ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Rajendra Dhawan - Gallery Threshold - February 2nd, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <h1 align="center">Gallery Threshold</h1> <h1 align="center">presents</h1> <h1 align="center">A Requiem</h1> <p align="center">A Mini Retrospective of the Life and Works of Rajendra Dhawan (1936-2012)</p> <p align="center"></p> <p>Dhawan is one of those rare artists whose works transcend his era. His paintings are some of the best examples of painterly abstraction in post-modern times. His meditative approach to painting enables him to create works with almost a Zen-like minimalism, where sometimes even parts of the canvas-surface are left untouched, while other areas are brilliantly articulated with a single layer of diluted colours.</p> <p></p> <p>Dhawan's paintings, with their sensitively rendered washes of blues, browns and reds, draws the viewer in to their unfathomable depths, compelling him to engage in a deeper communion. In the pure formalism one can see influences from Rothko but in the dialogues between silence and movement, one can intuit conversations with Gaitonde.</p> <p></p> <p>Acknowledging him to be one of the greatest Indian Artists, this exhibition comes as a tribute.</p> <p></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p align="center">On View from – 2<sup>nd </sup>Feb, 2013 till 3<sup>rd</sup> Mar, 2013</p> <p align="center">At <st1:place><st1:placename>Threshold</st1:placename> <st1:placename>Art</st1:placename> <st1:placename>Gallery</st1:placename></st1:place>, F-213 A, Lado Sarai. <st1:place><st1:city>New Delhi</st1:city></st1:place> 30</p> <p align="center"><a href="" rel="nofollow"></a></p> <p align="center">011- 41829181</p> <p align="center"></p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 23:50:48 +0000 Group Show - Art Alive Gallery, Gurgaon - February 3rd, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Art evolves and so do artists. Art Alive believes in the need for that continuous process of evolution and endeavor to create a platform where artists can enrich their experiences to share with their audiences. In our continues effort towards that, Art Alive presents Living Walls, an art project where a group of artists will engage in painting the walls of the gallery for a period of four days.&nbsp;</p> <p>We invite all art lovers to come and not only see but experience the evolving of an installation where the gallery becomes the site of a unique installation.</p> <p><strong>The Artists will work from 16<sup>th</sup> to 21<sup>st</sup> January during which you are invited to come and talk to the artist and capture the work. This installation will be on view till the end of February, 2013.</strong></p> <p>The core idea of the collaborative exercise is to enlarge the artists&rsquo; canvas and in doing so, involve the audience who would be witnessing the process of work and thus broaden their own experience of art.</p> <p><em>Sunaina Anand</em>, director, Art Alive Gallery says: &ldquo;This would be a dynamic live display of art which would showcase diverse selection of works. And the participation of live audience would only add to the dimension of the show. We are keen on exploring the culmination of such creative energies.&rdquo;</p> <p>Each artist will draw upon their own artistic imagination and use their idioms, styles, languages and ideas to create that visual impact. We believe, it is in the coming together of different voices that ultimately mergers into a rhythmic one, that we could create something experimental and fresh for our audience.</p> <p>There would be no theme, no boundary, no guidelines for each artist would follow the dictates of his or her heart making it somewhat challenging yet exciting as they get accustomed to working under the glare of live audiences comprising of media, critics and art lovers who would watch, interact and dialogue with the masters at work.</p> <p>The project would have an element of surprises and challenges. It would be unpredictable what the each of them would choose to do.</p> <p>The artistic dialogue is sure to inspire one another.&nbsp; It would create a collective platform to appreciate a new approach towards art. It would connect artists with different communities of the society to stimulate their senses and enhance a new experience towards their approaches. It would also inspire audiences to understand the potential of such collaborative energy to create work of different dimensions in public space.</p> <p>The entire process of work would be recorded and later produced in different formats to be displayed by the gallery.