ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Raza - Akar Prakar - Kolkata - March 7th - March 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">After his return to India, his home country after spending 60 years in France, the master painter Raza has been living in Delhi and painting. The fact that he would be turning 93 years of age does not in any way diminish or slow down his zest both for living and painting. He lives, now as even before, to paint. His vast repertoire of creative energy, visual passion and spiritual yearnings remains rich and alive. His imagination dares to explore new visual ideas creating a language which is fresh and yet resonates with intense memories.<br />&nbsp;<br />&lsquo;Aarambh&rsquo; is a selection of his new works done in 2014-15 and yet again confirms his masterly presence on the contemporary art scene. An art luminous with passion and vision- skilful and daring in its imagination.</p> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18:00:24 +0000 B S Hada - India Art Festival - December 19th, 2013 - December 22nd, 2013 Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:22:47 +0000 Wu Weishan, Zeng Laide, Wang Keju, Chen Jian, Xiao Feng, Wang Jianguo, Zhu Daoping, Cui Jin, Zhi Min - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - March 27th - April 4th <p style="text-align: justify;">Group exhibition of works in mixed medium by Wu Weishan, Zeng Laide, Wang Keju, Chen Jian, Xiao Feng, Wang Jianguo, Zhu Daoping, Cui Jin &amp; Zhi Min</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:56:56 +0000 Gaytri Singh - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - March 16th - March 19th <p>Rang Taana Textile &amp; mixed media works by Gaytri Singh</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:56:24 +0000 Leena Batra - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - March 8th - March 15th <p style="text-align: justify;">Solo exhibition of wood fired ceramics and porcelain executed during residency in Jingdezhen China by Leena Batra.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:56:03 +0000 Sunil Janah - Tasveer - Bangalore - March 5th - March 27th <p style="text-align: justify;">Tasveer and the Swaraj Art Archive are delighted to present Sunil Janah: 'Vintage Photographs, 1940 - 1960' at Tasveer, Sua House, Bangalore. <br /> <br /> Please join us for a glass of wine at the opening reception - that will also be graced by Mr. Aggarwal, the man behind the Swaraj Art Archive - on 5th March 2015, 6.30 pm - 8 pm. <br /> <br /> Sunil Janah (1918 - 2012) was a prominent Indian photojournalist and documentary photographer, particularly noted for chronicling the Indian independence movement, the Bengal famine, the Nehruvian era and his studies of tribal communities. <br /> <br /> 'Vintage Photographs, 1940 - 1960' brings together a range of photographs that are representative of three primary streams of his documentation project: peasant and tribal communities; dancers; and industrial scenes.<br /> <br /> This exhibition is of singular importance since despite his prodigious output, only a handful of vintage prints made by Janah exist. This is largely due to the fact that although an active photographer, Janah made relatively few final prints. <br /> <br /> Providing a unique opportunity to view original prints as a major photographer intended, these photographs underline their particular historical significance through both form and content. <br /> <br /> This selection of photographs form part of a larger show originally curated by Ram Rahman from the Swaraj Art Archive&rsquo;s collection.<br /> <br /> Established in 2013, Swaraj is an archive created to document, preserve and showcase the art of Mr. Vijay Kumar Aggarwal&rsquo;s family collection, with the aim of promoting the arts through research, exhibitions and other initiatives.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:45:50 +0000 Group Show - Vadehra Art Gallery (VAG) - D-53 Defence Colony - February 25th - March 25th <div id="cke_pastebin" style="text-align: justify;">Vadehra Art Gallery is pleased to announce Excavation/Eruption an exhibition curated by the leading art critic and curator Yashodhara Dalmia.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin" style="text-align: justify;">In the excavations of the past there was an unearthing of discoveries which added to the existing knowledge of humanity and civilizations. In the great Mesopotamian arc or the Indus valley, the archaeologists of earlier times looked at the smallest terracotta figurine or the tiniest coin to discover vast tracts of life as it was lived and as it died. The cradle of civilization in Mesopotamia can now only be considered a never ending vortex of destruction in modern day Iraq. In the present an excavation usually reveals the recovery of a lost body or an explosive device which can cause further violence and death. The whole process of excavation has on the one hand led to knowledge and expansion, on the other to mass violence.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin" style="text-align: justify;">In the subterfuged reality of the present artists excavate their own memory and history and track this journey with markers. The broad parameters of day-to-day existence in the India of the present with its opulence and its seamier underside forms the edgy, subterranean theme of this exhibition where 16 artists use diverse methods from site specific works to digital assemblages and paintings to reveal the state of affairs.