ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Seema Kohli - Gallery Art and Soul - December 8th - January 3rd, 2016 <p>A self trained artist, Seema Kohli&rsquo;s exhaustive practice that spans over three decades embraces a variety of mediums including paintings, sculpture, installation&nbsp;and performance.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The most significant one to emerge out of liner forms and paintings is &lsquo;Performance Art&rsquo;. Energy, reproduction, recyclying, decay, hybridization &amp; transformation: Creating a new identity; diversifying, reshaping belongings; intimacy; a dialogue of matter and memory all constitute a visual language of her work.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Time&rdquo; as energy, is central to Seema&rsquo;s practice, whether it&rsquo;s an installation, an object or a performance. She uses time as medium, which is extended, assembled and captured in all her media constituting space, be it painting, sculptures or installations. The aspects of continuity, repetition, vulnerability, duration, temporality, awareness, situation and public involvement are also inherent qualities that inform her art practice. The process before and after the performance is important and challenging&nbsp;as it organically grows from her other mediums.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Her work is primarily a celebration of the female form and energy the source of the twin forces of creation and destruction. Shakti, the divine cosmic energy manifest through female embodiment has been extensively explored, engaged with, re-narratives and retold through Seema Kohli&rsquo;s works.</p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 06:19:46 +0000 Sibylle Bergemann - National Gallery of Modern Art - NGMA Delhi - November 28th - January 3rd, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">This exhibition presents the oeuvre of one of the leading contemporary German photographers to international audiences.<br /> <br /> After two runs of the exhibition at the 'Akademie der K&uuml;nste' in Berlin and the 'Museum f&uuml;r Photographie' in Braunschweig, the exhibition is touring internationally on behalf of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (IfA). The Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan is delighted to present the exhibition in New Delhi in collaboration with the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA).<br /> <br /> The photographs of Sibylle Bergemann baffle because of the diversity of their subjects such as fashion, reportage, photographic essays, urban and rural landscapes as well as portraits. At first known as a fashion photographer, Sibylle Bergemann fast became noted for her photographic essays and her precise observations of hidden contexts.<br /> <br /> Bergemann&rsquo;s work has to be seen within the social context of her time. Her pictures express a critical analysis of the reality during the times of the GDR. Bergemann understood photography not merely as a method of depiction but rather as a medium through which she can shed light on reality while constantly interpreting and commenting on the circumstances. Thus, the peculiar details of her photographs become symbols that reflect subtly stories and nuances of their time, that play with the longing of the observer, who appears to be drawn into a thoughtful mood filled with eerie, dreamlike states-of-being while looking at her photographs.<br /> <br /> From the 1960s onwards, fashion and portrait photography that were partially commissioned by 'SIBYLLE' and 'Geo' magazines, were amongst the subjects that she reflected upon. Towards the end of the 1960s Bergemann began focusing on situational and scenic pictures in Berlin and later in cities such as New York, Paris, Tokyo, and S&atilde;o Paulo.<br /> <br /> While Bergemann worked in the beginning almost exclusively with black and white photography she later also belonged to a group of photographers who use color as a constitutive element in the construction of a meaning, and not as an illustration device. She has also worked exhaustively with the Polaroid medium.<br /> <br /> "It's the fringes of the world that interest me, not its centre. The noninterchangeable is my concern. When there is something in faces or landscapes that doesn't quite fit ..." Sibylle Bergemann.<br /> ________________________________________<br /> <br /><strong> Sibylle Bergemann</strong><br /> Born in Berlin in 1941, Sibylle Bergemann began her photographic training with Arno Fischer in 1966 and from 1967 onwards began her career as a freelance photographer. She was one of founding members of 'OSTKREUZ &ndash; Agentur der Fotografen' (Ostkreuz &ndash; Photographers' Agency), Berlin in 1990 and in 1994 became a member of the Akademie der K&uuml;nste (Academy of Arts), Berlin. Sibylle Bergemann died in 2010 near Gransee, Germany.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:19:16 +0000 Arpita Singh - Vadehra Art Gallery (VAG) - D-53 Defence Colony - October 28th - December 2nd Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:17:07 +0000 Krishen Khanna, Showkat Kathjoo, Anju Dodiya, Juul Kraijer, Charmi Gada Shah, Babu Eshwar Prasad, MF Husain, Susanta Mandal - Vadehra Art Gallery (VAG) - D 40 Defence Colony - October 28th - December 2nd Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:15:36 +0000 Sachin Tekade - The Loft At Lower Parel - October 31st - November 30th Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:10:33 +0000 Group Show - Sakshi Gallery (Mumbai) - November 5th - December 2nd Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:06:02 +0000 Andrew Voogel - project 88 - November 26th - January 31st, 2016 <p style="text-align: justify;">Project 88 is pleased to present Los Angeles based, Andrew Voogel&rsquo;s first solo exhibition, <em>Middle Passage</em> in India. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Middle Passage</em> is a meditation on the journey endured by millions of indentured Indian laborers in the early part of the 19th century. Colonial ships built specifically for transporting indentured Indians to the former colonies brought individuals across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans to ports throughout the Caribbean. This crossing was known as the<em> Kalapani</em>-a statement to the darkness of the passage and the unknown trials of the sea that would be faced and eventually lead to the distant realities of indentured plantation life in the colonies. