ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Group Show - The Centre of International Modern Art - May 4th - July 4th Tue, 26 May 2015 18:48:57 +0000 Sweeta Rai - Jehangir Art Gallery - May 25th - May 31st Tue, 26 May 2015 18:34:25 +0000 UDAY JAIN - Jehangir Art Gallery - May 26th - June 1st Tue, 26 May 2015 18:33:24 +0000 - Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) - May 16th - May 26th <p style="text-align: justify;">ICCR, in collaboration with NGMA, is organizing a ten day art exhibition captioned &lsquo;MAITRI&rsquo;. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Shri Sudhakhar Rao, former Chief Secretary of Karnataka, at 6.P.M of May 16, 2015, at NGMA premises in Bengaluru &lsquo;MAITRI&rsquo; will remain open to the public upto May 26, 2015. The exhibition consists of 24 art-works, generated at the India-China Women Artists&rsquo; Residency, held at Jaipur in November 2014.</p> Tue, 26 May 2015 17:25:57 +0000 - Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre (HICC) - May 26th - August 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition features the best of the award winning paintings of the on-the-spot children`s painting competition hosted by HICC in February 2015. The theme of this year`s event was Hungarian folktales.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>(On view from 10 am to 4 pm, weekdays only)</em></p> Tue, 26 May 2015 17:22:39 +0000 Abid Shaikh, Baliu Parthan, Clare Arni, JMS Mani, Mukesh Sharma, Priti Vadakkath, Ravikumar Kashi, Tanya Mehta - Gallery Sumukha - Bangalore - May 26th - June 14th Tue, 26 May 2015 17:18:18 +0000 sachin karne, Narendra Pal Singh, Paresh Maity, Trupti Patel, T Vaikuntam, laxma goud, Sakti Burman, S H Raza - Gallerie Alternatives - May 3rd - July 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">Gallerie Alternatives presents a group show of paintings, drawings &amp; sculptures by S H Raza, Sakti Burman, Laxma Goud, T Vaikuntam, Trupti Patel, Paresh Maity, Narendra Pal Singh, Sachin Karne &amp; many artists from 3rd May till 28th July 2015 at 102 Mega Mall, DLF city phase-1, Golf club road, Gurgaon.</p> Tue, 26 May 2015 17:11:27 +0000 Group Show - Cymroza Art Gallery - May 27th - May 28th Tue, 26 May 2015 17:05:12 +0000 Group Show - Chemould Prescott Road - May 20th - July 15th <div class="artistright"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ADITI SINGH</strong><br /> A recurrent theme in Aditi Singh's drawings is the anatomy of flowers. Drawing flowers for over a decade they still continue to&nbsp;enthral&nbsp;the artist, or as she puts it: <em>"At a certain moment a form chooses you and won't&nbsp;leave you in peace."</em>&nbsp;These flowers are not typically meant to decorate or beautify. They survive in extreme climate and their ephemeral character contradicts the tenacious nature of their existence. The organic and geometric structure and their skeletal fragility point to the invisible mysteries inherent in natural phenomena.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The process of selecting the paper is an integral part of Aditi Singh's drawings. The paper acts both as space and skin. Skin that protects, bears the traces of living by witnessing the process of evolution and dissolution. The paper's texture and materiality create a symbiosis with the subtle&nbsp;colours&nbsp;and shapes of the floral forms, thus standing for the "metamorphosis of the One into the Other&acirc;&euro;&Yuml;, a process that describes the&nbsp;gradual reduction of distance between the work and the self of the artist.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ANJU DODIYA</strong><br /> Anju Dodiya's work&nbsp;are&nbsp;a selection of pages from a 'diary' where she offers a concentrated act of mourning death.&nbsp;In many of her works Anju Dodiya narrates the tragic/heroic aspirations of death by displaying rigour and tension.&nbsp; The suite of&nbsp;watercolours&nbsp;with their fine delineation of charcoal are exuberant in their rendition of what haunts the artist&rsquo;s imagination.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>ATUL DODIYA</strong><br /> Atul Dodiya addresses the complexity of various simultaneous happenings in history - of politics, art and culture, through playful interventions in his series of watercolours. They&nbsp;humorously address ideas of local cultural representation through a construction of mock museums. In the forefront stand figures drawn from Company School paintings, images drawn from Miniature paintings, to 'dodiyaesque' figures that stand frontally, almost proud to pose before the "monuments" they stand before.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>BHUVANESH GOWDA</strong><br /> New works included here are a process oriented engagement rather than the preconceived idea of results. This series is an extension of his earlier use of wood as his primary material. Here the idea of carpentry is palpable; their&nbsp;precise and mathematical base concurs with the artistic liberty to propose fictional forms.