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:01:23 +0000 Manoel Filipe Pereira - Gallery Art and Soul - February 5th, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Manoel Filipe Periera is recognized the world over for his precision in detail, his outstanding dexterity and skill, and the resultant unique works of art , some of which can be seen in embassy and museum collections in Mexico, USA, Bolivia, France, Spain, England, Monaco, Japan, Portugal among other countries.<br /> <br /> Filipe will conduct demonstrations on certain dates from 5th till 15th February, 2013 from 5.30 -7 pm. <br /> For any more information, please contact Rita on 93210 33957.<br /> <br /> Filipe Pereira, an impressionist painter uses porcelain with its natural lustre and delicacy to express his passion for nature. This passion has been 30 years in the making and became Filipe’s calling from a young age.<br /> <br /> With an absolute mastery over his brushes and the porcelain surfaces that invite his inspiration, he works his magic to the complete amazement to all who have had the opportunity to witness him.<br /> <br /> Gallery Art &amp; Soul is fortunate to have the opportunity to host live demonstrations with Filipe over several days, from 5th-15th February 2013.<br /> <br /> Acknowledged by his contemporaries world over as the ambassador of porcelain painting, Filipe believes that this is his way to communicate with God and nature as he presents his creations of exotic flowers, tigers and birds with utmost humility.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:03:20 +0000 - Galerie Romain Rolland - Alliance Francaise Delhi - February 6th, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p align="center"><strong>About  Design X Design</strong></p> <p>Design in its many manifestations forms an integral part of every culture. Civilizations evolve and attain their full potential because of it .Design based creative industries in India are witness to a fascinating churning, necessitating a search for a vision that may inform their evolution beyond - spanning education, profession and the industry. Thus, involving exposes, roundtables, exhibitions etc.. Design X Design is a step in that direction.</p> <p>The energy behind the design of a pin or a city being the same, this joint initiative of Alliance Francaise de Delhi and Studio IF is also geared towards raising levels of appreciation within and nurturing connections across various creative industries – architecture, urban/ landscape/ interior design, product/ industrial design, textile/ fashion design, graphic/ communication design etc.. Local and global in outlook, it is directed at the initiated and the uninitiated alike.</p> <p align="center"> </p> <p align="center"><strong>About: Design X Design Exhibition - 3 : 20under35</strong></p> <p>The exhibition component of Design X Design involves showcasing the work of Delhi based designers to facilitate a reading of emerging trends across various design based creative industries in the city.</p> <p>Is Indian design recognizable? Is there a vision guiding it? Can tradition and modernity, continuity and change co-exist in it? Is it culturally relevant? Questions such as these are more alive today than ever before. One sure way of gaining an insight into this and more is by looking at the work of young upcoming designers. ‘Design X Design Exhibition: 20under35’ attempts to do just that by sharing the design philosophies, working methods and future aspirations of the twenty shortlisted designers under the age of thirty-five.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:31:01 +0000 Risham Syed - project 88 - February 7th, 2013 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p>Project 88 is pleased to announce Risham Syed’s first solo in India titled METROPOLYPTICAL: A TALE OF A CITY “As I drove along the ‘ring road’ today I felt I was a complete stranger to this city that I call ‘home’. But this is the new Lahore, Lahore that will be home to millions that inhabit the new housing schemes’ very sought after new houses.<br />I have lived mostly in this city that traces its origins in pre‐historic myths and has seen Turkish, Mughal and British times. As the capital of a British Imperial province, the city emerged into modernity leaving its ancient walls which fortified a ‘feudal’ past. (Feudal incidentally is a term which has in recent past been the site of a deconstructive dialogue between Asian and European histories). But the modernity was itself carefully fortified by Victorians conservatism. Approved aesthetic and moral use of time and space was carefully delineated by imperial politics.<br />Yet again, in the last 15 years or so, with the political and security concerns in other big cities like Karachi, Lahore has seen an influx of people like never before. This has brought in money and ideas. As a result, the city has been growing along with its real estate businesses. The older Lahore has become an island with new urban quarters around.