ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 dhruva mistry - Sakshi Gallery (Mumbai) - August 28th - September 27th <p>'Something Else' features a tableaux of stainless steel reliefs, which characterized by cut-outs revealing silhouettes of female torsos in different postures, and soaked in corresponding hues, reinterpret the nine universal emotions of life. Conceived by Mistry while recovering from a paralytic stroke, the works, above all, have strong spiritual undercurrents, exploring the timeless concept of <em>maya </em>through a play on presence and absence and reality and imagination.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:59:00 +0000 Adira Thekkuveettil, Anna Fox, Anushav Yadav, Charan Singh, Debra-Lorraine Grant, Dinesh Abiram, Pedro Maçãs, Rishi Singhal, Sunil Gupta - Vadehra Art Gallery (VAG) - D-53 Defence Colony - September 13th - October 11th <p>&ldquo;<em>How far we all come. How far we all come away from ourselves. So far, so much between, you can never&nbsp;go home again. You can go home, it's good to go home, but you never really get all the way home again in your life. And what's it all for? All I tried to be, all I ever wanted and went away for, what's it all for?&rdquo;</em></p> <p>James Agee*, film critic and writer of that oft quoted book of writing and photographs by Walker Evans, &ldquo;Let Us Now Praise Famous Men&rdquo; which documented the lives of Alabama sharecroppers in 1936.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>Vadehra Art Gallery is proud to present the exhibition&nbsp;<em>Home and Away&nbsp;</em>between September 13 and October 11, 2014. The show is curated by the acclaimed photographer and curator Sunil Gupta, and brings together a group of&nbsp; Indian and international photographers.<br /> <br /> Photography as a medium is intrinsically tied to the past. It is most inextricably linked to its role as documentary evidence, as stand-in for that which was once before the camera lens. This holds true from its earliest beginnings when it captured the view outside the photographer&rsquo;s window in Paris to the present where the ubiquitous presence of a digital camera-phone has turned everyone into photographers. That image lingers in our mind, reminding us of something. A something that over time turns familiar and reassuring. Sometimes it is not even the event or place in front of the lens but merely the hint in the image of an earlier memory. A remembered image. And even as one&rsquo;s capacity to remember text based factual information fades, one can still recall the image and the gaze.<br /> <br /> The family, and particularly the photo album reconstruction of it, has played a large part in our memories of home. However, for most of us the yearning to get away to experience other things and perhaps the act of growing up means a break from those mythical comforts. Having left, we often feel like reversing the journey, to return home. But as Agee has pointed out &ldquo;you never really get all the way home again in your life.&rdquo; In this exhibition we take a look at what eight photographers think about home and away from home. Without a deliberate bias, it&rsquo;s interesting that the women are looking inwards to a domestic environment and the men are on the outside; either away or strangers in their own homes.<br /> <br /><br /> <strong>Artist Information:</strong></p> <p><br /> <strong>Adira Thekkuveettil</strong> (b.1990)is the daughter of a scientist and and art historian, she has been influenced by culture and history from a young age. She is especially interested in the various roles photography plays in today&rsquo;s physical and virtual world, and the anomalies in which the image is used by different groups, yet democratically serves all. Being of mixed heritage herself, she explores issues of identity and personal histories. She has obtained a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Accessory Design from NIFT. Currently she is pursuing her Master&rsquo;s in Photography from the National Institute of Design. She is presently based out of Trivandrum and Gandhinagar.<br /> <br /> <strong>Anna Fox</strong> is Professor of Photography at The University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, she has co-written, with Dr Deepak John Mathews, the post-graduate course in Photography at the National Institute of Design in India (UKIERI funded) and is now photography consultant at Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore. Fox is an internationally acclaimed photographer exhibiting and publishing her work; in 2010 she was shortlisted for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize and in 2012 for the Pilar Citoler Prize. Her work has been in numerous group shows including: Warworks at The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography; Centre of the Universe; Liverpool and the Avant-Garde at Tate Liverpool, How We Are: Photographing Britain at Tate Britain and Documentary Dilemmas a British Council touring exhibition. A retrospective monograph Anna Fox Photographs 1983 &ndash; 2007 was published by Photoworks in 2007 and her solo exhibition Cockroach Diary and Other Stories is currently touring Europe. Fox co-edits Langfords Basic Photography and Behind the Image and her latest monograph, Resort 1 is published by Schilt in Amsterdam.