ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 Jagdish Swaminathan, Krishen Khanna, MF Husain, Ram Kumar, SH Raza - Vadehra Art Gallery - January 30th, 2013 - February 19th, 2013 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:52:32 +0000 - Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) - February 15th, 2013 - February 20th, 2013 <p><img src="" /></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 23:58:28 +0000 mimi radhakrishnan - Akar Prakar - Kolkata - February 11th, 2013 - February 21st, 2013 <p>Book release and show of recent work.</p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 07:47:42 +0000 - Galerie Art Eterne - February 16th, 2013 - February 21st, 2013 <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 01:07:14 +0000 - India Habitat Centre - Visual Arts Gallery - February 11th, 2013 - February 21st, 2013 Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:16:57 +0000 Monika Correa - Chemould Prescott Road - January 24th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <p>After a long period of private commissions, Monika Correa returns to a public exhibition of her tapestries. In this new work, she explores in even greater depth the concept she has been developing over the last many years: to remove the reed at a certain juncture in the weaving, so that the warp threads can meander freely. This introduces three-dimensional optical illusions, as well as an extraordinary sense of freedom and happenstance into the patterns of the woven fabric. This concept has been explored with considerable finesse and rigour – so that what emerges are very free, yet meticulously structured, variations on a theme.</p> <p>Monika Correa was introduced to weaving in 1962 by the distinguished American weaver Marianne Strengell of the Cranbrook Academy, Michigan. On her return to India, she continued her training at the Weaver’s Service Centre in Bombay. Her work, which explores the underlying relationship between weaving and the diverse patterns and textures of nature, is in several major public collections - including the Constitutional Court of South Africa in Johannesburg, and the Quartet of Tapestries commissioned by Philip Johnson for The Four Seasons restaurant in Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram building in New York.</p> <p>Chemould Prescott Road (formerly, Gallery Chemould) while being a contemporary art gallery primarily showing Modern and Contemporary art from India, also has a tradition of introducing diverse art practices. Monika Correa’s work is unique in that it takes extremely inventive concepts at the technical level and translates them into highly visual and tactile products that exude a sense of classic and monumental peace. It is with great pleasure that we present her new body of work, <strong>Meandering Warp: Variations on a Theme</strong>.</p> <p>Monika Correa who has exhibited her work both in India and abroad lives in Bombay with her architect husband Charles Correa.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:45:10 +0000 Sanat Kar - Galerie 88 - February 8th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <p>Galerie 88 will be presenting an exclusive show of Sanat Kar’s engravings. The last solo-show of his prints held in this city was in 1994 in the same gallery. A Portfolio of 10 recent engravings would be released on the opening day along with his other prints.</p> <p><strong>About the artist:</strong></p> <p>Sanat Kar was born in Calcutta in 1935. He received his diploma in painting from the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata in 1955. He played a major role in the formation of the Society of Contemporary Artists in 1960. He joined Graphics department, Kala Bhavan, Viswa Bharati in 1978 and later become the principal of that institute.</p> <p>Kar began experimenting with intaglio printmaking method in the early '60s. It was a self-taught process. He has been recognised for his experimentation and innovation in printmaking. He is the inventor of cardboard intaglio. Zinc was becoming too costly a material and so he worked first with wood blocks, then moved on to plywood and finally, Sun mica and engraving on cardboard. He successfully combined the character of work on a metal plate to his wood blocks without sacrificing the character of wood. Besides intaglio, Kar has created a series of tempera painting and bronze sculpture.</p> <p>Sanat Kar's works are primarily surrealistic, have a curious dream-like appearance. Kar's figurations have innocence and a feeling of poetry. Birth and death, the beginning and the end of life cycle hold endless fascination for Kar, as does the grotesque and the macabre. Grainy textural surfaces, doodled lines create their own visual magic in his work.  "My works play on the deep, dark recesses of the human mind", Kar says.</p> <p>Kar has received AIFACS award, New Delhi in 1973, West Bengal State Academy Award in 1993, among others. His work has been featured in the Festival of India in USA, Japan, Soviet Union, British International Print Biennale, Fourth International Print Show in Poland and Berlin Intergrafik.</p> <p>Kar lives and works in Santiniketan.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:16:56 +0000 Kanchandas Gupta - Gallery Veda - January 23rd, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <p>Solo show by Kanchandas Gupta, who is known for his skill as a figurative painter and who's works capture the essence of human drama. The two dimensional pictorial format that he works in brims with emotions and dramatism through his use of intensely emotive colors and epic charm.