ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Group Show - Aakriti Art Gallery - New Delhi - October 8th - October 31st <p>One of the key initiatives of Aakriti Art Gallery is the constant search for unexplored territories in modern contemporary art beyond boundaries. Over the past ten years Aakriti has thrived to provide a platform for fresh young artists whose works reflect originality and resonate a voice for the new generation of artists. GenNext, the annual show was conceived in 2006 to create a platform for young artists to showcase their talents. &nbsp;The past seven editions of GenNext have brought to the limelight some incredibly talented young artists. The artists featured are below 40 and the works are in a wide range of styles and mediums. The selected artists featured, provides for an eclectic mix of experimental and new media which are often laced with social stances on the state of affairs in the modern world, with deeply personal works rendered in classical styles. The works featured include photography, paintings, sculpture and new media. The selected artists for the previous editions of GenNext have gone to establish themselves as major names in the art world.&nbsp; The seven editions of &lsquo;Gen Next&rsquo; presented during the span of eight years have posited the inner strain within the contemporary life, also the struggle of the artists to find its suitable form through assimilation of traditional, modern and post-modern. For the first time, GenNext VIII would be held at Aakriti Art Gallery, Delhi. The show would open from the &nbsp;8th &ndash; 31st of October from 11am to 7pm.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:10:16 +0000 Douglas John - Jehangir Art Gallery - September 15th - September 21st Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:33:10 +0000 Rajesh Eknath, Jaiprakash Chouhan, Khanderao Pawar - Jehangir Art Gallery - September 15th - September 21st Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:30:54 +0000 Raj Bharti - Jehangir Art Gallery - September 15th - September 21st Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:28:30 +0000 Santaji Chougule - Jehangir Art Gallery - September 15th - September 21st Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:25:40 +0000 Hema Upadhyay - Chemould Prescott Road - September 23rd - November 7th <p>Hema Upadhyay exhibits at Chemould Prescott Road after a hiatus of 10 years. Upadhyay is one of Chemould's mainstay artists who has been closely associated with the gallery through various projects, international exhibitions and art fairs and we are immensely pleased to have Hema return to have a gallery show after all these years.&nbsp;</p> <p>Over the past 10 years, Hema Upadhyay&rsquo;s oeuvre has shifted paradigm between installation and painting: Fish in a Dead Landscape is an exhibition that will incorporate the metascape of both mediums within the gallery.&nbsp;</p> <p>A site-specific installation, titled Modernization made with car-scrap, aluminum sheets, and found objects will map areas with its meandering urban landscape spilling in different directions within the gallery floor.&nbsp;Hema has often engaged the experience of the urban landscape, employing realism as an approach. The installation is created from the artist's meticulous, almost obsessive workings with&nbsp;miniaturised&nbsp;forms and materials (that are often the materials used in the real built elements).&nbsp;</p> <p>Urbanization, migration, landscapes, have been the general thread that has woven much of Hema Upadhyay&rsquo;s work where she often takes on the position of a voyeur -- flying over, observing and incorporating herself and her co-patriots be it within socio-political or environmental landscapes. (Her co-patriots include migratory birds, monkeys, guns, rare stamps or caricatures/silhouettes of herself). Collage and Text has been an integral part of Upadhyay's paintings. She meticulously references and cuts from The World Encyclopedia, creating textures and juxtapositions on painted backgrounds. The much-recognised 18th century Japanese ukiyo-e printmaker, Hokusai's &nbsp;"The Great Wave" is recreated using vast texts on migration. The city of Bombay where Hema came as a young "migrant artist" from hometown Baroda, form the backdrop for these conversations that exist and co-exist in her work. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In this series of&nbsp;<em>Fish in a dead landscape</em>, the works comprise of a suite&nbsp;of 11 paintings interspersed with rice-panelled "field-scapes" (thousands of grains of rice stuck on panels - some grains with text inscribed on rice, referenced from writings on changing landscapes.) These rice works - rich and tactile form the core of the exhibition and reflect the artist's&nbsp;consciousness.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:17:58 +0000 Alphonso Arul Doss - Artworld - September 18th - October 15th <p>A retrospective of Paintings, Drawings &amp; Graphics</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:11:16 +0000 - Max Mueller Bhavan - September 23rd - September 25th <p>India has a huge collection of traditional and folk art forms that represent the fascinating folklore and legends of this land. Unfortunately, these interesting art forms have never received the kind of exposure they deserve and now risk extinction, because tribal groups are getting displaced and many are moving towards a new mode of livelihood.<br /><br />&nbsp;Art for Concern&rsquo;s Traditional and Folk Art Show organised by Secure Giving is an attempt to give exposure to these beautiful yet little known art forms.<br />&nbsp;<br />Organised in aid of Concern India Foundation and supported by Exim Bank, the Traditional and Folk Art exhibition on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September will display 29 works of art sourced from all over the country at Galerie Max Mueller, Max Mueller Bhavan, Kala Ghoda.<br /><br />The works include various styles of miniature art like, Madhubani from Bihar, Mata ni Pachedi from Gujarat, Phad and Pichwai from Rajasthan, Gond from Madhya Pradesh, Kalamkari from Andhra Pradesh, Terracotta Art from Western India, Bronzes from Kumbakonam and Kalighat paintings from Kolkata.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:55:57 +0000 Priya Ravish Mehra, Matthias Spiess, nidhi khurana - Galerie Romain Rolland - Alliance Francaise Delhi - October 5th - October 13th <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 01:34:42 +0000