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Through a series of drawings and videos, Voogel evokes memories of the crossing, and the arrival into a new landscape. Inducing abstract gestures, <em>Middle Passage</em> pieces together fragments of culture and memory as it moves through the traumatic history of this lesser known crossing. The dark imagery contained in this body of work is at once sublime and primitive. Voogel seeks out the point where linear history is severed, leaving us at the moment of arrival, where we find ourselves landed on alien shores, left to make our own way through the darkness. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Voogel received his Master&rsquo;s of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute, SFAI in 2014. His works have been exhibited at the Changjiang&nbsp;International Photography &amp; Video&nbsp;Biennale; the Kochi Muziris Biennale, the Worth Ryder Gallery at the University of California Berkeley; Young Projects Gallery; and an upcoming show in December at the Stadtmuseum in Germany.&nbsp; </p> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:56:26 +0000 K S Radhakrishnan - National Gallery Of Modern Art - NGMA Bengaluru - November 21st - December 27th <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>NGMA Bengaluru, in collaboration with Akar Prakar, Kolkata, inaugurating the sculpture exhibition of K.S. Radhakrishnan titled 'Mapping with Figures: The Evolving Art of K.S. Radhakrishnan', curated by Shri R. Siva Kumar, at its premises . </strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br />Like many of his contemporaries KS Radhakrishnan is a figurative sculptor, but his preference for modeling and bronze casting over new materials sets him apart. A modernist, he recharges age old sculptural processes with a new sensibility. His work, at once both intimate and universal, takes the celebration of sensuality as one of its central themes.<br /><br />The exhibition will explore the trajectory of&nbsp;KS Radhakrishnan's&nbsp;work from the late 1990s to the present through a selection of about 50 works representing the entire gamut of his oeuvre in kind and scale.&nbsp;His work today combines aspects of object materiality of the medium with figural sensuousness and narrative nuances..</p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:03:42 +0000 Sajjad Ahmed - Lakeeren Art Gallery - October 15th - November 28th <p style="text-align: justify;">Sajjad Ahmed&rsquo;s first monographic exhibition in India "Always Forever Now&rdquo; presents a fine line between &lsquo;real&rsquo; and &lsquo;real-looking&rsquo;, holding possibilities of being representative of moments when reality corresponds to the composition of a painting. His work contains paradoxes combined together forming an experience where aesthetics become the content, holding abstraction and representation within the same surface; addressing fullness and emptiness of life. The superfluity of words and images, in the realm of today&rsquo;s world, substantiates the current times as times of &ldquo;being and nothingness&rdquo; in which the near perfect images is marred by a plethora of skyscapes- stripped to create a break in the image in which representation and abstraction co-exist on the same surface.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Sajjad Ahmed is an artist living and working in Pakistan, who has shown widely all over the world. His work addresses a diverse scope of concerns around art, representation, abstraction, semiotics, region, religion and globalisation, manifested through assemblages of found imagery, and executed in an array of mediums; prints, installations and time-based mediums. Ahmed is also an awardee and alumni of South Asia Foundation, with his work being taught at City University of New York in 2009-10. Also, his works around the research of &lsquo;oculus&rsquo; paintings from Renaissance were inducted as a permanent installation at the Slought Foundation, Philadelphia. Ahmed&rsquo;s works are in various art collections in Asia, Europe, Middle East and North America. Ahmed is an awardee and alumni of South Asia Foundation, as well as a finalist for Sovereign Asian Art Prize. Recently, Ahmed&rsquo;s work was exhibited and included in permanent collections of Cathedral Museum of Atri, Italy and Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia.</p> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:36:46 +0000 Anil Abhange - Jehangir Art Gallery - November 17th - November 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;">Artist Anil Abhange's exhibition is now live. Visit the gallery and view his excellent works, which will definitely will be a visual treat to your eyes.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition will be open everyday up to 23rd November from 11am to 7pm.</p> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:23:58 +0000 Sanjay Bhattacharyya - Jehangir Art Gallery - November 17th - November 23rd <p style="text-align: justify;">The exhibition is titled "In search of lost time (&agrave; la recherche du temps perdu...)" and will be open everyday up to 23rd November from 11am to 7pm.</p> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:21:43 +0000 Vasant Avarsekar - Jehangir Art Gallery - November 30th - December 6th Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:17:52 +0000 Rohan Koli - Jehangir Art Gallery - November 25th - November 29th Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:16:54 +0000 K.G. Lingadevaru - Jehangir Art Gallery - November 16th - November 22nd Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:19:26 +0000 Sudhakar Kashinath Lawate - Jehangir Art Gallery - November 17th - November 23rd Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:13:57 +0000 Illés Tóth - Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre (HICC) - November 13th - December 20th <p style="text-align: justify;">Hungary has been a photographer&rsquo;s delight with its breathtaking cityscapes both day and night. The exhibition showcases the picturesque locales captured by Ill&eacute;s T&oacute;th, a young photographer from Hungary.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&ldquo;<em>I am very interested in people so I love to make portraits both spontaneously and adjusted, and I love fashion. &nbsp;I love to take photos in the street and to capture the special moments, the buildings and the game of the lights and the shadows. I love the black and white photos because in this way I can accentuate more the forms and the tones, thus the images become more honest.</em>&rdquo;</p> <p align="right">Quotes Ill&eacute;s T&oacute;th</p> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:09:10 +0000