<br /> <br /> <strong>Anushav Yadav </strong>is a Photographer, publication designer and founder of the world renowned, online archive Indian Memory Project and The Memory Company. After graduating from NID Ahmedabad in 1997 and with 18 years of a career in Graphic Design &amp; Advertising in tow, she also began working as a photographer in 2006. Her photography works present varying aspects in urban cultures and have been featured in international &amp; national media, publications and exhibitions at several well-known galleries across India, Austria, USA and South Africa. In 2010, Anusha created/designed and founded Indian Memory Project &ndash; the World&rsquo;s first online visual and narrative based archive. The project traces a personal history of the Indian subcontinent via photographs found in personal archives Honours: India today Woman entrepreneur of the year 2013-2014, INK fellow -2011, TEDxGateway Speaker of 2013, L&rsquo;Oreal Paris Femina Women Achiever&rsquo;s award winner of 2013, Prix Ars Electronica 2013, (an international award for Excellence in Cyber Arts.)<br /> <br /> <strong>Charan Singh </strong>(b. India, 1978) lives and works in the UK and India. His photographic practice is informed by his thirteen years of HIV/AIDS work and community activism in India, along with a formal study of the history of art and photography. He is interested in the representation of gender and sexualities, relationships, recovery, loss and desire. Simultaneously, he questions some notions of the genre of self portraiture, however the principal common thread in all of his works are memory, story telling, and masculinity. His work was featured in Uncertain States # 14, a lens-based, artist led project in London and Take on Photography a special edition by Take on Art, New Delhi, India for Delhi Photo Festival, September 2013. His work has been exhibited at the Nigah Queer Fest, Goethe-Institute, Max Mueller Bhawan, New Delhi October 2010 and November 2011.<br /> <br /> <strong>Debra-Lorraine Grant&nbsp;</strong>(b.1972) lives in Aldershot, UK. Her interest in photography is the domestic, everyday environment. The works she has made is autobiographical and documents aspects of women's ordinary lives. Although Grant&rsquo;s interest in photography started from an early age, and she has been photographing and collecting objects for photographs whenever an opportunity presented itself for the majority her life, at the age of sixteen her personal circumstances dictated her career choices, and she became an Electrical and Electronic (Communications biased) Apprentice in the Portsmouth dockyard. From this apprenticeship she went on to become an Electrical Fitter and then Electrical Surveyor. She finished these roles after 22 years as a Project Group Officer when she took voluntary redundancy so that she could continue her studies in photography. She attended the University of the Creative Arts to study and continued to an MFA (Photography) 2014<br /> <br /> <strong>Dinesh Abiram</strong> (b.1985) is a photographer based out of Bangalore, India. With a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Visual Communication, he worked with various advertising agencies, and magazines, before becoming a full time photographer. His interests lie in long-term architectural projects, and documenting typologies. He is especially interested in understanding how changing communities affect the spaces they live in. He is currently pursuing his masters in Photography from the National Institute of Design.<br /> <br /> <strong>Pedro Ma&ccedil;&atilde;s</strong> (b. 1981, Portugal) studied photography at the PG Fotografia, Projecto e Arte Contempor&acirc;nea - Atelier de Lisboa (Lisbon) in 2010 and has a Masters in Fine Arts and Photography from the University For The Creative Arts, Farnham UK, former Surrey Institute of Art Design. He as a previous BA in Law. He is living in between London and Lisbon and working on subjects related with the sense of place and contemporary urban life. Pedro is currently developing several artist books while implementing his own publishing house - Wellesley Close Editions. Pedro&acute;s work has been shown in several places in Portugal and in the UK. In 2013 the British Council granted Pedro with a residency at the National Institute of Design in India from which an on-going project about India is being made<br /> <br /> <strong>Rishi Singhal</strong> (b.1975) is a photographer and academic based out of Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He has lived in diverse geographies and societies across the world and is interested in observing constantly oscillating human ecologies. Currently he is heading the photography programme at National Institute of Design.<br /> <br /> <strong>Sunil Gupta</strong> is a photographer, artist, educator and curator based in London and New Delhi. Born in New Delhi (1953) and educated at the Royal College of Art (London 1983,) he has been involved with independent photography as a critical practice for many years. His last solo show, "Sun City and other stories" was at the Alliance Francaise Gallery, New Delhi 2012 and his last book, "Queer" was published by Prestel/Vadehra Art Gallery in 2011. His next solo show is at Sepia Eye, New York, November 2014. He is Visiting Faculty at NID, Ahmedabad and UCA, Farnham UK. His work is many public collections including; George Eastman House (Rochester, USA), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tate Britain, the Royal Ontario Museum and Harvard University.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:52:22 +0000 Shambhavi Singh - Talwar Gallery - Delhi - September 6th - January 3rd, 2015 <table> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Talwar Gallery is pleased to present&nbsp;<em>Reaper&rsquo;s Melody</em>, an exhibition of Shambhavi Singh&rsquo;s new paintings, paper pulp works and sculptural installations.