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>DESMOND LAZARO</strong><br /> Desmond Lazaro charts twelve miniature houses, centred and floating like clouds, each inscribed with a fragment of a legend about the 'blue house'. Here is an intimate, barely decodable metaphor of what a blue house might be, what it wants and does to survive and give shelter.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>"For a long time I have wanted to make a shed - a small scale sculpture - a generic garden shed &ndash; a shape that would satisfy my fascination with &lsquo;house and home&rsquo; a theme, which over the last few years I have considered in paintings - each time trying to unravel a meaning for<span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;</span>both - as a symbol and a personal reference."</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>DHRUVI ACHARYA</strong><br /> Dhruvi Acharya&rsquo;s paintings are layered with graphic style deploying a narrative imagery in which she explores the complexities of motherhood, citizenship and artistry. She paints, through allegory, on the poetic as well as desperate moments in one&rsquo;s emotional and intellectual quarrel. Solitary female figures act in a chaotic universe composed of varied objects, animals and empty speech bubbles that ironically point to the futility and fatality of human experience. Dhruvi Acharya&rsquo;s paintings refer to drawings in her sketchbooks, which she treats as a daily journal. <em>&ldquo;Chronicling the changing landscapes of my emotions, and the various portraits of my experiences, these drawings are part of my stream of consciousness&rdquo;.</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>GIGI SCARIA</strong><br /> During a fellowship in Melbourne, Gigi Scaria got acquainted with the landscape and geography of Victoria. He studied the way people moved from other parts of the world, digging and cultivating the land in the course of history. The gold rush and the import of trees and plants by the settlers lead to significant changes in the natural formations of the land. The alterations of the landscape, pleasing the vision of those who settled there, prove of a cultural logic that not always corresponds to the logic of nature. Gigi Scaria&rsquo;s&nbsp;watercolour&nbsp;points to the &lsquo;politics of the landscape&rsquo; that is intricately related to the culture, habits, and civic ideas of&nbsp;the people living there.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>JITISH KALLAT</strong><br /> Jitish Kallat&rsquo;s photographic installation &lsquo;The Cry of the Gland&rsquo; continues his examination of the urban detail and repetition that began with the large room-scaled photo-piece of dented automobiles &lsquo;365 Lives&rsquo; (2007). Approaching commuters randomly in the street, Kallat photographed the pockets of their shirts, often bulging or sagging under the weight of daily necessities - pens, cigarettes, keys, wallets, cellphones - resembling a tumour-like growth on the body. Kallat has described this act of stepping close and registering a picture of bodily protrusions laden with personal possessions as akin to capturing a short story.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>LAVANYA MANI</strong><br /> Lavanya Mani draws upon the natural use of colour the way makers of &nbsp;traditional <em>Kalamkari</em> textiles.&nbsp;Mani peeks into the past and reminds viewers of the hidden stories behind the cloth they wear and the power dynamics that cloth carries in it's threads. Historically, <em>Kalamkari</em> was traditionally a male art form, as was its trade with the West, however Mani has used the medium to explore the experience of womanhood through the renderings in the work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>MEERA DEVIDAYAL</strong><br /> Meera Devidayal in her works, <em>"Crossing" 2012,&nbsp;</em>addresses the idea of urban migration - where the city of her dwelling becomes the point of arrival and departure to thousands who throng and make their 'dreams'. These 'dreams' are a subject that preoccupy Meera's process and oeuvre.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>MITHU SEN</strong><br /> Mithu Sen's&nbsp;practice stems from a strong background in drawing. In addition to popular images that she turns into puns, many of the recurring motifs in these drawings (2013-2014) in her dreamlike works, such as teeth, birds, and spinal columns, have deeper psychoanalytic readings that tie into our subconscious thoughts about sexuality.