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:16:25 +0000 - Max Mueller Bhavan - February 14th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <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 23:37:19 +0000 Group Show - Palette Art Gallery - January 24th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 01:00:34 +0000 - Galerie Romain Rolland - Alliance Francaise Delhi - February 6th, 2013 - February 27th, 2013 <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 23:30:59 +0000 Anuradha Rishi - Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) - February 22nd, 2013 - February 27th, 2013 <p><img src="" /></p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:00:49 +0000 Yogesh Barve - Clark House (Bombay) - January 27th, 2013 - February 28th, 2013 <p>Yogesh's father is a signal guard on Bombay's local trains. Yogesh often traverses the city with him, at the fag end of the train, staring at the mixture of speed and lines, as the horizon diminishes and parallel tracks appear to meet. This experience is often translated into his works where he uses the idea of speed to create visual experiences. His ongoing public project in Vasai College 'salt and Equal' replicates the illusion of the tracks meeting, and extends a work, 'equality/inequality', that was installed at the International Studio &amp; Curatorial Program New York in November 2012 where a pencil line runs across a row of inequally-placed, equally-sized cut-outs of orange paper.<br /> <br /> In a new work, installed at Clark House, drapes made of sheets of ruled yellow note paper hang from the walls, placed close to each other and measured exactly, so that the ruled lines move seamlessly across the drapes. Here movement is introduced by a ceiling fan, which lifts the thin paper sheets and disrupts the still drapes causing breaks in the continuity of lines. A detail - that the work was installed in time for a flag hoisting in the vicinity - may open up a reading of the work, as a mute observation of biases in society that impede measures of affirmative action guaranteed by the Constitution. The three works are comments on various permutations of inequality despite presumed measures of equality.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 19:45:16 +0000 Mohandas NN - Clark House (Bombay) - February 1st, 2013 - February 28th, 2013 <p>In the first of a series of inquiry into the emergence of a distinct aesthetic informed by a communist political history in Kerala, Clark House uncovers the practice of the Fort Cochin based painter Mohandas. The exhibition reveals the artist’s close study of New Left ideas that emerged in the 70s, his close relationship with his mentor the Marxist theoretician TK Ramachandran, and his involvement with the Nila Reading Group - a gathering of left-leaning writers and poets publishing association. Mohandas questions the popular motifs, pictograms, and illustrative practice associated with the left movement, and their possible misunderstanding of ideology, through his depictions of pigeon gatherings, women cleaning the Fort Kochi beach, meetings in gardens, and portraits of his wife, the artist Sosa Joseph. </p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:20:26 +0000 Zied Ben Romdhane - Clark House (Bombay) - February 1st, 2013 - February 28th, 2013 <p>Tunisian photographer Zied Ben Romdhane presents waiting zones - from the first 'Sit In' at the central kasbah in the capital Tunis, from a police station in Kef that has been burned in a protest, at an airport in Djerba where no aircrafts come, at checkpoints in Tobruk in Libya, from Shousha the camp for refugees on the Tunisian and Libyan border called Ras Jedir, where people wait in lines for food, wait for tents, wait for passports, immigrant workers wait for their governments, wait for the civil war to end. <br /> <br /> Zied was born in Tunis to a Berber family from the island of Djerba. He began taking photographs in 2003 to understand, and to change, the nation of ten million into which he was born. He has since worked in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Yemen - documenting the island of Socotra. ziedbenromdhane_website<br /> <br /> Proletariat Aesthetics is a project of curatorial research into the politicised aesthetics prevalent in much contemporary art today. Mohandas NN  reflects on Kerala, Marxist theory and its social objectives, in critique of a party system that now depends on communist nostalgia as it courts big business, creating a dogma based on the colour red and portraits of Che Guevara. Zied Ben Romdhane, often deals with the history of a left movement sabotaged and then ignored in Tunisia during the period of Ben Ali's dictatorship only to resurface within student movements during the mass protests of the Arab Spring and its present legitimacy as an opposition to the newly elected right wing government in Tunis.   <br /> <br /> Zones D'Attentes is Clark House's second in a series of projects that stand in solidarity with the Maghreb aimed at a dialogue between the two distant regions of North Africa and South Asia that began as conversations between Omar Fassatoui, Skander Zitouna, Yves-Victor Makaya, Mokhtar Kallel, Cheick Diaby and Sumesh Sharma in 2006. Curated by Sumesh Sharma and Zasha Colah.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 08:25:12 +0000 Andrew Radkowsky - Galerie Art Eterne - February 23rd, 2013 - February 28th, 2013 <p>Andrew Radkowsky is an artist without time and borders. The grammar of his work is based upon his frenetic cultural and artistic background. Andrew’s vision goes beyond the classical and traditional, past and present. His work presents a vision of the future where the three fundamental levels of art: the human figure, nature, and architect adopt a new physiological form.</p> <p>The four major ethnological mechanisms to Andrew’s work are the hierarchy of Ukrainian iconography as he has attended Ukrainian Orthodox churches in Yorkshire. Secondly, the profligacy of the pop culture in Northern Europe. The third is the classicism of the Italian Renaissance movement and the fourth is the complexity of sacred Indian art of the Hindu Pantheon, Buddhist thankas, Moghul miniatures and Master handicrafts of Kumaon.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:40:20 +0000