<br />Construction and deconstruction in present day Lahore is a curious version of post‐modernity. Connections with past are simultaneously dismissed and sought.<br />This present body of work seeks to frame this almost semi‐conscious activity into a conscious irony that looks hopefully to liberating connectedness beyond frames.”<br />Risham Syed got her Masters in Painting from the Royal College of Art, London in 1996. She was the recipient of the ABRAAJ Capital Art Prize in 2012, and was nominated for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize in the same year. Her works have been exhibited at various international galleries and museums, including, Barbican Center, Concourse Gallery, London; Harris Museum, Preston ; Harris Museum, Preston; Museum of Asian Art, Fukuoka, Japan; Indo Centre of Art &amp; Culture, New York; Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel; National Gallery of Art, Islamabad and Devi Art Faoundation, Gurgaon.<br />Syed currently lives in Lahore, and teaches at the School of Visual Arts and Design, Beacon house National University.<br /><br /></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:42:31 +0000 Khushboo Upadhyay Soni - Galerie Art Eterne - February 8th, 2013 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p><b>Khushboo Soni Says,</b></p> <p>I like to depict the subject which I have seen very closely. Every painting says different- different things to their viewers, I tried to make little easy language of my paintings, and due to this everybody can be connect. I tried to create a question which always disturbs my mind. I painted only things which I felt after coming in this metropolitan city (Delhi) from a little town.</p> <p>I paint ordinary vehicles of ordinary people who struggling to survive. Through the vehicles I want to symbolise that the part of society which has no development, no luxury, neither higher education nor basic, even they can’t full fill their basic needs. In every big cities we can easily find out the slum area  they have no proper food, water and clothes also, and after seeing this my pen starts to write, my brush starts to select their own drawings and own colours.</p> <p> </p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:22:37 +0000 Geetesh Sharma - Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) - February 8th, 2013 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM <p><img src="" /></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 23:52:08 +0000 mimi radhakrishnan - Akar Prakar - Kolkata - February 11th, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Book release and show of recent work.</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 07:47:43 +0000 - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - February 11th, 2013 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:16:58 +0000 Nityan Unnikrishnan - Chatterjee & Lal Gallery - February 14th, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM <div align="center"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Nityan Unnikrishnan (born in Kerela, 1976) studied Industrial Design at the National Institute of Design, India and practiced design for several years before making up his mind to commit to art full-time. Two years of drawing and painting resulted in Many Monsters, his debut solo show with Chatterjee &amp; Lal in 2011. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">His second solo show consists of a new series of paintings and three-dimensional works. He derives from a variety of sources to build his works: memories, literature, the arts, Arcadia, the modern world, his present life. The individual works are open to a variety of interpretations; little niches and low voices offer up clues as the viewer navigates their densely worked surfaces.</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:43:27 +0000 - Max Mueller Bhavan - February 14th, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM <p>In 1913, India’s first home-made film ‘Raja Harishchandra’ appeared on the Bombay screen. A 45-minute silent movie, it was to be the precursor of multiple creative directions in multiple Indian languages that have touched the hearts of almost every Indian, plus thousands of other peoples around the world. When D G Phalke made that first movie, he was not to know the full extent of the socially transformative movement he was starting. <br /><br />Max Muller Bhavan hosts a new exhibition curated by Mumbai film theorist and writer Narendra Panjwani. 50 original hand-painted film posters lovingly preserved by Syed Ausaja are shown along with a short film reflecting the influences Hindi film has had on individual people’s lives.