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>N S HARSHA</strong><br /> From lofty cities and suspended homes to sleepers on the ground, here is an itinerary for a monk who chooses to lay himself down &ndash; a bodily need bound by a modest gesture. Harsha is no monk, and his figures are not necessarily humble. They are common people who take their rest &nbsp;in these set of drawings titled, "<em>wahan se idhar, idhar se udhar"</em>. They are not socially marked as homeless &ndash; just sleeping gently and in gratitude for a space in the world.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>REENA SAINI KALLAT</strong><br /> Reena Saini Kallat&rsquo;s Ruled Paper, (red, blue, white) is from her recent body of works, Porous Passages that advance poetic and provocative inquiries into ideas of unison and estrangement, on confluence and conflict. A recurring motif, as well as primary medium in the making of these works is the electrical cable.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In this suite of drawings titled Ruled Paper, (red, blue, white), wires appear as empty sheets of paper awaiting inscription, but as if they were placed under a magnifying glass they begin to reveal or unravel a rather unsettling form of the barbed wire.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>RITESH MESHRAM</strong><br /> Ritiesh Meshram's&nbsp;focus (with these works done in 2012 at The Gasworks Studio in London), has been the production of a series of concrete studies of items from his own studio, illustrating his fascination with the shape and design of objects used within our daily routines. Believing these objects to hold a kind of spectre of human lives, he uses their forms to trace human identity whilst exploring the ambiguous line of distinction between the natural and the artificial.The process of making itself is central to Meshram's practice, spontaneity, improvisation and accident all being an integral part of his working process; the act of play as the only means to by which to create.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>SHAKUNTALA KULKARNI<br /> </strong>Shakuntala Kulkarni, in a series of small-format photographs (2015), continues to explore her ongoing series of work: <em>of bodies, armour and cages (2011-12)</em>.&nbsp;The body in need of protection resorts to armour: an outer skin that cannot easily be dented or pierced, or the skill to form an invisible shield around its exposed limbs.&nbsp;Kulkarni addresses herself to this paradox in her project, which unfolds across a number of practices including the interdisciplinary laboratory, drawing, photography, the research archive, sculpture, and performance.</p> </div> Wed, 27 May 2015 12:02:45 +0000 Baiju Parthan, Chittrovanu Mazumdar, Raghava KK, Gopikrishna - Art Musings - May 4th - June 13th <p style="text-align: justify;">Art Musings opens their 2015 edition of Quarto, a group exhibition featuring 4 renowned contemporary artists Baiju Parthan, Chittrovanu Mazumdar, Gopikrishna and Raghava KK on 4 May 2015. The gallery will display important works from their archives, which are part of their permanent collection, along with recent paintings.</p> Tue, 26 May 2015 16:58:24 +0000 Deepak K. - Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, India - June 3rd - June 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;">For the second&nbsp;edition, Alliance fran&ccedil;aise will open with an exhibition called <em>Inhuman</em>&nbsp;which will showcase the works of the artist Deepak K.. He is doing his Master of Visual Art in Painting from College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;Deepak K (b1987) is a highly motivated exceptional painter, who has a MA in Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts at the Chitrakala Parisheth, Bangalore.&nbsp;All of his works depict fantastic world of his own, surrealistic in vision, both by way of his delineation and handling of colours. Some sort of autobiographical elements can be seen in some of them. Most of his works are in acrylics or oil and he has done several drawings in his inimitable style on paper. He has achieved exceptional results in his chosen creative media with his skill and gained remarkable technical expertise. The drawings, as well as paintings, are delicate and executed in masterly strokes. The placements of these elements in the pictorial space in his creative works give a dream-like vision.&rdquo; &ndash;&nbsp;Balan Nambiar</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Opening night on 3rd June. <br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><br /></strong><em>The Young Talent Program is a new project of the Alliance fran&ccedil;aise that aims to promote the local visual artists of Bangalore through a unique platform that will showcase 6 to 8 exhibitions each year of some of the most promising young artists.&nbsp;</em><em>Curated by Franck Barth&eacute;l&eacute;my and Balan Nambiar, the program intends to push andsupport the career of the selected artists and to diffuse more widely their work by giving them a field and a place to express their art.</em></p> Tue, 26 May 2015 16:51:22 +0000