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin" style="text-align: justify;">In this show contemporary Indian artists scan with an ironical eye, the new glittering towers and glitzy malls conjuncted with the slums, cesspools and other detritus of existence. The extreme well being and cringing deprivations now largely provide the binaries of existence. From Ravinder Reddy's iconic head which is now carrying a load of bricks to Jagannath Panda's global cesspool, the works of artists in this show reveal the juggernaut of progress which has left the ordinary person in a state of dismal dessication. The Sri Lankan artist Anoli Perera assembles elevated utopias</div> <div id="cke_pastebin" style="text-align: justify;">which gives life to all planes of existence, disrupted by games of power and wealth which release conflict, terrorism and war. While T.V. Santhosh places man under the radar where the constant surveillance evokes eerie undertones of violence.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin" style="text-align: justify;">About the curator:</div> <div id="cke_pastebin" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin" style="text-align: justify;">Yashodhara Dalmia is an art historian and an independent curator based in New Delhi. Her book Amrita Sher-Gil &ndash; A Life (Penguin/Viking, 2006), which is a comprehensive account of the life of one of India&rsquo;s first modern artists, received widespread international acclaim, and was shortlisted for the 2007 Hutch Crossword Non-Fiction Award. Widely acknowledged, her book The Making of Modern Indian Art: The Progressives (Oxford University Press, 2001), is regarded as the definitive account of a seminal phase of Indian art history. &nbsp;She is also the editor and the co-author along with Salima Hashmi of Memory, Metaphor, Mutations: Contemporary Art of India and Pakistan (Oxford University Press, 2007), a path-breaking comparative study of the modern art movement in the two countries. Her book Journeys: Four Generations of Indian Artists published by the Oxford University Press was released in January 2011.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin" style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;When the National Gallery of Modern Art opened in Mumbai in December 1996, Dalmia curated the inaugural exhibition titled The Moderns which featured 200 paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings by 12 greats of modern Indian art, including Franics Newton Souza, M.F.Husain and Tyeb Mehta. She has also curated the exhibition Souza in London at the British Council in New Delhi in 2004. Dalmia curated a large show of contemporary Indian artists titled Indian (Sub)Way &nbsp;at the Grosvenor Vadehra gallery in London in September 2010. In January 2011 she curated the show Tyeb Mehta: Triumph of Vision in Delhi which consisted of unseen paintings by the masterly artist, the late Tyeb Mehta, including his magnificent last work. She has curated the centenary show Amrita Sher-Gil: The Passionate Quest for the National Gallery of Modern Art which was exhibited in 2014 in New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai.</div> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:36:57 +0000 S H Raza - Vadehra Art Gallery (VAG) - D 40 Defence Colony - February 21st - March 18th Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:34:49 +0000 Jyoti Bhatt, Manisha Gera Baswani - Sakshi Gallery (Mumbai) - February 19th - April 5th <p style="text-align: justify;">Text by Huzan Tata</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>This February, Verve gives you a quick look at the best in arts and culture</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition of photographs, in association with SITE art space and The Collective Studio Baroda, presents works from the archives of Jyoti Bhatt and Manisha Gera Baswani. Bhatt is known for his black and white photographs of rural India, and Baswani has travelled the world with her images. Both artists quickly adapted to observing life through a camera lens and began to use it as a visual diary of their journeys.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Their common interest in documenting their respective contemporary surroundings, by photographing them persistently and exhaustively, offers revelations and observations that would otherwise be off limits from any recorded scrutiny.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:30:36 +0000 Imran Qureshi, Aisha Khalid - Nature Morte, New Delhi - April 17th - May 16th Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:24:05 +0000 Vishal Bhagwat Sabley - Jehangir Art Gallery - March 12th - March 18th Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:19:16 +0000 Ramnayak Varma - Jehangir Art Gallery - March 5th - March 11th Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:18:10 +0000 - Jehangir Art Gallery - March 10th - March 16th Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:15:32 +0000 Jayashree Jayant Patankar - Jehangir Art Gallery - March 3rd - March 9th Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:07:41 +0000 Sagar Rampure - Jehangir Art Gallery - March 3rd - March 9th Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:06:56 +0000 Gajanan Sakpal - Jehangir Art Gallery - February 26th - March 4th Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:06:14 +0000