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:37:20 +0000 - Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) - February 15th, 2013 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM <p><img src="" /></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 23:58:28 +0000 - Galerie Art Eterne - February 16th, 2013 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM <p>It is indeed our pleasure to present a most unique exhibit of artworks by visually-impaired children from the Institute for the Blind, titled 'eyecan'. The artworks have been crafted using a novel device that uses braille to mark the colours. Out of hundreds of artworks created during workshops held over three months, we have selected 15 enchanting pieces that are a testament to the student's enthusiastic efforts and their expression that goes beyond vision.</p> <p>The eminent Artist Mr. Sanjay Bhattacharya  has consented to inaugurate the event.</p> <p>The entire proceeds from the exhibition will be utilized for further development of the project.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:07:15 +0000 Apu Dasgupta, Pradip Rakshit, Diptish Ghosh Dastidar, Samit Dey, Pradosh Paul, Saibal Datta, Amitabha Dhar, Debasish Chakraborty, Sunil De - Aakriti Art Gallery - Kolkata - February 22nd, 2013 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM <p style="text-align: left;" class="yiv86804356msonormal" align="center"><b>"For life is too short/For life is too long/Pray us to sit still/And not to sit still" (T.S.Eliot).</b></p> <p class="yiv86804356msonormal">Aakriti Art Gallery presents an exhibition of nine contemporary artists from Kolkata. Realistic, abstract realistic, abstract expressionistic and sometimes existentialist-these varied genres comprise this entire show. But the importance of the show lies in each artist manifesting his own set of perceptions and developing his own way of recording the same. Each one's language has evolved through his creative and innovative use of visual vocabularies, pronounced distinctly for us to decode, interpret and enjoy.</p> <p class="yiv86804356msonormal">Modern human society has a 'text-based' culture and our educational system teaches us to value text over an image. A very few number of people spend sufficient time and intelligence in reading painting as we do in reading texts. As a consequence, the art of interpreting "created" or "constructed" images has remained greatly underdeveloped.</p> <p class="yiv86804356msonormal"><b>Apu Dasgupta's</b> watercolours refer to the tediously repetitious nature of life, almost always set to an unvarying pitch, incessantly proliferating the monotones in our existence. <b>Pradip Rakshit’s</b> works, the phenomenon being more prominently observed in the title "Game of the nature". What happens if we, hypothetically speaking, can shift across different perspectives simultaneously? <b>Diptish Ghosh Dastidar</b> tries to do that exactly. <b>Samit Dey's</b> visionary scheme is his faculty of perceiving sensations in ordinary objects and perceiving the external world through senses.  <b>Pradosh Paul</b> consciously distances himself from a clearly narrative style and takes recourse to more abstract forms and imageries. In <b>Sunil De's</b> works there is often a recurrence of an endless stretch where nothing seems to denote 'form" in the usual way. In <b>Saibal Datta's</b> "Untitled-I", the usual binding orders that exist between structure and superstructure have been made to fall apart completely. <b>Amitabha Dhar</b> reacts against situations where life gets strangled in a blind alley. The violence inherent to the situation is manifested by the tortured and metamorphosed figures and objects. The thinning and withering traces of life are waiting to be devoured by a gigantic machine, in <b>Debasish Chakraborty's</b> 'Wasteland-1' and furrows further into the human psyche thrown into this state of agitated confusion in his 'wasteland-II'.</p> <p class="yiv86804356msonormal">All these collated together, the exhibition records the discernible traits of the artists.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:51:31 +0000 ANURADHA NALAPAT - Artworld - February 22nd, 2013 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM <p>Artworld Sarala's Art Centre Present an exhibition of paintings by ANURADHA NALAPAT</p> <p>There will be a video presentation by Anuradha Nalapat at 5.30p.m on the 22nd on the Tortoise Nautilus Venus and Us journey, with focus on the Creative process in Art.</p> <p>'The Little book of Serendipity' compiled as part of the exhibition will also be available at the venue.</p> <p>Mr.R B Bhakaran and Mr R M Palaniappan will share their experiences on the subject of Intuitive Intelligence.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:35:47 +0000 Krishnendu Porel - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - February 22nd, 2013 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM <p>Acrylic &amp; oil on canvas</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:18:25 +0000