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">In&nbsp;<em>Reaper&rsquo;s Melody</em>, Shambhavi culminates her exploration of the life and work of the displaced farmer in an ever-shifting modern landscape. From her personal experience of her homeland in rural India, the artist reflects on the farmer&rsquo;s role as nurturer and provider on one hand, while negotiating the division and exploitation of land that threatens to dissolve its very existence. The tactile, hand-worked quality and painterly surfaces of the works on view evoke such emblems of agricultural life as tilled and cultivated land, and deep, burrowing wells&ndash;the rudimentary markings of the farmer&rsquo;s toiling, yet harmonious, elemental co-existence with the earth.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">In a series of canvases in rich earth tones&ndash;<em>Meyrd</em>&ndash;the meandering paths cutting across freshly plowed earth are simple yet potent symbols of a farmer&rsquo;s journey. The intense dark shades intermixed with patches of light in tumultuous brush strokes lure the movement and flow of the farmer&rsquo;s work, and that of nature. Rustic implements, reminiscent of irrigation systems, and the&nbsp;<em>Kuan</em>&nbsp;series, illuminate the necessity of these simple components in yielding an essential element, while bringing to surface the darkness permeating the emptiness of these vessels.</span></p> <p>Shambhavi brings into relief the widening chasm that disconnects one from the earth, and from their known roots. Evolving a unique vocabulary throughout her practice to encompass subtle form, intense color and the play of light within darkness, her works quietly articulate her concerns in narrative layers culled from abstraction and memory. Through enveloping darkness, she reveals the presence of something essential embedded in seeming absence: constellations scattered across the night sky, flickers of light on water&ndash;-the forms that emerge in shadow, forms lost to us in the glare of contemporary life.</p> <p>Shambhavi Singh was born in 1966 in Bihar, India. In 1986, Singh received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting at the College of Fine Arts and Crafts, Patna, and in 1992, a Masters of Fine Arts and Painting from the College of Arts, New Delhi. Her works have been exhibited in India, New York, Australia, South Africa, Singapore and the Netherlands, and are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY, among other institutions and private collections worldwide. This is the artist&rsquo;s fourth solo exhibition with Talwar Gallery.</p> <p>The artist currently lives and works in New Delhi, India.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:14:01 +0000 Atul Baruah, Ajit Seal, Suvakar Lashkar, Diptendu Bhowal - Jehangir Art Gallery - August 25th - August 31st Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:07:24 +0000 Deepak Sinkar - Jehangir Art Gallery - August 25th - August 31st Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:04:35 +0000 Sureshchandra Awari - Jehangir Art Gallery - August 25th - August 31st Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:02:33 +0000 Sunoj D - GALLERYSKE - New Delhi - August 31st - October 5th Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:53:52 +0000 Masooma Syed - GALLERYSKE - New Delhi - August 31st - October 5th Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:53:13 +0000 - Galerie 88 - August 22nd - September 12th Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:49:21 +0000 Sami Siva - Galerie Romain Rolland - Alliance Francaise Delhi - August 28th - September 6th <p>Walk through a photo-art exhibition &ldquo;While We Looked Away&rdquo; by Canadian photographer of Indian origin, Sami Siva documenting the daily lives of (MSF) patients in India and the conditions in which they find themselves. These images showcase a compassionate yet unflinching portrait of healthcare on the margins in a country where several realities coexist.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:42:54 +0000 S. Nandagopal - Art Musings - September 10th - October 31st <p>Art Musings presents a solo exhibition entitled &lsquo;The Metaphysical Edge&rsquo; by sculptor S. Nandagopal. Born in Bangalore, 1946, Nandagopal studied at the Government College of Art &amp; Crafts, Chennai, after which he went on to become a life member of Cholamandal Artists Village. Nandagopal&rsquo;s narrative sculptural work constitutes one of the most important collections in contemporary Indian sculpture today. While Nandagopal is an artist steeped in the traditions of his country, his work has a contemporary sensibility that appeals to an international taste.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:21:39 +0000 Group Show - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - September 26th - September 30th Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:23:13 +0000 Tanuja Jain, Mamta Malhotra - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - September 20th - September 25th Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:22:04 +0000 Tina Chandrozi - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - September 12th - September 19th Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:20:29 +0000 Tushar K. Pradhan, Dhiren Sasmal, Dip Narayan Paul, Mintu Mallick, Swapna Maity, Bishwajit Goswami, Susanta Das, Sujit Karmakar, Gautam Dey - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - September 7th - September 11th Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:17:50 +0000 Anu Malhotra - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - September 1st - September 6th <p>Anu Malhotra's Debut Show</p> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:16:09 +0000