 20th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><em>The exhibition</em>&nbsp;showcases perspectives of four young Visual artists and their reactions to the&nbsp;<em>Changing Landscapes of</em>&nbsp;spaces and lives. These changing landscapes are the reality and how each one of us engages with them is the process that this exhibition &ldquo;Continuing &ndash; Changing landscapes&rdquo; brings to you.</p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">&nbsp;Debasis Beura</p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">Compositions, where human beings, nature and the romantic mood together create a dynamic landscape reflect a sense of timelessness&hellip;</p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">&nbsp;Kunal Kalra</p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">&ldquo;Changing landscapes recall the past; trace the present and tries to anticipate the future&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">&nbsp;Priyanka Govil</p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">&ldquo;The tampering with natural elements, hoarding, accumulating &amp; building for self, from the simplest to the most complicated creations for convenience and comfort&hellip; These have become an integral part of our landscapes merging within and inseparable&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">&nbsp;Richa Arora</p> <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">An interpretation of changing landscapes is where there is just the whiff of what&rsquo;s to come&hellip;where things have gone to seed so much, that they cannot survive without changing: &ldquo;Detritus&hellip;towards change&rdquo;.</p> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:19:53 +0000 Tanuja Jain, Mamta Malhotra - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - September 20th 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:22:04 +0000 Jenő Balogh - Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre (HICC) - September 23rd 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p><em>&ldquo;My paintings depict a world without people, warning that this is going to happen if we continue this way of exploitation to the Earth. I mostly paint with blue colour that is the colour of Planet Earth and also the colour of Soul. However, I also use red that is the colour of Mars, a lifeless planet. For me painting is a token of energy, coming from my soul.&rdquo;</em></p> <p align="right"><em>quotes Balogh</em></p> <p>Jenő Balogh&rsquo;s ideology and efforts try to bring-out the real aspects of humanity through his works. Mother Teresa, the woman of love as addressed by Balogh, is the inspiration behind his works. With the aim to introduce Peace and reflect on Love around the World, we present this remarkable artist, whose purpose is to raise awareness for Mother Teresa&rsquo;s legacy and to establish World Charity Day.</p> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 23:50:46 +0000 Group Show - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - September 26th 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:23:13 +0000 Priya Ravish Mehra, Matthias Spiess, nidhi khurana - Galerie Romain Rolland - Alliance Francaise Delhi - October 4th 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p>This exhibition blends the practice of Nidhi Khurana, Matthias Spiess and Priya Ravish<br />Mehra, three artists whose exploration of thread as a medium has brought them together.<br />Swiss artist Matthias Spiess came to India for a residency funded by CMS/IAAB, K and<br />facilitated by Pro Helvetia in 2012/13. Matthias was able to spend six months in Lajpat<br />Nagar, where he made the acquaintance of Nidhi Khurana and Priya Ravish Mehra, both<br />artists working with textiles in unique ways. They discovered they shared similar artistic<br />approaches expressed through different media and a common interest in re-interpreting<br />traditional design and in recycling discarded materials from their surroundings. The thread<br />linked their practice and helped them develop new works in conversation with each other.<br />According to Cas Holmes, a well known textile artist, 'reusing found materials is a form of<br />alchemy'. The artists use this alchemy to express their artistic research and to connect with<br />one another, finding a line that unites their work to their practices and learning from<br />backgrounds, geographies, mediums and preoccupations, bringing them forth in their formal<br />dialogue with one another. Despite this not being a 'hands-on' co-production, this exhibition<br />can be considered a collaborative show due to their encounter and their sharing of ideas and<br />experiences during the time they spent together. Spiess, Mehra and Khurana expose a<br />genuine creation: the materialization of space for intellectual connection.<br />During his residency, Matthias was influenced by the role of textile in Indian culture and<br />decided to incorporate it into his until then purely geometrical representations, reimaging<br />patterns in combination with traditional Indian techniques. Nidhi Khurana uses the<br />insignificant katran thrown away by most tailors and designers to create maps of real and<br />imagined spaces, mapping her experiences and those of others she encounters, while<br />Priya's work revolves around the use of distressed textile pieces and the idea of repair<br />through the ancestral practice of darning (Rafoogari). Linking together these three artists is<br />the thread; embroidered, darned, stitched in grids, piecing together what is left behind:<br />making new with old.</p> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:34:45 +0000 MITA BRAHMA - Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries - New Delhi - October 26th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>An exhibition of oils and water colours celebrating the journey of water bodies through the earth. Depicting the flluidity and garce of flowing water.</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:25:37 +0000